Les Sylphides & Etudes A New Contemporary Ballet to Chopin
Canyon Concert Ballet presents An Evening of Chopin and Ballet. This unique and beautiful evening features Michel Fokine’s 1908 Les Sylphides. One of the masterpieces of 20th-century choreography set to orchestral pieces by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides depicts a moonlit encounter between a young man and a corps of ethereal supernatural beings. Stylistically, it evokes 19th-century Romanticism. But, because it is without plot, it can also be considered the first 20th-century abstract ballet. The second half of the evening presents the world premiere of Artistic Director, Alicia Laumann’s, Etudes, a contemporary ballet featuring CCB’s Company and Academy dancers. This new ballet will include live accompaniment of some of Chopin’s most beloved solo piano pieces.