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Балет Бурнонвиля

Originally published at Мир Согласно Мне. Please leave any comments there.

August Bournonville owes his fame to the twentieth century. His ballets, and especially his version of La Sylphide (1836), are now performed the world over, and his school and style of dance enjoy a prominence far exceeding anything they achieved in his own lifetime: the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, and London’s Royal Ballet are all deeply indebted to Bournonville’s artistry. In the nineteenth century, however, his ballets were little known outside of his native Denmark, and when they were performed elsewhere, they were often regarded as old-fashioned and quaint: homespun dances from a remote Scandinavian world with scant appeal for a “modern” public taken with grander forms of spectacle.


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