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#1 Dale


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Posted 24 December 2003 - 09:48 PM

The Kirov-Mariinsky sent out this release on Wednesday regarding the 2004 season:

Ballet Premieres

Ballets by W. Forsythe (As part of the IV International Ballet Festival
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Music: Franz Schubert
Set Design: William Forsythe
Costumes: Stephen Galloway

Music: J. S. Bach
Costumes and Set Design: William Forsythe

In the Middle Somewhat Elevated
Music: Thom Willems
Costumes and Set Design: William Forsythe

Premieres of ballets by G. Balanchine to mark one century since his
The Four Temperaments
Music: The Four Temperaments: Theme with
Four Variations for String Orchestra and Piano (1940) by Paul
Choreography: George Balanchine

La Valse
Music: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1911, orchestrated 1912);
La Valse (1920), by Maurice Ravel
Choreography: George Balanchine

Ballet Imperial
Music: Piano Concerto No.2 in G major, Op. 44 (1879) by Peter Tschaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine


Mozart and Da Ponte festival, 24th-28th February

IV International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY, 5th-14th March.
With the participation of stars from the Mariinsky Theatre, American Ballet
Theatre, the Opera de Paris and London's Royal Ballet; performances of
Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Etudes, Les Noces, Le Sacre du
printemps, The Sleeping Beauty, Chopiniana, Manon and Sounds of Empty

XII International Stars of the White Nights Festival, 30th May-18th
As part of the Festival there will be a programme marking two
centuries since the birth of Mikhail Glinka and a series of ballet
performances (from 2nd-10th June) entitled the Balanchine Celebration
at the Mariinsky, marking one hundred years since the birth of George
Balanchine, the greatest choreographer of the 20th century. This cycle
of performances will include ballets by choreographers who preceded
him and who came after him, as well as works by Balanchine himself. In
addition to Mariinsky Theatre soloists, dancers from leading ballet
companies from Russia and abroad will be engaged in these

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