Over the years I have seen this video maybe 100 times. I started dancing the year after this was filmed in 1976. What an amazing time for ballet in the U.S. It was an explosion of love and care for the craft. Just notice the care and attention to detail with the elasticity, pull and phrasing of the first tendus, perfectly phrased with the musical score. That is no accident. I love the breath and full interpretation of the steps with the music. Never early, never late, and never random.
Pure love and understanding of the craft.
We saw Houston Ballet on Opening Night yesterday in “Theme”, such a treat.