Shanghai Ballet: La Sylphide
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
$65 / $55 / $40
Sat., October 26 - 8:00 PM
One of the most famous propaganda ballets to have emerged from the Cultural Revolution, White-Haired Girl brought critical acclaim to the regional dance company in 1979. Since then, Shanghai Ballet has become one of the most pre-eminent international ballet companies in the world. Known for presenting ingenious interpretations of classical and contemporary repertoire, the ensemble under Xin Lili's artistic direction will enchant audiences with its exquisite performance of La Sylphide – a romantic tale of a young man forever chasing an elusive, celestial being, only to encounter tragedy and heartache.
"The costumes were dazzling... Starting off in a low-key manner, the Shanghai Ballet ... built to a crescendo of rapidfire over-the-head lifts and tours en l'air at the sold-out ... Auditorium."
—Dottie Ashley, The Post and Courier