Press is Raving About La Sylphide - See it Before it Closes Feb 23

Press and audiences are raving about Atlanta Ballet's latest production of La Sylphide! Learn what everyone is saying about it below and make sure you see the last performance on Saturday, February 23 at 8pm at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Emily Carrico & Moisés Martín. Photo by Kim Kenney.

Atlanta Ballet’s La Sylphide charms with buoyancy, expressiveness

"With joy or sorrow, depending on the circumstance, an ebullient corps de ballet ebbed into and out of the space, their intricate footwork evoking Scottish Highland dancing. Often, they framed Emily Carrico, the lead sylph, highlighting her gentle precision and open heart. In her first solo, Carrico lit upon radiant arabesques and took to the air while beating her legs with a wispy exactness that Bournonville himself would commend. For Atlanta Ballet, these little triumphs were a meaningful breath of fresh air."

- George Staib, ArtsATL

‘La Sylphide’ seems far from antiquated

"Even those without much familiarity with the ballet can follow the centuries-old story. The fine production’s ultimate air of supernatural mystery and its allegorical tale of a choice between commitment and freedom manage to pack a powerful punch."

- Andrew Alexander, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

La Sylphide premieres in Atlanta

"Igarashi only grew lovelier as the ballet went on, and her solo and coda within the pas de deux gave a genuine feeling of being a sparkling, magical impulse, rather than choreography. A first-time viewer at Atlanta Ballet, I was very impressed with the production and the obvious commitment to it from all involved. I very much look forward to watching this company’s continued development, and was delighted to truly enjoy one of our great classics being performed so well."

- Jenifer Sarver, bachtrack

La Sylphide

"Let’s first jump to the bottom line. This presentation by our Atlanta Ballet is enchantingly wonderful. It is good performance, or better than, any ballet you may have seen in London, New York or Moscow. There are fewer than 5 more performances, so I would urge any reader to grab seats now."

- Robert Heller, Atlanta Arts Scene

Photo by Kim Kenney.