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The Bolshoi Ballet presents La Sylphide at Palace Cineplex

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Ekaterina Krysanova as Sylph. Yan Godovsky as James, in the Bolshoi Ballet Classic, La Sylphide, showing this Sunday at Palace Cineplex.

This Sunday January 13, 2019, 11: 30 am at Palace Cineplex, witness the work that marks a turning point in the genre and is the oldest and longest surviving of the classical ballets known today. On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman, James is awaken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. The ultimate romantic masterpiece. La Sylphide, is a romantic ballet in two acts. There were two versions of the ballet, the original was choreographed in 1832 by Italian dancer and choreographer, Filippo Taglioni, the second in 1836 by August Bournonville, Danish ballet master and choreographer. He was the son of Antoine Bournonville, a dancer and choreographer trained under the French choreographer, Jean Georges Noverre, and the nephew of Julie Alix de la Fay, nee Bournonville, of the Royal Swedish Ballet. Bournonville's is the only version known to have survived and has the distinction of being hailed a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg.