Choreography: August Bournonville | Music: Herman Severin Løvenskjold
Become entranced by a magical world of fairies and forbidden romance with August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. The oldest ballet in existence, La Sylphide tells the story of a young Scottish farmer who becomes spellbound by a beautiful, winged creature. As the Scotsman abandons his bride-to-be, he offends not only the wedding party but a witch who predicts his betrayal before he follows The Sylph into her kingdom in the woods. Don’t miss this ethereal production as La Sylphide returns to the Wortham Theater stage for the 1st time in 14 seasons.
La Sylphide will be accompanied by a world premiere from Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM, Sparrow. Set to music by Simon & Garfunkel, including popular songs such as Cecilia and The Only Living Boy in New York, this new work will feature a large ensemble cast of dancers.
La Sylphide is a penultimate "museum" piece, built on a vocabulary that's all about air-under-the-arms, flighty darting feet and — for the male lead — airborne joyfulness.
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