Liscarkat, yes, I think both books are now available, although they were out of print for many years. What is a pity is that they don't republish his "Complete Book of Ballet," which has information on a lot of older works.
I think you're right, librarian. Perhaps we are a little hard on Siegfried. Although really, shouldn't he remember that Odette told him she wouldn't be able to come to the ball until after midnight, that she's still be a swan at that time of the evening? I guess he was really dazzled by Odile's appearance.
Thanks so much for the site, AlinWood! I thought this comment was interesting:
I tried to stay close to what a bored Prince could be like nowadays. I had a lot of bad reactions to that, some thought I had stage fright, some that I was sulking, once I was even asked if I was mad at being notified of the casting too late !
I'd love to see Martinez sometime in Swan Lake. I've only seen photos of him, but he looks like a lovely elegant danseur. I do like the thought of an etoile having the opportunity to "try out" different approaches. It's nice to know that he takes those kinds of risks,and isn't afraid to completely reassess a role.
I haven't been able to watch the videos though...must be missing some plug-in or other...that's killing me!