Ballet in Cinema: La Sylphide (Bolshoi Ballet)

Rated NR 130 minutes 2012

La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville's 1836 version. The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet. In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community - evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold's score - meets the spiritual when James, a classic Romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch.

Film Credits

Director: August Bournonville and Johan Kobborg

Writer: Herman Severin Løvenskiold, Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni

Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Irina Zibrova, Anna Rebetskaya, Denis Savin, Irina Semirechenskaya, Alexander Vorobiyov, Alexander Voytyuk, Ivan Alexeyev and Xenia Kern

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