«Giselle requires everything: impeccable technique, emotional depth and originality. A good ballerina will master these qualities with certain ease. A great one will blur the lines between them, hypnotizing her audience with the very humanness of Giselle in all her complexity. Svetlana Lunkina is a great one.
And her technique is impeccable.
As a whole, the production is both poignant and memorable, especially Lunkina’s rendition of the title character. If the original Giselle, Carlotta Grisi, was a Queen, then Lunkina… has inherited her throne.»