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s translation of a clause earlier in Book Two, when Daphnis and Chloe are practising Philetas' suggestions, and accidentally find their way into a horizontal position.
Longus 2,35,2)' and Pan and Syrinx are played in mime by Daphnis and Chloe (2,37).
Daphnis and Chloe, the final piece in the programme, was created by Sir Frederick Ashton for Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes and is a significant acquisition for BRB, having never been done before in this country outside the Royal Ballet.
Up until that point, I couldn't fault the show, but the final section of Daphnis and Chloe was a disappointment and the weakest performance of the night.
The work of Daphnis and Chloe in the Lesbian countryside likewise presents this ludic dimension.
On 19 January, BBC2 will broadcast a programme which features Tortelier and the BBC Phil in a special Masterworks presentation of La Mer, regarded by Tortelier as the greatest score in French music alongside Daphnis and Chloe.
But even Kenneth MacMillan's Manon and Mayerling, Frederick Ashton's Daphnis and Chloe, and Balanchine's Don Quixote and A Midsummer Night's Dream have not strayed very far from the nineteenth-century form, with time or dramatic passages alternating with divertissements.
The Strictly Dancing triple bill this autumn combines Paquita and Twyla Tharp's recently-seen Nine Sinatra Songs with Frederick Ashton's Daphnis and Chloe, which is joining the BRB repertoire for the first time.
Strictly Dancing with Paquita, Nine Sinatra Songs and Daphnis and Chloe takes to the stage on October 3-6.
In 1967 she was in a serious car accident that might have ended her career, but within a few months she returned to the stage in Daphnis and Chloe, triumphing over injuries that would have felled most performers.
There are reminders here of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, as well as the subtle atmospherics of Debussy and the energetic angularity of Stravinsky.
The Ravel evening includes Ashton's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe, MacMillan's La Fin du Jour, and the U.