I like this video because it shows a lot of different elements in La Sylphide that weren’t in Giselle. The biggest difference between the two storylines is that the sylph is in the first act as a ballet blanc character, whereas in Giselle there are no ballet blanc characters until the second act. In La Sylphide there are two women: one that represents the more character and folk dances and one who is the more spiritual character. The character of Gisele encompasses both of these aspects. Also in La Sylphide, all three people in the love triangle dance together, which doesn’t really happen in Giselle.