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#1 pacer31

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:22 PM

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the YAGP Gala 2007. I know that last year, Polina Semionova was scheduled to perform, but was unable to due to a leg injury. I would love the opportunity to see her perform this year, but I do not know if she is going to come. When do you expect to know the international performers attending this performace? Thank you so much!!!

#2 Dale

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:34 PM

City Center lists the date as May 1, but YAGP announced the change to April 30:

Due to popular demand, we have been able to change the date of the YAGP 2007 Gala to Monday, April 30th in order to follow our traditional format of the Awards and Gala evening taking place on the Monday following the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the competition. We believe it will make for an easier NYC Finals schedule for our participants, parents and teachers.

We would like to wish all YAGP participants happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:26 PM

City Center lists the date as May 1, but YAGP announced the change to April 30:

Due to popular demand, we have been able to change the date of the YAGP 2007 Gala to Monday, April 30th in order to follow our traditional format of the Awards and Gala evening taking place on the Monday following the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the competition. We believe it will make for an easier NYC Finals schedule for our participants, parents and teachers.

We would like to wish all YAGP participants happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new year!


but you aren't sure when a list of performers will be released to the public?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:53 PM

Last year, the promoters sent out the press release announcing the participants 32 days in advance of the first gala. That may be a good indicator of their timetable.

And, as you noted, the cast is subject to change.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:44 PM

My understanding, from a YAGP Board member, was that the date was changed so as not to conflict with the NYCB Spring Gala.

Ah, whatever ...

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:19 PM

Dear friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you all a wonderful New Year ahead.

I have some information in regard to the questions you raise. First, regarding the moving of the date - we have, indeed, moved it to April 30th from May 1st. Originally, we tried our hardest to make it possible to have our Gala on a Monday, as is our usual preferred format (competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the Gala on Monday). However, because of a very tight schedule following the load-out of Eifman Ballet (which finishes late Sunday night on April 29th), City Center was telling us that it was impossible to do Monday, so we were stuck with Tuesday, May 1.

However, when NYCB moved its Gala date to May 1, it created a serious conflict for the NYCB dancers we have invited to perform at the Gala, as well as for our audiences, donors, and Board members who wanted to attend both Galas. So we revisited the issue and, after a lot of team work and creative thinking, were able to find a way to hold the Gala on Monday, April 30th. This will require a much higher financial commitment from YAGP, but we decided to do it because we really did not want to ask New York City audiences to choose between the NYCB Gala and the YAGP Gala - and we did not want to exclude the NYCB dancers from dancing in the Gala.

Regarding the artist line-up for the Gala, we will announce it very soon. At this time, we are finalizing our agreements with artists from Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Ballet, Monte Carlo Ballet, ABT, NYCB, MOMIX, and some others. All we can say at this time is that, like in the past 7 years, the audiences will not be disappointed.

Happy New Year!

Sergey Gordeev

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:26 PM

I would also like to add a note about Polina Semionova - we have been in communication with her regarding making her New York debut at the YAGP 2007 Gala, but, unfortunately, it will not be possible as she is performing in the opening night of Sylvia with Berlin Staatsoper on April 29th. We are already checking into the possibilities in 2008, as we believe she is an extraordinary artist who will bring a lot of joy to the New York audiences.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:28 PM

Many thanks for the information, Mr. Gordeev. We have many balletgoers from the New York City area on the boards, and it's great to know that they don't have to choose.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 11:38 PM

Tickete arrived. The YAGP 2007 Gala starts at 7 PM, Monday April 30 and a ticket is also valid for the Awards Ceremony that begins at 5 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:08 AM

... The YAGP 2007 Gala starts at 7 PM, Monday April 30 and a ticket is also valid for the Awards Ceremony that begins at 5 PM.

