BOLSHOI BALLET 2018-2019: LA SYLPHIDE (Live From Moscow)
2018, Russia, 120, one interval.
Cast: Production and new choreography: Johan Kobborg. Libretto: Adolphe Nourrit and Philippo Taglioni. Original choreography by August Bournonville. Musical score: Herman Severin Levenskiold. Cast: The principals and corps of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Join us for a gorgeous new production, live from Moscow, of the oldest of the classical ballets known today. La Sylphide was created for Maria Taglioni, in her first role dancing on pointe. In 1836, August Bournonville created a lyrical new version for the Royal Danish Ballet, which is still performed today. The Bolshoi’s production of Bournonville’s La Sylphide is by the Danish dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg. Set in Scotland, the ballet opens as James, preparing for his wedding to the very real Effie, is distracted by the apparition of a beautiful, haunting Sylph.
“Without too much glitter and glamour, La Sylphide is a sophisticated and poetic ballet with a deeper meaning and intention.” – Isabella Zijp, Bachtrack.com.