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Review: Moscow Festival Ballet's 'Giselle' among the best

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“Giselle” is the ultimate in Romantic era ballet. It combines all the essential elements — princes, peasants and fairies in a supernatural tale of love, betrayal and madness. Because this story is one of the oldest that ballet has to offer, it can feel slow and stodgy, like one long adagio. But the Moscow Festival Ballet’s rendering, as seen at Proctors on Friday night, is one of the best seen in these parts in decades. ...


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