Just checked City Center and tix are getting scarce. Top priced seats left are way to the side and mid Mezzanine Center only has singles left. Rear Mezzanine does still have good centered seats remaining.
The stars, from YAGP's site:

Aurelie Dupont and Manuel Legris
(Paris Opera Ballet)
Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares
(Royal Ballet, England) - NY Debut
Alicia Amatriain and Jason Reilly
(Stuttgart Ballet) - NY Debut
Cecilia Kerche and Vitor Luis
(Ballet of the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro) - NY Debut
Sang-Yi Han (Monte Carlo Ballet, YAGP Alumna)
Isabella Boylston (American Ballet Theatre, YAGP alumna)
and David Hallberg (American Ballet Theatre)
Stella Abrera and Sascha Radetsky (ABT)
Paloma Herrera (American Ballet Theatre)
Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet)
and Joseph Phillips (San Francisco Ballet, YAGP
Alumnus)
Rubinald Pronk and Clifford Williams
(Complexions Contemporary Ballet)
MOMIX
International ballet super-stars Manuel Legris and Aurelie Dupont (Paris Opera Ballet) will lead the international all-star cast in "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow," Youth America Grand Prix's annually sold-out Closing Night Gala. These leading ballet dancers will join the finalists of YAGP ballet and contemporary dance competition in one spectacular Gala evening.



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Posted 17 March 2007 - 12:20 AM

For those interested, Manuel Legris indicates on his website that he'll be dancing Petite Mort (Kylian) and a pas de deux from Lady of the Camellias, Act III (John Neumeier) with Aurélie Dupont in this gala.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

Sang-Yi Han, out.
Philip Neal (partnering Bouder), in.
Desmond Richardson, M.C.
Finalists will also dance.
http://www.yagp.org/gala/index.asp

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

Oh - I can't wait to see Aurelie Dupont. If she cancels, I will :wink:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:10 PM

Dear friends,

For your information, we would like to post the lastest program information as of April 20th. We are very excited, and we hope to see you all at the Gala.

ACT I: STARS OF TOMORROW
Winners of Youth America Grand Prix 2007 international student ballet and contemporary dance competition

“Grand Defilé”
(piece d'occasion, featuring all YAGP participants)
Choreography: Carlos dos Santos,Jr
Music:Anatol Liadov

ACT II: STARS OF TODAY

Aurelie Dupont,
Manuel Legris (Paris Opera Ballet)
“Petite Mort"
Choreography: Jiri Kylian
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cecilia Kerche,
Vitor Luiz (Ballet Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro)
“La Esmeralda” – Pas De Deux"
Choreography: Jules Perrot
Music: Cesare Pugni

Sascha Radetsky,
Stella Abrera (ABT)
“Jabula” – Pas de Deux
Choreography: Natalie Weir
Music: Hans Zimmer

Xiomara Reyes, Gennadi Saveliev (ABT)
“Spring Waters”
Choreography: Asaf Messerer
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

MOMIX
"Moonbeams" (from “Lunar Sea”)
Choreography: Moses Pendleton
Music: Kevin Dooley, The Star Seeds

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
“Choke” - WORLD PREMIERE
Choreography: Dwight Rhoden
Music: Sergey Gordeev

Paloma Herrera (ABT) and Nicolaj Hübbe (NYCB)
“Rubies” (from “Jewels”)
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Igor Stravinsky

Isabella Boylston (ABT, YAGP Alumna) and David Hallberg (ABT)
"Quiet Music" - WORLD PREMIERE
Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Music by: Nico Muhly

Ashley Bouder (NYCB) and Joseph Phillips (San Francisco Ballet, YAGP alumnus)
“Stars and Stripes”
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: John Philip Sousa

Alicia Amatriain,
Jason Reilly (Stuttgart Ballet)
“Mono Lisa” – NEW YORK PREMIERE
Choreography: Itzik Galili
Music: Thomas Höfs

Aurelie Dupont,
Manuel Legris (Paris Opera Ballet)
“La Dame aux Camelias" - Black Pas De Deux
Choreography: John Neumeier
Music: Frederic Chopin

Marianela Nuñez,
Thiago Soares (The Royal Ballet)
“Le Corsaire” - Pas De Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Adolphe Adam

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

Dear friends,

For your information, we would like to post the lastest program information as of April 20th. We are very excited, and we hope to see you all at the Gala.


Thanks for posting the program. It looks great. I can't wait.


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