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#1 Dale

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:16 PM

Ardani Artists are presenting the Kirov Ballet at the City Center from April 1-20, 2008 in some amazing programs:

http://www.nycitycen...vent_code=KIR08

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20th at 11:00am!!

Apr 01, 7:30 PM
Act One Raymonda (Act 3)
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Paquita (Grand Pas)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 02, 7:30 PM
Act One Raymonda (Act 3)
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Paquita (Grand Pas)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 03, 7:30 PM
Act One Raymonda (Act 3)
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Paquita (Grand Pas)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 04, 8:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Scheherazade
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Choreography: Michel Fokine

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Apr 05, 2:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Scheherazade
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Choreography: Michel Fokine

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Apr 05, 8:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Scheherazade
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Choreography: Michel Fokine

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Apr 06, 3:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Scheherazade
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Choreography: Michel Fokine

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Apr 08, 7:30 PM
Act One The Awakening of Flora
Music: Riccardo Drigo
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Diana and Acteon (Pas de Deux)
Music: Cesare Pugni
Choreography: Agrippina Vaganova

Pause

Don Quixote (Grand Pas de Deux)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 09, 7:30 PM
Act One The Awakening of Flora
Music: Riccardo Drigo
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Diana and Acteon (Pas de Deux)
Music: Cesare Pugni
Choreography: Agrippina Vaganova

Pause

Don Quixote (Grand Pas de Deux)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 10, 7:30 PM
Act One The Awakening of Flora
Music: Riccardo Drigo
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Act Two Diana and Acteon (Pas de Deux)
Music: Cesare Pugni
Choreography: Agrippina Vaganova

Pause

Don Quixote (Grand Pas de Deux)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky

Act Three La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

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Apr 11, 8:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Etudes
Music: Karl Czerny
Choreography: Harald Lander

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Apr 12, 2:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Etudes
Music: Karl Czerny
Choreography: Harald Lander

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Apr 12, 8:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Etudes
Music: Karl Czerny
Choreography: Harald Lander

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Apr 13, 3:00 PM
Act One Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Two Le Spectre de la Rose
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Pause

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Choreography: Michel Fokine

Act Three Etudes
Music: Karl Czerny
Choreography: Harald Lander

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Apr 15, 7:30 PM
Act One Steptext
Music: J.S. Bach
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Two Approximate Sonata
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

Pause

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Music: Franz Schubert
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Three In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

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Apr 16, 7:30 PM
Act One Steptext
Music: J.S. Bach
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Two Approximate Sonata
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

Pause

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Music: Franz Schubert
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Three In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

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Apr 17, 7:30 PM
Act One Steptext
Music: J.S. Bach
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Two Approximate Sonata
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

Pause

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Music: Franz Schubert
Choreography: William Forsythe

Act Three In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe

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Apr 18, 8:00 PM
Act One Jewels (Rubies)
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Two Serenade
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Three Ballet Imperial
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

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Apr 19, 2:00 PM
Act One Jewels (Rubies)
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Two Serenade
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Three Ballet Imperial
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

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Apr 19, 8:00 PM
Act One Jewels (Rubies)
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Two Serenade
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Three Ballet Imperial
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

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Apr 20, 3:00 PM
Act One Jewels (Rubies)
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Two Serenade
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Act Three Ballet Imperial
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

#2 Dale

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:20 PM

The ticket prices:

$110.00 Orchestra
$110.00 Grand Tier Center
$35.00 Grand Tier Sides
$75.00 Mid-Mezzanine
$75.00 Mid-Mezzanine Sides 1
$35.00 Mid-Mezzanine Sides 2
$60.00 Rear Mezzanine (J-Q)
$35.00 Rear Mezzanine (R-V)
$35.00 Rear Mezzanine Sides
$60.00 Front Gallery Center
$35.00 Front Gallery Sides
$35.00 Rear Gallery

#3 richard53dog

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:13 PM

That's absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!

And you have to buy tickets a year in advance, huh?

Oh well, it's a great opportunity

#4 carbro

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:39 PM

. . . some amazing programs

That's quite an understatement. Thanks, Dale! Thanks, Ardani! Thanks, Kirov!

And let's hope the programs as announced are what we end up seeing.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

The City Center stage seems small for the Shades section of La Bayadere although it would probably be interesting to see the soloists closer.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:19 AM

Whew!!--this news really opened my eyes this morning. Dale, do you know if online ordering will be available tomorrow?

#7 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:13 AM

Interesting - Ardani usually presents Eifman during that time. Will we be spared? ;)

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:15 AM

Spectacular news! One has to wonder if this will be THE 2008 Mariinsky Festival, here in the USA? [Won't the Mariinsky be closed next year?] Regardless - it will certainly be a festival for us.

It's nice that we know about this one full year in advance, so as to make appropriate vacation & lodging plans. Some of us may be 'camping out' in NYC for an extended period. :))

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:26 AM

Can't breathe here! WOW! Thank you Ardani!

#10 Dale

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:38 AM

Further information:

KIROV BALLET
AND ORCHESTRA
TO PERFORM AT
NEW YORK CITY CENTER
April 1 – 20, 2008
Featuring Uliana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva,
Igor Zelensky and Leonid Sarafanov

New York, NY – April 18, 2007 - Ardani Artists and New York City Center are proud to announce that the
world renowned Kirov Ballet, also known as Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia,
returns to New York for a three-week engagement in April 2008. The season will be presented by Ardani Artists
in association with New York City Center, and will run from April 1 through April 20, 2008. Tickets will go on
sale April 20, 2007.

