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London Coliseum, London4.715 reviews
Hope turns to despair, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy in English National Ballet’s new double bill.

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Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/La Sylphide at the London Coliseum in January 2018

English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et La Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide, performed for the first time in the UK.

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort 
Last performed by English National Ballet in 2013, Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows a young man hopelessly in love with a cruel and faithless mistress. He waits desperately for her, but when she finally arrives, she torments him. Distraught and confused, the young man succumbs to his despair. Performed to Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, Petit's ballet is a searing display of unrequited love and its tragic consequences. 

"Petit’s steps fizz with drama and energy" - The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

"…seductive piece of dance-theatre" - The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

La Sylphide
On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fiancée Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy. Performed for the first time in the UK!

August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production, and is accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

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Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Running time

2hr 30min (including interval)

Performance dates

16 January 2018 - 20 January 2018

Content

Recommended for ages 5 and over.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Customer Reviews

15 reviews4.7

Happy Gardener21st January

Excellent value. First rate playing and dancing. The quality of each performance was exceptional. A very enjoyable evening.

Samantha Perry21st January

I really enjoyed it, great set and sound and dancers!

Zita Spence20th January

I'm not sure I understood it completely but fantastic dancing.

Svetlana Ivantchenko20th January

Wonderful performance!!! Well done!! Amazing!!!

.Ann Powell20th January

It was different but enjoyed it Its the first experience I have had of men ballet dancing in kilts!

Jeanne19th January

Enjoyable afternoon and nice atmosphere in the audience

clbm19th January

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort was beautifully danced, if a bit grim; La Sylphide was wonderful. Loved it.

N M19th January

Great performance, shame it wasn't fully booked. Rather long intervals. It would have been lovely if the bagpipes were actually played.

Susan McPhater19th January

Didn't like Le Jean Homme et la Mort for its subject and wouldn't choose to see it again. However I thought the dancing was excellent and the dancer's dresses beautifully cut. Le Sylphide is a favourite of mine for the Scottish theme, dancing steps and costumes, so I loved it as ever. I thought the male lead dancer was terrific and his turns and leaps were thrilling (Thursday matinee).

Wendy Cornacchia18th January

Always wanted to see La Jeune homme. Mr Hernandez did not disappoint!!!!

PETER OXER18th January

Did not like the storyline of Le Jeune Homme. Also thought the male choreography more like an Olympic Gymnast than 'Modern Ballet'. All aspects of La Sylphide were brilliant.Most enjoyable.As a musician,I had not heard of this composer.Wonderfully played by the orchestra. Peter Oxer

Katie Robinson18th January

Excellent top quality ballet at a bargain ticket price in a brilliant venue. Great seats too!