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Classical Ballet Festival Ballet Show "Summer Seasons" by Russian National Ballet Theatre International Ballet Festival in the Kremlin
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02 June 2017 (Fri), 19:00 World famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1776) - Small Stage - Stars of the Stars  Classical Ballet Herman Lovenskjold "La Sylphide" (Ballet in two acts)

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (till 20:45)

The performance has 1 intermission

Schedule for Herman Lovenskjold "La Sylphide" (Ballet in two acts) 2017/2018

Conductor: Pavel Klinichev
Dancer: Anastasia Goryacheva
Dancer: Anna Leonova
Dancer: Vyacheslav Lopatin
Dancer: Yuri Baranov
Conductor: Alexei Bogorad
Dancer: Anna Balukova
Dancer: Irina Semirechenskaya
Dancer: Karim Abdullin
Dancer: Maria Vinogradova
Dancer: Olga Kishnyova
Dancer: Diana Kosyreva
Dancer: Yegor Simachev

Light Designer: Damir Ismagilov
Composer: Herman Lovenskjold
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music Director: Pavel Klinichev
Choreography: Johan Kobborg
Designer: Peter Farmer

Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Ballet company: Bolshoi Ballet

Classical Ballet in 2 act

Premiere of this production: 20 February 2008, Bolshoi theatre, Moscow, Russia

The ballet, which has maintained the romantic dancing style for many years and became one of biggest theatrical legends of the 19th century. The illusiveness and unattainability of one’s dreams are revealed through the story of James, a young Scotsman. He has promised his heart to a girl from the local village but then comes across an enchanting spirit of the air, the sylph. Having forsaken everything on earth, the young man attempts to get close to this spectral beauty.

The ballet, which has maintained the romantic dancing style for many years and became one of biggest theatrical legends of the 19th century. The illusiveness and unattainability of one’s dreams are revealed through the story of James, a young Scotsman. He has promised his heart to a girl from the local village but then comes across an enchanting spirit of the air, the sylph. Having forsaken everything on earth, the young man attempts to get close to this spectral beauty.

La Sylphide is the pearl of the romantic repertoire. The Oleg Vinogradov production, for many years a staple of the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire, is in need of renovation. The new production injects this classical ballet with the joie de vivre and beauty which are the hallmarks of the Bournonville style.

Johan Kobborg – one of the most distinguished dancers of his generation. On completing his studies at the Royal Danish Ballet School in 1991, he joined the Company. Having made his debut in La Sylphide, he was promoted to principal soloist. Since 1999, he has been principal dancer with London’s Royal Ballet. He has mounted several ballets by August Bournonville. La Sylphide, in his production, opened the 2005/06 season at Covent Garden. He has often danced in Bolshoi Theatre productions.

 


Copyright © Marc Haegeman 2008





Synopsis

Act I
A Scottish manor-house
It is the morning of James’s marriage to Effie and he is asleep in his armchair. A winged figure, a Sylphide, is kneeling by hisside. She kisses him on his forehead and he wakes up confused. Entranced by the vision of the Sylph, he attempts to capture her, but she escapes him; as she reaches the fireplace, she vanishes up thechimney. Troubled, he wakes his companions but none of them have seen her. Gurn, James’s rival, arrives and learns that James is infatuated with someone other than Effie.

The preparations for the wedding are in full swing. James hardly notices Effie; instead she is wooed by Gurn whom she ignores. James joins in thepreparations but gradually realizes that, as Effie dreams more and more of the wedding, his own dreams go far beyond the walls of the manor-house.

An old woman, Madge, has slipped unnoticed into the hall to warm herself by the fire. James, sensing that she is a sinister presence, takes animmediate dislike to her and cannot bear to see her sitting where he last saw the Sylph. He orders her to leave but Effie calms him and persuades him to let Madge tell the fortunes of some of theguests. Madge prophesies that Effie will marry Gurn, and James, furious at this, threatens Madge, who curses him. Effie runs off to dress for the wedding leaving James alone and in turmoil.

The Sylph once again shows herself to James, declares her love for him and tells him that they belong together, Gurn enters and, believing that he mayhave caught James talking to another woman, attempts to reveal the situation to Effie but fails

As the wedding festivities begin, the Sylph reappears and, unable to resist her enticements, James follows her into the forest. Effie is leftbroken-hearted.

Act II
A glade in the forest
Deep in the forest, shrouded in mist, Madge is planning her revenge. She makes a veil, irresistible to all in a magic cauldron.As the fog lifts, James enters with the Sylph, who shows him her realm. She brings him berries and water but evades his embrace. To lift his spirits she calls on her sisters and the forest fills withsylphs, who dance for James. Try as he might, he is unable to catch the Sylph in his arms

Effie and James’s companions reach the glade looking for him. Gurn finds James’s hat, but Madge convinces him to say nothing. He proposes to Effieand, encouraged by Madge, she accepts. Everyone leaves to prepare for the wedding of Effie and Gurn.

Meanwhile, James is desperately looking for the Sylph, and Madge convinces him that the veil she has made will enable him to catch her. The Sylphappears and, seeing the veil is totally captivated by it. She allows James to place it around her shoulders and as he does so, he kisses her. His embrace is fatal and the Sylph’s wings fall to theground. In despair James sees what should have been his own wedding party in the distance. As Madge forces him to see what he has lost, he realizes that in trying to possess the unobtainable he haslost everything.






Schedule for Herman Lovenskjold "La Sylphide" (Ballet in two acts) 2017/2018


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