The 2022 – 2023 Season’s Program 6 sees The Sarasota Ballet perform Johan Kobborg’s production of August Bournonville’s iconic full-length romantic ballet with La Sylphide. A crown jewel of Danish ballet, the ballet recounts a narrative of a Scottish man, betrothed to a local woman, becoming entranced by the vision of a sylph, and the ensuing chaos as he is torn between two romances. Kobborg’s production preserves the source material’s dramatic potency while reinvigorating the choreography and designs and maintaining a thoroughly Danish flair. This production has become one of the preeminent versions of Bournonville’s ballet and has been performed by companies across the world including The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.
The Sarasota Orchestra will accompany this performance, conducted by American Ballet Theatre Music Director Ormsby Wilkins.
"[Kobborg's La Sylphide] is profoundly traditional - yet it has the effect of rinsing clean the material and transforming the dancers." - The Guardian
"Kobborg has edited...and there results a staging that I think is now the best in the world." - Financial Times
La Sylphide (Company Premiere)
Choreography by Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville
Music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold