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Ballet "La Sylphide" captures Beijing audience

12-06-2011 10:31 BJT

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The Liaoning Ballet Troupe captured an audience of dance enthusiasts in Beijing by performing "La Sylphide," one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets. Let's take a look at this up-and-coming dance troupe.

The curtain rose over a silent stage with the spotlight illuminating a slim, dainty ballerina who captivated the theater's audience. Such was the scene at the premiere of La Sylphide performed by the Liaoning Ballet Troupe at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater.

La Sylphide places a high emphasis on exquisite, rich dance movements. The romantic ballet is set in a small Scottish village, where a young farmer named James becomes attracted to a sylph, or forest fairy, who visits him on the eve of his wedding.

As one of the top five ballet troupes in China, the Liaoning Ballet was formed with the Russian School of Ballet and is renowned for its dancers' bold, graceful choreography.

The Liaoning Ballet Troupe captured an audience of dance enthusiasts in Beijing by
performing "La Sylphide," one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets.

Qu Zijiao, vice director of Liaoning Ballet Troupe, said, "We have a ballet school, which was established 17 years ago. In the past five years, we have achieved more than we imagined and hope to get more opportunities in the future."

The Liaoning Ballet Troupe also prepared many original performances including The Last Emperor, Moon and The Fairy of Peony. Qu hopes the troupe will be given more chances to perform in other major cities.

The Liaoning Ballet Troupe captured an audience of dance enthusiasts in Beijing by
performing "La Sylphide," one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets.

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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