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POLISHED PERFORMANCES CAPTURE TRUE SPIRIT OF THIS MELODRAMATIC DANCE

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Photo: Maarten Holl
La Sylphide
LA SYLPHIDE
Choreography: August Bournonville
Producer: Matz Skoog
Design: Anne Fraser
Music: Herman Lovenskjold
Lighting: Jon Buswell

DANCES FROM NAPOLI
Choreography: August Bournonville
Staged by: Gary Harris and Greg Horsman
Design: Gary Harris
Music: Eduard Helsted, Holger Paulli
Lighting: Jon Buswell

at Aotea Centre at THE EDGEŽ, Auckland
From 26 Aug 2009 to 29 Aug 2009

Reviewed by Bernadette Rae, 28 Aug 2009
originally published in New Zealand Herald

The artistic ideals of the Danish balletic tradition are faithfully and beautifully reproduced in this Royal New Zealand Ballet season of La Sylphide, choreographer August Bournonville's hallowed contribution to the Romantic style. 

As near as we can know, La Sylphide today is virtually unchanged from its premiere in 1836, because of the careful stewardship of the Royal Danish Ballet which has maintained and regularly performed it over almost two centuries. [more]
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Comments

Michael Braun posted 16 Jan 2013, 09:34 PM
 

I remember this as being a successful season for the RNZB. Does this mean the world needs more Bournonville? Yes please!!

Let's have a poll ;D

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