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Les Sylphides


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[Starring] Nadia Nerina, Philip Chatfield, Rowena Jackson, Julia Farron
Music by Chopin recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Derek Collier)
Conducted by Robert Irving
The ballet Les Sylphides tells no story; it creates a mood. It is a poetic illusion, each dance being an interpretation of the spirit of the music.
Nocturne: Ensemble
Valse: Ensemble


Choreography: Michel Fokine
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Derek Collier
Conductor: Robert Irving
Producer: Margaret Dale
Ensemble: June Lesley
Ensemble: Pearl Gaden
Ensemble: Madeleine White
Ensemble: Maureen Moore
Ensemble: Maria Butler
Ensemble: Beryl Norwood
Ensemble: Jeanette Osborne
Ensemble: Susan Winterton
Ensemble: Angela Symonds
Ensemble: Judith Steward
Ensemble: Vernie Ruthven
Ensemble: Dorinda Brown
Ensemble: Gay Foulton
Ensemble: Alison Norwood
Ensemble: Anne Woolliams
Ensemble: Yemaiel Oved
Ballet-Master: Peter Wright
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Valse: Rowena Jackson
Mazurka: Nadia Nerina
Mazurka: Philip Chatfield
Prelude: Julia Farron
Valse (Pas de deux): Nadia Nerina
Valse (Pas de deux): Philip Chatfield

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