La fille mal gardee will delight Canberra audiences

By Michelle Potter
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:43pm, first published October 3 2014 - 11:45pm

In July 1789, less than two weeks before French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille in Paris and began the French Revolution, a small company in Bordeaux staged a brand new ballet called La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter). Its simple, sentimental story, with links back to the stock characters of the commedia dell'arte, follows the adventures of a young couple, Lise and Colas, whose love for each other is thwarted by maternal authority.

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