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Paquita (Petipa) & La Sylphide (Bournonville)
May 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pmFree
AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 28 MAY, 5PM AEST
In 1832, Marie Taglioni drifted onto the Paris Opera’s stage in La Sylphide – and Romance was born. La Sylphide revolutionised ballet, putting women en pointe and giving audiences their first glimpse of the Romantic ballerina – weightless in a froth of gauze, unattainable and unearthly.
This quintessential Romantic work will be paired with Petipa’s glittering party piece Paquita, a chance for our dancers to display their sparkling technique.
Starring Leanne Stojmenov as the Sylph and Daniel Gaudiello as James, these two productions were filmed at the Sydney Opera House with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.