ABT performs Sleeping Beauty at Opéra Bastille in Paris through tomorrow. Laura Cappelle of Financial Times enjoyed Cassandra Trenary’s Aurora:
On opening night, the production appeared slightly flatter than it did in New York, and the corps de ballet less crisp. Cassandra Trenary, a young soloist, was secure and vivacious as Aurora. She will clearly be a luminous addition to ABT’s roster of stars but isn’t a finished product yet as a ballerina; she and her Prince, James Whiteside, occasionally overplayed their roles, betraying their modern selves.
At BalletAlert, Drew and mussel point out some nice Paris coverage with clips of Cassandra, Stella Abrera, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Hammoudi.