Revival of new Australian play - performed for the first time at the Old 505 Theatre in 2017.

Sylph is about Marie Taglioni, known for her chaste, ethereal, sylph-like qualities on stage. But her private life was grounded in affairs with lovers from royalty to the arts, as well as struggles with power, disadvantage and manipulation.

The play draws on the older Marie’s experiences and recollections. Jodi Rose (playwright), Gertraud Ingeborg (actor) and Colleen Cook (director and designer) are not so different in age from the mature Marie Taglioni. This team of three formidable women have worked together closely throughout the whole process of bringing this one-woman show to life. They have woven their own experiential memories around moments in Marie’s life, to find the truth behind the stories we read about this ground-breaking ballerina who possessed the kind of stardom that once belonged exclusively to men.

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Running time: 65 minutes no interval

Producer: Gertraud Ingeborg
Director, Designer, Choregrapher: Colleen Cook
Lighting designer: Martin Kinnane
Cast: Gertraud Ingeborg

"Ingeborg’s “performance glows like a tiny jewel under spotlight”

“a complex and full creation”
 “One becomes ‘bewitched’ by Ms Ingeborg’s performance as a gentle, charm filled seduction resonating with lived ‘truths

                     “a fascinating one-person show excellently written and performed”

Jodi Rose was a ballerina with the Joffrey Ballet Company in NY, and worked with Margot Fonteyn and the Bolshoi Ballet. She toured and taught with her own company before moving to Australia in 1994. She continues to teach at Jodi Rose Ballet in Woollahra. Her writing and lecturing on the subject of end-of-life care took shape after the death of her husband, Olympic swimmer Murray Rose. This is her first play.