Benedicte Bemet is one of those dancers you never forget. From even the junior ranks, she has been a crowd favourite, combining technical prowess while radiating her sheer love of dance from the stage. Her trajectory to principal dancer at the Australian Ballet seemed guaranteed. However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing.
Benedicte Bemet and Kevin Jackson in “Sleeping Beauty.” Photograph by Kate Longley
One way to get to know the history of a company is through the “liner notes” of its “Swan Lake” production, and for those of us continuing to build an admiring familiarity with Pacific Northwest Ballet via its digital season offerings, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell’s “Swan Lake” provides an interesting glimpse into PNB prior to Peter Boal’s leadership.FREE ARTICLE