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La Sylphide

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Production and additional choreography - Johan Kobborg

"The production is masterly"

"Everything about Kobborg's Sylphide is right"
Clement Crisp - Financial Times


​"Kobborg’s staging of La Sylphide is the best I know,

the most sensitive to Bournonville’s drama and manner."

- Financial Times UK

"..the mix of pure intelligence and pure enchantment driving his production should guarantee it a whole new audience.."  

- The Guardian UK

"Kobborg has edited...and there results a staging that I think now the best in the world."

- Financial Times

"The dramatic flexibility of Kobborg's reading extends to all the roles, thus providing each interpreter with a unique platform for her (or his) interpretative skills." 

- The Spectator UK

"National Ballet of Canada’s La Sylphide is a magical, almost disorienting, experience." - Globe and Mail​

"(Kobborg's La Sylphide) is profoundly traditional - yet it has the effect of rinsing clean the material and transforming the dancers."

- The Guardian

In 2006 Johan was nominated  for the Lawrence Olivier Award in London, for his Royal Ballet production.

The Bolshoi production was nominated for 3 Golden Mask  Awards 2009, including for Best Production and Johan Kobborg for Best Choreographer/Ballet Master.


Awards include, Special Performance of the Year for its two Lead Dancers at the

Golden Mask Awards 2009.  In 2014 his Bucharest production of La Sylphide, won the 'Performance of the Year' award in Romania.  Johan Kobborg's Bolshoi Ballet production has twice been Live streamed to cinemas worldwide.

Sets/Costumes -
Peter Farmer, Henrik Bloch, Natalia Stewart,  

Desmond Heeley, Søren Frandsen, Martin Černý, 

Barbora Maleninská and more.

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The Royal Ballet - 2005​

The Bolshoi Ballet - 2008​

Zurich Ballet - 2008​

Lithuanian National Ballet - 2009​

Kobayashi Ballet - 2009​

Opera National Bucharest - 2013​

National Ballet of Canada - 2016

Atlanta Ballet - 2019​

Sarasota Ballet - 2023

The Czech National Ballet - 2023​

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