BALLET DE L’OPÉRA NATIONAL DE BORDEAUX - Éric Quilleré
Choreography : August Bournonville, version of 1836 reassembled by Dinna Bjørn –
Music : Herman Severin Løvenskiold
As a symbol of romanticism, the cradle of pointe and the birth certificate of the tutu, La Sylphide is a monument in the history of dance.
As a symbol of romanticism, the cradle of pointe and the birthplace of the tutu, La Sylphide is a monument in the history of dance. Created in 1832 by choreographer Philippe Taglioni for his daughter Marie, the ballet was an immediate success. As such, in 1836, more than half a century before Marius Petipa, the Danish August Bournonville offered a new version based on the unpublished music of Løvenskiold.