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The Royal Ballet: Ballo della Regina, La Sylphide, May 2012


John Mallinson
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Balanchine's Ballo della regina was first performed by the Royal Ballet in 2011, staged by Merrill Ashley on whom it was created. Johan Kobborg staged Bournonville's La Sylphide in 2005. In this revival the principal couples are Alina Cojocaru & Steven McRae, Tamara Rojo & Dawid Trzensimiech, Roberta Marquez & Steven McRae, Sarah Lamb & Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg, Sarah Lamb & Dawid Trzensimiech.

 

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La Sylphide: Alina Cojocaru as the Sylph, Steven McRae as James. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr ©Dave Morgan.

 

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Ballo della regina: Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr ©Dave Morgan.

 

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