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Arts Calendar / June 29 / Ballet
La Sylphide
12:00, 19:00. Ballet in two acts to music by Herman Severin Levenskiold. 105 min. Libretto by Adolphe Nourrit and Philippo Taglioni. Choreography by August Bournonville. La Sylphide was the first major Romantic ballet and it is one of the oldest still regularly performed. It remains to this day not just a historical landmark, but a vital and thrilling example of the art of storytelling in dance. The ballet relates the story of a young Scottish farmer, James, who, on the eve of their wedding, abandons his betrothed, Effie, after being enticed away to the forest by the ethereal Sylphide of the title. But when the Sylphide dies and Effie marries another, James is left tragically alone.
Bolshoi Theater New Stage 
14:00 Le Corsaire
Ballet in three acts to music by Adolphe Adam. Libretto by A.Saint-George and J.Mazilier as adapted by Yuri Grigorovich inspired by the poem by G.Byron. Choreographer-director: Yuri Grigorovich. “Le Corsaire” is one of the classical heritage ballets and it has remained in repertory of many theatres for more than 150 years. Le Corsaire ballet, Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, was first performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. Thisis a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era.
State Kremlin Palace 
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