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La Sylphide (Royal Danish Ballet)
La Sylphide (Royal Danish Ballet)


 
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Item #:  D2856
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 62 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031285699
ISBN: 0-7697-8051-2


Availability: In Stock

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When Lis Jeppesen - the Sylphide of our time - in diaphanous white costume and with shining wings, dances for the Scottish farmer James, whom she has entranced with her love and beauty, we are witnessing the first scene of the most famous and enduring ballet by August Bournonville.

The great Danish choreographer and former dancer (he had partnered Marie Taglioni) created La Sylphide for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1836. Of all his surviving ballets it is the oldest and most widely performed.

Lis Jeppesen dances the lead role of La Sylphide, a role which demands lyrical interpretation as well as superb technique. Equal expressiveness and faultless dancing are required of James, here performed by Nikolaj Hubbe. Sorella Englund is the brilliant interpreter of the role of Madge, the witch and fortune-teller, whose rejection by James leads her to seek dreadful revenge on him, with tragic consequences.

 

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Cast & Crew

Lis Jeppesen, La Sylphide
Nikolaj Hubbe, James
Sorella Englund, Madge
Kirsten Simone, Anna
Morten Munksdorf, Gurn
Ann-Kristin Hauge, Effy
Anne Marie Vessel, Nancy

Music: H. Lovenskiold
Original Production by Hans Brenaa

The Royal Danish Orchestra
Conductor: Poul Jorgensen

Choreography: August Bournonville
Staged by: Henning Kronstam and Arlette Weinreich
Designed by: Soren Frandsen
Audio Director: Roy Emerson
Lighting Director: Chris Bertlett-Judd
Executive Producer: Robin Scott
Directed for Video by: Thoma Grimm


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