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REVIEW: Queensland Ballet’s ‘La Sylphide’ – London Coliseum, August 2015

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Dazzling London début for Queensland Ballet

Australia’s Queensland Ballet made its London début with a spirited performance of La Sylphide last night.

Dancers from Down Under captivated crowds of theatregoers at the London Coliseum with Peter Schaufuss’s Olivier and Evening Standard Award winning 1979 retelling of August Bournonville’s enduring masterpiece.

Fleet feet, buoyant jumps and charming characterisation kept balletomanes rapt all evening. Fresh from a sell-out season in Oz, Queensland Ballet’s interpretation of La Sylphide undoubtedly demonstrates why the troupe enjoys international acclaim and holds a permanent place as one of Australia’s premier dance companies.

 

Queensland Ballet's 'La Sylphide'. Photo by David Kelly. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Georgina Butler

August 5, 2015 at 11:49 am