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Lesson, The / La Sylphide

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Flindt's tale of an unhinged dance teacher is presented alongside Bournonville's Romantic classic. Read More >

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg
Flindt’s dramatic ballet The Lesson, based on Ionesco’s play La Leçon, follows an eager dance student, desperate to learn more. Unfortunately for her, the dance teacher has more predatory designs on his unwitting student.

Bournonville’s La Sylphide is presented in a new production by Johan Kobborg, who also plays the part of the teacher in some performances of The Lesson. The story of lost love sees James leave his bride-to-be to pursue his infatuation with the beautiful sylph. When a witch steps in, James’s dreams are shattered.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/10/2005

Closing Night: 09/11/2005

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Producer - The Royal Ballet

Designer - The Lesson: Bernard Dayde.

Choreographer - The Lesson: Flemming Flindt. La Sylphide: August Bournonville.

Lighting Designer - La Sylphide: Mark Jonathan

Set Designer - La Sylphide: Soren Frandsen

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