La Sylphide
Seeing this work recently performed by the Australian Ballet as a double bill with Marius Petipa’s “Paquita” serving as an irresistible 19th-century classicism appetiser, is like discovering a much sort after time machine.
The Metamorphosis
The London-based choreographer Arthur Pita adapted “The Metamorphosis” for the stage in 2011 under the auspices of the Royal Ballet, with the hyper-flexible principal Edward Watson in the person—and bug—of white-collar drone Gregor Samsa.