#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

The ballet Sylvia, which is based on a legend from Greek mythology, originally debuted in France in the late 19th century, but it soon slipped under the radar. However, the rich score by Léo Delibes inspired British choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton to recreate the...
#TBT: Marianela Nuñez in Sylvia (2008)

#TBT: Marianela Nuñez in Sylvia (2008)

The Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez exudes femininity and strength. It’s no surprise, then, that her interpretation of the mythological huntress Sylvia, an independent, cunning young woman, is spot on. In this 2008 clip of the ballet choreographed...
A Modern Sylvia at the Joffrey

A Modern Sylvia at the Joffrey

  Joffrey Ballet dancers in Sylvia, photo by Cheryl Mann, Courtesy Joffrey   This week, the Joffrey Ballet presented the U.S. premiere of John Neumeier’s Sylvia, a contemporary take on the mythological tale created for the Paris Opéra Ballet in...
#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

The ballet Sylvia has undergone many reincarnations since its 1876 premier by the Paris Opéra Ballet. Some of the past two centuries’ most notable choreographers—Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Mark Morris and John Neumeier—have seemed inescapably drawn...

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