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Composer: Løvenskiold, Herman Severin (1815-1870)

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Year of birth1815
Year of death1870
NationalityNorway
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BostonLa Sylphide

Løvenskiold: La Sylphide (Bournonville)
August Bournonville; Boston Ballet
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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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Sterling Hyltin and the Unbearable Lightness of Being

New York City Ballet in La Sylphide © Paul Kolnik
Sterling Hyltin rendered the sylph so enchantingly that I can’t imagine who could dance it better.
****1
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Queensland Ballet revives Schaufuss' La Sylphide

Queensland Ballet in La Sylphide
Queensland Ballet presents Peter Schaufuss’s La Sylphide at London Coliseum, with Luke Schaufuss guesting from Birmingham Royal Ballet, in the lead role of James.
****1
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