The story ballet 'La fille mal gardée' is one of the oldest surviving ballets. It can be seen at Theater Basel in the 21/22 season in a choreography by Jeroen Verbruggen.
Old story ballet retold
Lise falls in love with a Collette instead of young Colas. And Alain, who is actually chosen by Lise's mother as her son-in-law, develops a somewhat peculiar relationship with a scarecrow. Rabbits take over the famous chicken dance, and hay bales wrapped in plastic serve as the stage set. 'La fille mal gardée' is among the oldest surviving ballets. Belgian Jeroen Verbruggen turns idyllic country life with down-to-earth characters into a queer story ballet with gender confusion and plenty of joy in ambiguity.
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