Just look at how articulate her feet are, the position of her head, neck, shoulder and on top of it her port de bras is very beautiful. It’s very understated but part of the technique (that often overlooked) nonetheless.
The ballerina role was engraved in my mind by Suzanne Farrell, how she would move, balance and tilt, the expression in her face, her arms, how her fingers would arch. Well, I experienced an epiphany. For the first time ever after many years of seeing “Diamonds,” I have truly appreciated the piece on its own terms and left past associations behind. It is a marvelous ballet, perfectly structured, with fascinating patterns and combinations, and certainly a festive way with which to close an evening. Agnes Letestu as the ballerina establishes the role as her own, imposing her line, her style, her vision on a part so vividly etched in the memory of many by somebody else. She is magnificent.x
"Aurélie Dupont, like I said, I love her, she is one of my favorite dancers in the world. I watched the video of her and when I see her dance, I see the expression of Ghislaine. Everything Ghislaine asked, Aurélie does. It’s interesting, because I could see Ghislaine’s expression in Aurélie’s Sylph. If you look at her Sylph, you see a real woman who talks to James, who is not just kind and good, but at times can be strict, angry, constantly changing attitude. This is very important as this is what makes it a very interesting role."
- Evgenia Obraztsova on Aurélie Dupont’s La Sylphide (x)