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Ballet on Screen: La Sylphide from the Paris Opera Ballet

When: (Ended) May 4, 2014 - May 6, 2014 1:00 PM
Price: Museum members: $18.00; General Admission: $20.00
Event Phone Number: 808.532.8700
Doris Duke Theatre - Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S Beretania St
Honolulu HI 96813

La Sylphide, one of the oldest surviving Romantic ballets, features an all-star cast including Aurélie Dupont and Mathieu Ganio in this production from the Paris Opera Ballet.

The libretto by Adolphe Nourrit was inspired by romantic tales recounting the impossible love between a human and a supernatural creature. The tormented young James finds himself torn between the promise of a comfortable life held out by his impending marriage to Effie and the freedom embodied by the Sylphide, that inaccessible ideal who comes to him in his dreams.

The work was a critical triumph from the outset, praised in particular by Théophile Gautier, who would later write the libretto for Giselle. This emblematic ballet was lost to the repertoire for more than a century. This production is a faithful recreation by Pierre Lacotte, the ballet choreographer and historian who specializes in reconstructing “lost” ballets.



Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm


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