"La Sylphide” at the Staatsballett Berlin
Half classical, half contemporary: as promised, that’s what the Staatsballett Berlin program features in the first season of the artistic director duo Johannes Öhman and, still in the background, Sasha Waltz. At the beginning of March, following the contemporaries "Van Dijk | Eyal”, another classic arrives on stage: "La Sylphide”. This prime example of a romantic ballet féerie premiered in Paris in 1832, and in 1836 August Bournonville choreographed his version for the Royal Danish Ballet, which is still current today. The tension between the mundane / earthiness and supernatural weightlessness became the ideal of a ballerina role and the model for later "white ballets” such as "Giselle” or "Swan Lake”. "La Sylphide” has been rehearsed in Berlin by Bournonville expert Frank Andersen. The title role of the sylph will be interpreted by Maria Kochetkova of the San Francisco Ballet at the premiere, while the unfulfilled loving squire will be performed by Berlin’s First Soloist Daniil Simkin – a dream couple for friends of the classics. (eph)
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