Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. The ballet was warmly received in the Russian aristocratic environment & soon it entered into a classical program of the Russian ballet school.

La Sylphide is a romantic story with a sad end. It tells about a mortal who was loved by a Sylph but this illusion cost her a life. No matter its sad plot, it is full of wonderful dancing & depicts a charming but fragile fairy life & its crossing with a human world.

As a compliment, here is a short ballet movie made in 1984. I don’t know how much it is close to the original Petipa’s version but it is extremely enjoyable! : La Sylphide (1984)

🌸🌸🌸Enjoy the performance!🌸🌸🌸

PS: Photo of Eugenia Pavlovna Sokolova, about 1880.

Maria KethuProfumo


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