Sylphide 1948-49

Dora Gordine, Sylphide, bronze, 1948-49
Dora Gordine, Sylphide, 1948-9, bronze, 38.7 x 28 x 21 cm. Cast by Morris Singer.

Sylphide is part of Gordine’s Spirit of the Ballet series. The pose may derive from a performance of the ballet La Sylphide, danced by the Ballets de Champs-Elysées company and choreographed by Roland Petit. Gordine saw a performance of the ballet at the Winter Garden Theatre in London in June 1947. Her bronze was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries in November 1949.

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