Transport Yourself to the Scottish Highlands During This Performance of La Sylphide
One of the oldest surviving classical masterpieces and most enduring contributions to dance, La Sylphide by August Bournonville is a magical story of forbidden love and heartbreak. See this world-class production live at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre this Friday beginning at 8:00 p.m.!
Set in the mist-shrouded Scottish Highlands, a land of mystery and enchantment, a young Scotsman falls under the spell of a sylph, a fairy-like spirit. He devotes himself to her, but their romance is doomed and a life together an impossible dream. A work of ethereal beauty, La Sylphide is an enrapturing tragic love story that will pull at the heartstrings and dazzle with its technical fireworks.
August Bournonville (1805-1879) was a dancer, choreographer, ballet director and teacher who directed the Royal Danish Ballet for nearly 50 years. He established the Danish style of dance based on bravura dancing and expressive mime. His distinctive style is noted for its precision, neatness, lightness and gaiety. It is filled with bouncy jumps, speedy footwork, small quick steps and beats done while the upper body is held still.
La Sylphide will be performed by the Atlanta Ballet. Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 89 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance.
Get your tickets now for a moving production that won’t soon be forgotten. Admission prices begin at $17 and may be purchased online at www.cobbenergycentre.com.
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Friday, February 15, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339