Sylphide and Cinders for ENB at Home in July

Published: 27 June 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

ENB in La Sylphide Credit: Laurent Liotardo
Alina Cojocaru in Cinderella Credit: Ian Gavan

The final instalment of English National Ballet’s ENB at Home programme will feature La Sylphide (1 July) and Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella (8 July), available on Facebook and YouTube for 48 hours.

Frank Andersen’s faithful version of the 1830s Romantic ballet La Sylphide sees James wake from a dream on the morning of his wedding to Effy to encounter a mysterious sylphide before him, setting off a fateful sequence of events. This performance was filmed at the Palace Theatre Manchester in October 2017, the first time Andersen’s La Sylphide had been performed in the UK.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in-the-round from the Brothers Grimm version of the story features more than 90 dancers and Prokofiev’s famous score performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. This performance was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 June 2019.

The ENB at Home programme, which has been running since March, hosts a range of videos and classes on the company’s web site and YouTube channel, including ballet classes with ENB Artistic Director Tamara Rojo.