La Sylphide

La Sylphide

A Full Length Virginia Ballet Company Production

 

La Sylphide, a classical masterpiece, is one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets.  First performed in 1836, August Bournonville's romantic tale is about the human desire to find true love.  A woodland fairy, the Sylph, uses her beauty and ethereal spirit to bewitch a young Scotsman, James, away from his fiancée, Effie, on the day of their wedding.  The story unfolds in a forest glade as an obsessed James, blinded with love, follows the charming winged Sylph through the forest and crosses paths with an embittered witch, Madge.  La Sylphide is a charming and refreshing ballet that is new to Virginia Ballet Company's repertoire.

 

Performance Dates & Times:

April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm

April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm

 

Precedence


August 2015
A diverse concert of dance