Les Sylphides

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Les Sylphides - Checkmate - Forgotten Land

The Australian Ballet 1986

Les Sylphides  is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc to music by Frédéric Chopin.

The ballet, described as a "romantic reverie", is frequently cited as the first ballet to be simply about mood and dance.  Les Sylphides has no plot but instead consists of several white-clad sylphs dancing in the moonlight with the "poet" or "young man" dressed in white tights and a black tunic.

Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with Chopin's music orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Glazunov had already set some of the music in 1892 as a purely orchestral suite, under the title Chopiniana, Op. 46. In that form, it was introduced to the public in December 1893, conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Principals - David Ashmole, Robert Helpman, Paul De Masson, Joanne Michel, Lisa Pavane, Terese Power, Christine Walsh

Senior Artists - Colin Peasley, Fiona Tonkin

Leading Soloists - Mark Brinkley, Kathleen Reid

Solists - Joady Chambers, Steven Heathcote, Greg Horsman, Larry Kohne-Drube, Ulrike Lytton, Adam Marchant, David McAllister, Elizabeth Toohey

Size 205 x 305 mm  Lots of Pictures and Information and Cast and Crew

Condition: Used Looks Good

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