Les Sylphides

Alternative title: Chopiniana
Choreographer: Michel Fokine
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Rambert premiere: 23 Jun 1930, Marie Rambert Dancers, Lyric Hammersmith, London
World premiere: 23 Feb 1907, Imperial Russian Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Revival credits: 1941 revival: Decor: Andrée Howard
1943 revival: Decor: Guy Sheppard
Sep 1944 revival: Decor: Ronald Wilson
Jul 1953 revival: Decor: Hugh Stevenson
Mar 1963 revival: Decor and costumes: Alix Stone
Music title: Polonaise in A major Opus 40, No. 1 (1838), Nocturne in A flat major Opus 32, No. 2 (1837), Waltz in G flat major Opus 70, No.1 (1832), Mazurka in D major Opus 33, No. 2 (1838), Mazurka in C major Opus 67, No.3 (1838), Waltz in C sharp minor Opus 64, No.2 (1847), Grande Valse brilliante in E-flat minor Opus 18 (1933)
Music details: Live music: initially piano, later a chamber orchestra
Music note: Programmes in the early 1960s credit Reginald Smith Brindle with the orchestration.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Bradley, L. 'Sixteen Years of Ballet Rambert' (Hinrichsen Edition Ltd, 1946).
Archive catalogue: WORK/0030
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