attitude: WIEN/ Staaatsoper/ Staatsballett
„La Fille mal gardée“: Vienna State Ballet, Dec. 13th, 2022 (Wiener Staatsballett)
„La Fille mal gardée“ is, what the plot is concerned, a very dull Ballet. Its nearly too lengthy use of pantomime (on the second act)„to tell a story“ makes one long for more dance moments, but shortly, as you may have guessed, not one of my all-time favourites. But this does not diminish its value, not in the least. One must watch it with great accuracy, scrutiny and most of all, with an enormous attentiveness to detail. The (typical) Sir Frederick Ashton technical challenges are not few and they cover a big range from the Soloists until the formations of the Corps de Ballet ,which require enormous discipline and the musicality of the written choreography, which requires (also from the Corps) more than just a pin-pointed exactitude (and I am definitely not meaning just ribbons and bands… ) and, of course as it is mostly the case with Sir Frederick Ashton, fleet-footed execution.
Ricardo Leitner/ attitude