The music is based on two works: "Dido and Aeneas" by Purcell and the Gluck's "Orpheus and Eurydice".
Media about the performance
The fact that the classical Mariinsky Theatre prima ballerina is dancing as an equal with Lock’s artists is as improbable as if she suddenly decided to become a Chinese acrobat. Because Lock himself, his technique and his ballets are absolutely inscrutable and forbidding for any "classical" ballet purist. Although La La La Human Steps last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, and although the choreographer’s unique style took shape 10 years ago, each of his ballets seems to be a Edouard Lock’s shock choregraphy can be seen in Diana Vishneva’s face leap into the unknown.
It is a rare jewel. Elegant, beautiful, athletic, lyrical, theatrical, relaxed - the incomparable collection, which is a consequence of the God-given talent, creativity, insight and common resolve.
The Orange County Register
... Can not answer the question, what does this Vishneva danced that dance before her thousands of dancers. It's like asking what combination of glue, wood and craftsmanship used Stradivarius.
The Washington Post
Incredible technique and musicianship, exceptional purity of style and artistry inherent in Vishneva, leaving rivals far behind.
The Financial Times