Chopiniana (Les Sylphides)

choreographic composition
music by Frédéric Chopin


Choreographic composition set to music by Frédéric Chopin
Orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov and Maurice Keller
C horeography by Mikhail Fokine
Conductor: Alexander Bol’shakov
Staging by Sergey Vikharev
Designer: Mikhail Shishlyannikov

35 minutes

Première of the production: 3 June 2000

The production was shown on tour to Sintra (Portugal, 2000)

Choreographer Mikhail Fokine recreated time when, according to him, a female dancer rose on pointes not in order to demonstrate her steel toe but to create an impression of lightness, something ethereal, fantastic with her dance and hardly touching the ground... Years later Sergei Vikharev revisited the famous production proving that romanticism is a state of sole and mind rather than a single epoch.