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Composer: Løvenskiold, Herman Severin (1815-1870)

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Year of birth1815
Year of death1870
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BerlinLa Sylphide

Maria Kochetkova  in Staatsballett Berlin's La Sylphide © Yan Revazov
Løvenskiold: La Sylphide (Bournonville)
August Bournonville; Staatsballett Berlin; Henrik Vagn Christensen; Maria Kochetkova; Marian Walter
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A Romantic looking back: the Staatsballett in La Sylphide

Maria Kochetkova  in Staatsballett Berlin's La Sylphide © Yan Revazov
The catchphrase for the Staatsballet’s La Sylphide is 'Kilts and kicks’ or ‘kilts and beats’. A real feast for the eyes alas, it is over in no time!
*****
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La Sylphide premieres in Atlanta

Atlanta Ballet in La Sylphide © Charlie McCullers
Shifting into the mist of Romanticism, La Sylphide comes to Atlanta
****1
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The Bolshoi: Danish dancing with a Russian touch

© Damir Yusupov
The Bolshoi dancers Anna Tikhomiova and Artemy Belyakov shine in the stylish and poetic version of La Sylphide by Johan Kobborg.
****1
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San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Stars And Stripes (Ch: George Balanchine) © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet gives a rousing account of Justin Peck's ground-breaking Rodeo, newcomers Ana Sophia Scheller and Ulrik Birkkjær make waves, and Carlo DiLanno wins my vote for MVP at this season's gala. 
***11
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ENB: Song of the Earth /La Sylphide

Fernando Carratala Coloma, Tamara Rojo and Joseph Caley in Song of the Earth © Laurent Liotardo
ENB’s double-bill lurches, rather jarring, across centuries dividing a nineteenth century canonical romantic ballet from the streamlined expressionism of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 Song of the Earth. 
****1
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