AUGUST BOURNOVILLE

Photographing a theatrical performance Thessaloniki

AVLAIA Theater of Thessaloniki

One of the first romantic ballets, La Sylphide was first performed in Paris in 1832. The original ballet choreographer was Philippe Taglioni, but most are familiar with the version of the play choreographed by August Bournonville. His version of ballet, first presented in Copenhagen in 1836, was the cornerstone of the Romantic ballet tradition. It was an important work in the world of ballet.