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By wfh277
Written August 30, 2015
Giselle at the Royal Opera House in London was wonderful. The quality of the transmission was wonderful even though we were in the middle of a snowstorm. It would be a great way for young ballet enthusiasts to watch the best dancers at a reasonable price without having to dress up and sit perfectly still.
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By echadwick354
Written December 27, 2014
I've seen this ballet countless times with various wonderful dancers. Up till now my favorite performance was Makarova/Barishnikov. This was even better. The principal dancers were peerless and the corps de ballet especially good.
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By snorton1354
Written July 05, 2015
The Royal Ballet's production of "Giselle," which aired last night at movie theatres, was absolutely spectacular. The Russian ballerina Natalia O defied gravity in her leaps. Her male partner was wonderful as well. And the corps de ballet, the Wilies, were incredibly precise and beautiful. It was very helpful to see the accompanying videos of the various dancers and their rehearsal process. Total enjoyable and affordable evening.
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By johnholyland
Written July 30, 2015
We enjoyed it immensely. The quality of the dancing was outstanding and memorable. The cinematography was very good. Filming ballet is very difficult and often poorly done but this one was excellent with seamless and unintrusive transition between distance and close up shots. The written "hand-out" that was given to us on arrival and the preamble helped a lot in following the action.We will certainly look forward to other upcoming events.
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Boutiful ballet

By junenew
Written August 30, 2015
I thought Giselle was outstanding in all aspects of judging. The cinemotography, music, costuming all made the excellent cast even more enjoyable. Spoils one for local ballet presentations/
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