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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:17 AM

The Lincoln Center web site has a section on the Ashton Festival; you can book tickets on line here

July 6 -
Joffrey Ballet - Monotones I - Jennifer Goodman/Calvin Kitten/Stacy Joy Keller
Monotones II - Michael Levine/Valerie robin/Samuel Pergande
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar - Joseph Cipolla
The Lady - Silvia Jimenez
Hew David Steuart-Powell - Alexander Whitley
Richard Baxter Townsend - David Morse
William Heath Baker - James Grundy
Richard P. Arnold - Tiit Helimets
Isabel Fitton - Victoria Marr
Arthur Troyte Griffith - Robert Parker
Winnifred Norbury - Molly Smolen
A. J. Jaeger (Nimrod) - Jonathan Payn
Dora Penny (Dorabella) - Carol-Anne Millar
George Robinson Sinclair - Chi Cao
Basil G. Nevinson - Dominic Antonucci
Lady Mary Lygon - Asta Bazeviciute
K Ballet - Rhapsody - Tetsuya Kumakawa/Viviana Durante

July 7 -
K Ballet - Rhapsody - Tesuya Kumakawa/Viviana Durante
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Dante Sonata
Children of Light - Ambra Vallo/Victoria Marr/Robert Parker
Children of Darkness - Silvia Jimenez/Dominic Antonucci
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Five Brahms Waltzes In The Manner of Isadora Duncan - Molly Smolen
Joffrey Ballet - A Wedding Bouquet - Deborah Dawn/Maia Wilkins/Willy Shives
Narrator: Christian Holder

July 8 - Joffrey Ballet
Les Patineurs - Deanne Brown/Julianne Kepley
Monotones I - Same as July 6
Monotones II - Same as July 6
A Wedding Bouquet - Same as July 7

July 9 - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Enigma Variations - Same as July 6
The Two Pigeons - Nao Sakuma/Robert Parker/Molly Smolen

July 10 - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Dante Sonata - Same as July 7
The Two Pigeons - Same as July 9

July 13 - Royal Ballet
Scenes de Ballet - Miyako Yoshida/Ivan Putrov
Awakening Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty - Darcey Bussell/Roberto Bolle
Voices of Spring - Alina Cojocaru/Johan Kobborg
Thais - Leanne Benjamin/Thiago Soares
Ondine Pas de Deux - Tamara Rojo/Inaki Urlezaga
Marguerite & Armand - Sylvie Guillem/Massimo Murru

July 14 - Royal Ballet
Scenes de Ballet - Alina Cojocaru/Johan Kobborg
Awakening Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty - Jamie Tapper/Fedorico Bonelli
Voices of Spring - Leanne Benjamin/Inaki Urlezaga
Thais - Mara Galeazzi/David Makhateli
Pas de Deux from A Birthday Offering - Darcey Bussell/Jonathan Cope
Marguerite and Armand - Sylvie Guillem/Jonathan Cope

July 15 - Royal Ballet
Scenes de Ballet - Miyako Yoshida/Ivan Putrov
Awakening Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty - Darcy Bussell/Roberto Bolle
Voices of Spring - Mara Galeazzi/Viacheslav Samodurov
Pas de Deux from A Birthday Offering - Marianela Nunez/Thiago Soares
Ondine - Tamara Rojo/Inaki Urlezaga
Marguerite & Armand - Sylvie Guillem/Jonathan Cope

July 16 - Royal Ballet - Cinderella - Alina Cojocaru/Johan Kobborg
July 17 (matinee) - Royal Ballet - Cinderella - Leanne Benjamin/Viacheslav Samodurov
July 17 (evening) - Royal Ballet - Cinderella - Tamara Rojo/Jonathan Cope

#2 Alexandra

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 04:52 PM

Correction of casting of Joffrey Ballet:


July 6 - Victoria Jaiani will dance Monotones II.
Valerie Robin will dance it on the 8th.

