A glorious romantic comedy full of color and laughter, La Fille mal gardée is set in the countryside in eighteenth century France. The ballet tells the story of Lise, a young maiden who must choose between the handsome, penniless farmer Colas and the wealthy simpleton Alain whom her meddling mama wishes her to marry. In La Fille mal gardée, folk dance and classical ballet meet in a joyous celebration of love and life that is perfect for the entire family.

Performed by Melody Mennite, Connor Walsh, and Artists of Houston Ballet.


This page features a ballet video titled Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, ribbon dance. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Houston Ballet. Choreography featured in this video is by .