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FRONTROW By Robert Moyes

A DIVERSITY OF DANCE From traditional to newly commissioned, several notable

may be the closest classical dance ever got to slapstick,

dance performances are in the wings. Victoria-based Canadian

complete with dancers who double as practical jokers.

Pacific Ballet, specialists in classical and romantic ballet,

The plot involves a gentleman looking for love via

returns to the 1800s to resurrect a once-famous ballet from

newspaper ads when, all along, everyone except him

Danish choreographer August Bournonville. Although known

knows his housekeeper would make the perfect wife.

for using lots of humour (including touches of commedia

This Canadian premiere runs February 13 at 8 pm and

dell’arte), Bournonville always hewed to the classical ideals of

February 14 at 2 pm and 7 pm, at the McPherson Theatre.

ballet. His Konservatoriet, or A Marriage for Advertisement,

For tickets, call 250-386-6121.

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