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Choreography by Bournonville

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La Sylphide
Flemming Flindt
Lucette Aldous
Shirley Dixon
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Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de deux
Rudolf Nureyev
Merle Park


This DVD features two of the legendary Danish choreographer August Bournonville’s most celebrated ballets. In La Sylphide, Flemming Flindt and Lucette Aldous do full justice to the seemingly effortless lightness and grace and vivid storytelling that Bournonville’s style demands, while the dazzling pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano showcases Rudolf Nureyev at the height of his powers and a beguiling performance from Merle Park.

Catalogue Number: ICAD 5099

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“An invaluable artefact ... Bournonville’s choreography influenced many aspects of classical dance and without doubt, he was one of the best storytellers.”

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1 Introduction to ICA Classics - 2.58

 

LA SYLPHIDE

The Sylph · Die Waldfee

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Designer: Lionel Radford

 

Act One

2 Opening titles - 1.03

3 Scène: James asleep - 0.55

4 The sylph appears - 2.45

5 James awakes and spies the sylph - 0.46

6 Entrance of Gurn - 0.39

7 Entrance of Effie - 1.03

8 Entrance and dance of the friends - 2.13

9 Scène: Madge and the fortune telling - 4.22

10 James, alone, and reappearance of the sylph - 4.08

11 Scène: James, Gurn and the sylph - 1.34

12 Arrival of the guests - 2.57

13 James and Effie: pas de deux with the corps - 3.26

14 Scène and finale of Act 1: James, the sylph and Effie - 2.51

 

Act Two

15 Scène: Madge, the witches and the magic scarf - 2.04

16 Scène (the forest glade): James, the sylph and her companions - 2.15

17 Grand pas: James, the sylph and the corps - 9.28

18 Scène: James, the sylph, Gurn and Effie - 2.43

19 Gurn proposes to Effie and is accepted - 0.54

20 Scène: James, Madge and the magic scarf - 1.53

21 Pas de deux: the sylph and James - 3.29

22 Death of the sylph - 3.14

23 Scène and finale: ascension of the sylph and death of James - 2.20

24 Closing credits - 2.15

 

Cast

James - a young farmer - Flemming Flindt

The Sylph - Lucette Aldous

Effie - James’s fiancée - Shirley Dixon

Gurn  - a farmhand - John Chesworth

Madge - a witch - Gillian Martlew

Anna - James’s mother - Valerie Marsh

Nancy - Effie’s friend - Jennifer Kelly

 

Ballet Rambert

London Symphony Orchestra

Leader: Norman Nelson

DAVID ELLENBERG

 

Producer: Margaret Dale

Recorded: BBC Studio, London, 31 January & 2 February 1961

Broadcast: BBC, 2 April 1961

© BBC 1961

 

FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO  - PAS DE DEUX

La Fête des fleurs à Genzano · Blumenfest in Genzano

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: Matthias Strebinger arr. Holger Simon Paulli

 

25 Pas de deux - 11.26

 

Cast

Paolo - a young man - Rudolf Nureyev

Rosa - a young woman - Merle Park

 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

ASHLEY LAWRENCE

 

Producer: Patricia Foy

Recorded: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 15 December 1974

Broadcast: BBC, 27 December 1974

© BBC 1974

 

BONUS

LA SYLPHIDE - PAS DE DEUX

The Sylph · Die Waldfee

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold

 

Act Two

26 Pas de deux  - 7.04

 

Cast

James  - a young farmer - Flemming Flindt

The Sylph - Elsa-Marianne von Rosen

 

Pro Arte Orchestra

Leader: Max Salpeter

CARMEN DRAGON

 

Producer: Charles R. Rogers

Recorded: BBC Studio, London, 10 July 1960

Broadcast: BBC, 16 July 1960

© BBC 1960

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Videos

La Sylphide - Flemming Flindt & Lucette Aldous

Flower Festival in Genzano - Pas de deux: Rudolf Nureyev & Merle Park