During its three-week season, the 200-year-old Russian company, under the Artistic Direction of Valery Gergiev
and Director of the Ballet Makhar Vaziev, will be performing a wide range of works by the choreographers and
artists who have made the Kirov one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, as well as works by contemporary
dance makers. The company’s rich classical repertoire includes works by Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine and
George Balanchine and more modern works by William Forsythe. The Kirov Ballet will bring some of its most
acclaimed repertory classics: Petipa’s The Kingdom of Shadows from La Bayadere; Fokine’s Scheherazade and Chopiniana;
Gorsky’s The Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote; Balanchine’s Jewels (Rubies) and Ballet Imperial; as well as
Forsythe’s Steptext.

It will be first appearance of the Kirov Ballet and Orchestra at New York City Center, home to some of the country’s leading dance companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre and
Paul Taylor Dance Company.

“We look forward to returning to New York City,” said Mr. Gergiev, “and especially to our first season at New
York City Center, which has a long history of presenting world-class companies and choreographers, just like our
home at the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg.”

The historic Kirov Ballet was founded in 1783 and is closely linked with the legacy of classical Russian ballet, and
throughout the centuries, the company has produced the world’s greatest dancers in ballet, including such
legendary performers as Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova
and many more.

Under the artistic direction of Valery Gergiev since 1988, the Kirov continues its tradition of discovering
exceptional dancers: Uliana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva, Daria Pavlenko, Igor Zelensky, Igor Kolb, Andrian
Fadeev, Danila Korsuntsev and Leonid Sarafanov will be part of the 200-member company performing at City
Center.

Ardani Artists Management was founded in Moscow by arts promoter Sergei Danilian in 1990, and entered the
American market in 1994. The Company has brought to the U.S. some of the best exponents of arts and culture
from the former Soviet Union. In 1998, Ardani Artists introduced American audiences to the Eifman Ballet of St.
Petersburg, Russia’s leading contemporary ballet company. Since 1998, the Eifman Ballet has appeared regularly at
New York City Center, and toured the U.S. on regular basis. Ardani Artists has also presented the Bolshoi Ballet
on a U.S. tour in 2002, and the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet in 2003, 2005, and 2006 U.S. tours. In 2006, in
collaboration with the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the West Coast’s premier presenter of dance,
Ardani Artists produced the critically acclaimed “Kings of the Dance” and The Mariinsky Festival (Opera, Ballet,
Orchestra) as part of the Center’s 20th Anniversary celebrations and opening of its new concert hall. Ardani
Artists’ upcoming projects include another co-production with OCPAC: “Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion,”
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company U.S. tour and a “Kings of the Dance” tour in Russia.

New York City Center has long been known and beloved by New York audiences not only as one of the city's
preeminent performing arts institutions but also as an accessible and welcoming venue for dance. New York City
Center is the New York home to some of the country’s leading dance companies, including Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Continuing to fulfill its mission to
make the arts accessible to the broadest possible audiences, in 2004 New York City Center launched the
acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival which, for $10 a ticket, annually celebrates the vitality and creativity of dance
today. In 2006, New York City Center and London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre created a partnership to facilitate the
exchange of innovative dance works and new commissions by up-and-coming and acclaimed choreographers and
dance companies, both in London and in New York City. In addition to its rich dance offerings, New York City
Center also produces the Tony®-honored Encores! musical theater series, and is the home of Manhattan Theatre
Club, one of New York City’s premier theater companies.

Tickets for the Kirov’s 2008 New York City Center season will be available beginning April 20 at the New York
City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix® at 212-581-1212, or
online at www.nycitycenter.org. Tickets for the Orchestra and Grand Tier are $110; Mid-Mezzanine tickets are
$75; tickets for the Rear Mezzanine are $60 and $35.

The Kirov will be performing the following ballets and excerpts during its City Center engagement:

Paquita (Grand Pas), Marius Petipa
Raymonda (Act 3), Marius Petipa
La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows), Marius Petipa
Chopiniana, Michel Fokine, Michel Fokine
The Dying Swan, Michael Fokine
Le Spectre de la Rose, Michel Fokine
Scheherazade, Michel Fokine
Diana and Acteon (Pas de Deux), Agrippina Vaganova
Don Quixote, (Grand Pas de Deux), Marius Petipa
The Awakening Flora, Marius Petipa
La Bayadere (The Kingdom of Shadows), Marius Petipa
Etudes, Harald Lander Steptext, William Forsythe
Approximate Sonata, William Forsythe
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, William Forsythe
In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, William Forsythe,
Jewels (Rubies), George Balanchine
Serenade, George Balanchine
Ballet Imperial, George Balanchine

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:34 AM

I'm ecstatic!!!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:01 AM

Thank you, Dale, for the heads up!!!!!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:38 AM

Thank you, Dale, for the heads up!!!!!


Can't take the credit...a very nice person gave me the heads-up.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:56 PM

I'll be up in the area Saturday afternoon, so I thought I'd try to get something for one of the Rubies performances. Does anyone have any idea if this sort of thing sells out so fast I shoudn't even wait that long? I could do it by phone or online tomorrow, but I like going to the box office when I can. Please advise.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:05 PM

Given the dearth of Good Seats in City Center, I would recommend buying at the soonest opportunity, not the second soonest. :)


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