Anyone who has been interested in my posts about Ratmansky and Fullington and how they have resurrected ballet from old dance notation may find the videos below interesting.
We see it so often in programs and on adverts for our familiar and loved ballets. In them, Doug Fullington discusses what “After Petipa” really means.
The whole video is lovely, and so informative, but my favourite part is when the princess Florine version is danced side by side, old vs new.
This second video has excerpts from La Bayadère and Le Roi Candaule and Le Corsaire.
I for one prefer Petipa all the way.