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
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