La Sylphide

Alternative title: The Sylph; The Sylphide
Choreographer: August Bournonville
Producer: Elsa Marianne von Rosen
Music arranger: Paul London
Rambert premiere: 20 Jul 1960, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 28 Nov 1836, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Work note: The programme at the premiere gives the title as 'The Sylph (La Sylphide) - A Romantic Ballet in Two Acts'. As was customary at the time, this two-act ballet was always offered as part of a mixed bill, with a short dance work performed before or after it.
Production note: The choreography credit reads: 'Choreography August Bournonville 1836, Reproduced by Elsa Marianne von Rosen with additional original material by Ellen Price de Plane'.
Music title: La Sylphide: Ballet romantique en deux actes (1836)
Music details: Live music: orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0177


Date Programme Venue
20 Jul 1960
Two Brothers | The Sylph* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
18 Jul 1961
Night Shadow* | The Sylphide Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
23 Jun 1965
The Realms of Choice* | La Sylphide Coventry Theatre
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