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Les Sylphides by Mikhail Fokine, music by Frédéric Chopin

Svetlana Beriosova, Violetta Elvin, Alicia Markova, John Field

Les Sylphides by Mikhail Fokine, music by 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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