#TBT With Sylvie Guillem

November 11, 2015

Sylvie Guillem opens her final shows in the U.S. tonight. My heart hurts too much to say goodbye, so instead, join me in binge watching some of my all-time favorite Sylvie videos.


1984: Hey, legs.


Bejart’s Boléro with Tokyo Ballet: Mesmerizing repetition.


Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated with Laurent Hilaire: And this is why contemporary ballet looks the way it does today.


Swan Lake
with Manuel Legris in 1987: It’s like her arms are speaking directly to Siegfried.


with Niklas Ek: Mats Ek was able to look beyond Sylvie’s superhuman technique and bring out the human side of her in a way that no other choreographer ever quite did.


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