March 13, 2005
It's not Sorella Englund, but an incredible simulation. . .
There are many good aspects of Boston Ballet's new production of La Sylphide set by Englund, but the most uncanny is how Merrill Ashley, ever the perfect student, has seemed to take every detail of Englund's brilliant performance as Madge and imitated it in her own. It doesn't feel like rote work, but there still is something eerie about that literal an imitation.
I see one more cast tomorrow, and then back home.
Posted by Leigh Witchel at March 13, 2005 1:48 AM
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