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Dance

Giselle has floored many a ballerina — it did so again last week

Plus: in praise of Birmingham Royal Ballet

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

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English has all sorts of emotive metaphors for how we feel about the ground. We’re floored. Or well grounded. Or earthbound. Life’s a minefield, so watch where you step. Stay on your toes. One moment we’re walking on air, next brought down to earth. Which is not at all the same as being down-to-earth.

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