A carefully curated La Sylphide closed the first half; a handful of sylphs and an imposing Sorella Englund as The Witch managing to conjure up the magic. Bojesen’s performance was defined by exquisite timing - deepening her plié or extending a gesture to perfectly fill the music - and her delicious characterisation, a thoughtless, wayward and absolutely irresistible creature. Her James, Birkkjaer on the Friday and Gregory Dean on the Saturday night, were rightly smitten.
The two English dancers, principal dancer Dean and soloist Kizzy Matiakis, were featured in the company and did their country proud. Dean, who joined in 2008, showed an exceptional jump enhanced with a touch of modern masculinity. Matiakis who has been in the company since 2003 is very much at home in the Danish style with fleet footwork, poised balance and effortless musicality.