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Les Sylphides – Mikhail Fokine

Frédéric Chopin – Svetlana Beriosova, Violetta Elvin, Alicia Markova, John Field

Les Sylphides – Mikhail Fokine Frédéric Chopin – Svetlana Beriosova, Violetta Elvin, Alicia Markova, John Field

About

This ballet is choreographer Michel Fokine's new reading of his ballet created a few years before, Chopiniana, where he pays a tribute to the old days romantic ballets. The work does not follow a logical narrative progression, as Karsavina says in the introduction, it is a "Romantic reverie." The unique male dancer (John Field in this version) embodies a Poet. The corps de ballet and the three women soloists Alice Markova, Violetta Elvin and Svetlana Beriosova are intimately linked to the Russian Ballet and to Russia as a whole.

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Program

  • Frederic Chopin / Roy Douglas / Mikhail Fokine, Les Sylphides
    • Nocturne
    • Waltz
    • Mazurka
    • Prelude
    • Mazurka
    • Waltz
    • Waltz

Details

  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 1953
  • Duration: 32 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Svetlana Beriosova
  • Violetta Elvin
  • Alicia Markova
  • John Field
  • Lydia Sokolova | Répétitrice
  • Eric Robinson | Conductor

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