Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

February 14, 2019

Learn More About La Sylphide, a Beguiling Production on Stage Through Feb 23!

Learn More About La Sylphide, a Beguiling Production on Stage Through Feb 23!

Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.

Atlanta Ballet's production of La Sylphide, one of the most enduring classical romantic ballet, opens tonight and runs through February 23, 2019 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Learn more about the beautiful story and what makes this ballet a perfect late Valentine's date night or day out with friends!

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"Artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin’s choice of such a seminal work represents his ambition to deepen and forward Atlanta Ballet’s connection to classical forms. Because the choreography is theatrical, personable and demanding, dancers must become gracious and generous, confident and real. This could be a test of the company’s new resolve." - George Staib, ArtsATL

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"Ultimately, though, it's the heartbreaking story that captivates. Yes, it is a romance. And a quest. And a fairy tale. It's also the most human conflict around. Who has not looked back in misty memory and questioned all the 'safe' choices? Who has not, like James, desperately yearned for another life—one in which we trade the domesticated reel for a pas de deux in untamed Highland wilds?

'La Sylphide' is an impossible love story and a classical romance. It's also a ballet for anyone who has ever pursued the predictable, rational path and been suddenly swept away by the mist-whispered hope of something infinitely finer." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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