The Bolshoi Ballet's LA SYLPHIDE

High Definition Captured-Live (Same-Day) Broadcast!

On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, with young soloists Anna Tikhomirova and Artemy Belyakov, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece,

The  premièr of La Syphide in Paris in 1832 saw Marie Taglioni dance on pointe shoes, the first female dancer to do so, but it is the Danish version premiered in 1836 by August Bournonville that became famous all over the world and is still danced today.

La Sylphide takes place in Scotland, and starts in a cosy setting with James sleeping in his armchair next to the fireplace. Next to him appears a sylph, whom he falls in love with. While he wakes up the sylph disappears through the chimney, and it appears as if no one else has seen her. Although hinted to be just a fantasy, James is obsessed with the dreamy creature and can’t let go of her, even though the preparations for his wedding with Effie are in full swing. As the sylph reappears James decides to follow her in the forest, where the witch Madge convinces him to give her a magic veil with which he can posses her, whilst in reality it will kill her. Effie marries Gurn instead and James learn the hard way: he realises that in trying to possess the unobtainable, he has lost everything.

Run time: 1 hr 45 min, with one intermission

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Show Dates & Times:

11/11/18 - Sunday

1:00 pm,

$15/Adults, $10/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID.

Available online at the link below; by calling 207-594-0070 (M-F, noon – 4pm); at the box office when the theater is open for shows; or at the door.

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