Excerpts from La fille Mal Gardée
La fille Mal Gardée,which translates as 'The Wayward Daughter', is one of the oldest works in the current day ballet repertory. The excerpts from Act I are taken from the version adapted by Sir Frederick Ashton for the Royal Ballet in 1960.
I behave as what you expect. Who am I? Can I find me? Can I find myself in you? ...I merely want to be myself!
Excerpts from Paquita
Paquita is a two-act ballet originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier and reworked by Marius Petipa. Initially staged as a narrative ballet, the plot revolves around the young Gypsy girl, Paquita, who falls in love with a French Nobleman, Lucien.
The excerpt presented is taken from the “Wedding Scene” of Paquita and Lucien.
The approximate duration is 75 minutes including an interval.