This November 17 and 18, LABT will present La Fille Mal Gardée, a comical story ballet presented in two acts and inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par samère. The ballet was originally choreographed by the ballet master Jean Dauberval to a pastiche of music based on fifty-five popular French airs. The ballet premiered in 1789 in Bordeaux, France.
The title is translated to The Wayward Daughter, and it is one of the oldest and most important works in the modern ballet repertory. The ballet tells the story of Lise, who is the only daughter of Widow Simone. Lise loves Colas, a young farmer, but her mother has far more ambitious plans and is determined that Lise marry Alain, the son of a wealthy landowner. The love triangle is the center of this comical ballet.
School Show: November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am
Evening Performance: November 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm