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13-06-02, 10:58 AM (GMT)
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"cinderella video"
   I've just been watching the RB's Cinderella video, taken from a 1969 tv recording. It is sensationally, dazzlingly good - Sibley and Dowell full of youth and ardour, Ashton and Helpmann matchless as the Ugly Sisters, etc. What really struck me, however, was the quality of the Fairy Variations - if anyone wants proof that the Ashton style has now been totally lost, they should watch Jenny Penney as Spring - the musicality, the phrasing, the footwork, the half-turns, the epaulement. Nowadays they just charge through it heedlessly, and all the detail is simply ignored. has anyone else got views on this?

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