English National Ballet
One of the UK's leading Ballet Companies.
Archive :: production:T034196832, dance or ballet:S664, venue:V376
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/La SylphideLe Jeune Homme et la Mort
- Last performed by English National Ballet in 2013, Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows a young man hopelessly in love with a cruel and faithless mistress. He waits desperately for her, but when she finally arrives, she torments him. Distraught and confused, the young man succumbs to his despair. Performed to Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, Petit's ballet is a searing display of unrequited love and its tragic consequences. La Sylphide
- On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fianc?e Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy.