Event Ballet for Schools: Les Sylphides / Casse Noisette, Act II
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Venue South Australia, SA
First Date 1968
Last Date 1968
Dates Estimated No
Status Pro-Am
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Fokine's masterpiece, Les Sylphides, is a suite of dances evoking the great period of the Romantic Ballet. It is abstract in form, but nevertheless, has the underlying theme of a poet's efforts to capture the beauty of his expectations in tangible form. His thoughts, seen as 'sylphs' or spirits of the air, range through the gaiety of the Waltz, the Flight of the Mazurka, the yearning of the Prelude, the Grand Pas de Deux, but are illusive, and the ballet finishes as it begins, with the stirring of thoughts."
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Classical
Name Function Notes
Dorothy Simpson Artistic Director
Barbara Dickeson Ballet Master/Mistress
Mikhail Fokine Choreographer
Frederic Chopin Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Judy Beaumont Dancer
Robert Borrett Dancer
Lynda Cheesman Dancer
Janet Clarke Dancer
Harvey Collins Dancer Artistic Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer, Choreographer
Cheryl Denton Dancer
Marguerite Dougal Dancer
Shirley Fisher Dancer
Kaye Harry Dancer
Lynette Jordaine Dancer
Kaye Kenefick Dancer
Avril Letcher Dancer
Szittya Nagy Dancer
Sandra Patching Dancer
David Pender Dancer
Avis Pollitt Dancer
Shirley Pulbrook Dancer
Owen Scott Dancer
Cathryn Short Dancer
Joan Simpson Dancer
Robyn Smith Dancer
Charmaine Spencer Dancer
Susan Taylor Dancer
Helen Watson Dancer
Sheridan Weber Dancer
Anna Winter Dancer
Rosemary Zidov Dancer
Greer Spooner Designer
Graham Walsh Lighting Designer
John Russo Stage Director
Jessie Collins Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Five day-time performances for primary schools and an evening presentation for High and Technical High schools (Friday evening 7th June).
Data Source
Source Description
Programme University of Adelaide Special Collections
Event Identifier 83310