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Tuesday May 12, 2015 7:30 PM

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19th-century dancer/choreographer August Bournonville created a national tradition of ballet in his native Denmark, leaving several of the world’s most famous works and a style of dance known for its sheer joy.

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  • David H. Koch Theater
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  • La Sylphide (NYCB Premiere)

    • Music by: Herman Severin Løvenskjold
    • Choreography by: Peter Martins after August Bournonville

    The romantic classic La Sylphide is a story of passion and unrequited love featuring an alluring fairy and a diabolical witch.

  • Bournonville Divertissements

    • Music by: S. Holger Paulli, Hans Christian Lumbye, and Edvard Helsted
    • Choreography by: August Bournonville Staged by Stanley Williams

    A collection of highlights from the fleet-footed Bournonville repertoire, Bournonville Divertissements provides a parade of principal roles, including the famous Flower Festival pas de deux. 

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