July 7- Britta Lazenga is Josephine in A WEDDING BOUQUET.
Deborah Dawn will dance that role on the 8th.

Masayoshi Onuki will dance The Boy in Blue - LES PATINEURS. Suzanne Lopez, Michael Levine - The Lovers, Red Girls are April Daley and Erica Lynette Edwards.

#3 klingsor

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:02 AM

Met site does not list Marguerite and Armand.

They do list all other casting more or less as above.

Does anybody have any information?

Link:
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
http://www.metopera....04&opera=ASH601

Edited by sveiglar, 26 June 2004 - 08:04 AM.


#4 Alexandra

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:31 AM

I'll check again with Lincoln Center on Monday. I've gotten several updates, but they've been unofficial. There may be an injury that's caused "Marguerite and Armand" to be cancelled.

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 11:01 AM

I'll check again with Lincoln Center on Monday.  I've gotten several updates, but they've been unofficial.  There may be an injury that's caused "Marguerite and Armand" to be cancelled.

Thank You, Alexandra

#6 Alexandra

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 04:06 PM

"Marguerite and Armand" IS being performed. If you check the link that klingsor posted above, you'll now see that ballet listed. We just happened to catch the Lincoln Center web site between updates.

There are cast changes, though, as follows:

Please note these changes to casting for Week II of the Ashton Celebration at Lincoln Center Festival for THE ROYAL BALLET.


July 14:
Birthday Offering: Darcy Bussell, Thiago Soares
Marguerite & Armand: Sylvie Guillem, Massimo Murru

July 15:
Marguerite & Armand: Sylvie Guillem, Massimo Murru (Murru will dance all three M&A's with Sylvie Guillem)

July 17:
Cinderella, eve. 8 p.m.:
Tamara Rojo, Inaki Urlezaga

#7 Jane Simpson

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 07:03 AM

I don't know if it's already been mentioned here, but a sharp-eyed ballet.co poster has pointed out an addition to the RB's programme on July 13th:

TBA - Sibley, Dowell

A nice treat for some lucky people!

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 12:14 PM

Sibley and Dowell are supposed to be there on the 15th, too...I hope so, because I'll be there. :rolleyes: There are two dancers I am not familiar with: Mara Galeazzi and Marianela Nunez---some background, please.

#9 Alexandra

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 12:36 PM

Because of the time difference, Jane (or others who watch the Royal regularly) might not see this for awhile. I remember Galeazzi as a very funny, scrappy Lise in "La Fille Mal Gardee" when the company was here a few years ago. Not an "ideal" Lise, but genuinely funny, and I believe she's noted as a dramatic ballerina. I haven't Nunez in a major role so I can't help there.

Here's a link to the Royal Ballet's page of principal dancers. There's a full list of roles and photos for each:

http://info.royalope...dex.cfm?ccs=247

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 04:16 AM

Galeazzi has been in the company since 1992 and has been a principal for a couple of years. As Alexandra says, she's a strong dramatic dancer - Tatiana in Onegin suits her very well and she's also got very good reports for two different roles in Mayerling. I didn't see her Lise but heard enthusiastic descriptions from friends, but she's not cast for it this time round.

Nunez is much younger - in fact she's younger than Cojocaru, though I doubt you'd guess that. She danced in Buenos Aires before coming to the Royal Ballet School for a year; she'd been in the corps de ballet for a season or so when Anthony Dowell suddenly promoted her by 3 levels. As an Ashton dancer she's almost an unknown quantity - but she gets Sylvia next season and also the first night of Fille (with Acosta) . She's technically strong and does things on a big scale - she made a lovely debut as Nikiya last season, confounding those who thought she ought to stick to Gamzatti. In the right role she's gorgeous.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 06:50 AM

Anthony Dowell was cast as Armand's father last night, and received a huge ovation upon setting foot on stage. Alas, there was no Sibley sighting.


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