The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored. A BBC recording.
In La Sylphide, Flemming Flindt and Lucette Aldous do full justice to the seemingly effortless lightness and grace and vivid storytelling that Bournonville’s style demands, while the dazzling pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano showcases Rudolf Nureyev at the height of his powers and a beguiling performance from Merle Park.
La Sylphide. Dancers: Flemming Flindt, Lucette Aldous, Shirley Dixon, John Chesworth, Gillian Martlew. Ballet Rambert. London Symphony Orchestra, David Ellenberg 1961.
Flower Festival in Genzano (Pas de deux) Dancers: Rudolf Nureyev & Merle Park.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Ashley Lawrence 1974.
Bonus: La Sylphide (Act II Pas de deux)
Flemming Flindt & Elsa-Marianne von Rosen
Pro Arte Orchestra, Carmen Dragon 1960.
Sound: Enhanced Mono
Running Time: 80:55 mins
Region code: 0