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Nilas Martins Dance Company

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From the office of the Nilas Martins Dance Company:

The Nilas Martins Dance Foundation announces the upcoming activities of the Foundation:

July 2 Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Nilas Martins Dance Company

Valse Fantasie (Balanchine)

Agon duo (Balanchine)

New Ballet (Stephen Pier)

Le Corsair pas de deux

Intermission

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine)

La Sylphide pas de deux

New Ballet (Nilas Martins and John Selya)

11 November 2007

Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts

The Nilas Martins Dance Company

Swan Lake excerpts (Peter Martins)

New Ballet (Nilas Martins and John Selya)

Intermission

Puccini Songs (Nilas Martins)

The Nilas Martins Dance Company

with Stars of the New York City Ballet*

7 March 2008

Festival Casals Centro Bellas Artes

Santurce, Puerto Rico

Valse Fantasie (Balanchine)

Intermission

Tarantella (Balanchine)

Pause

Barber Violin Concerto, pas de deux (Peter Martins)

Pause

Don Quixote, pas de deux

Intermission

Ray Charles Tribute (Peter Martins, revised by Nilas Martins)

8 March 2008

Festival Casals Centro Bellas Artes

Santurce, Puerto Rico

Who Cares? (Balanchine)

Intermission

Swan Lake, pas de deux (Peter Martins)

Pause

Agon, duo (Balanchine)

Pause

Stars and Stripes, pas de deux (Balanchine)

Intermission

Puccini Songs (Nilas Martins)

26 April @ 8pm & 27 April 2008 @ 4pm

DANCE AT DICAPO

Dicapo Opera Theater

184 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

Nilas Martins and guest choreographers will present three new works

Three new ballets to original scores

When I receive any information on casting, I will post it.

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Thank you so much for posting this, zerbinetta.

Ready for another ride to Patchogue? :clapping:

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Well this is superb. Luckily I will be able to make the July 2nd show and give a full report!

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Ready for another ride to Patchogue? :)

Off to the boonies again! (I'm going to hear from bart on that.)

Figurante, those of us unable to attend will look forward to your post.

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Ready for another ride to Patchogue? :D

Off to the boonies again! (I'm going to hear from bart on that.)

Me, too! Patchogue is only a 20-minute drive from me. But good news for us who live in the, er, boonies. I'd like to see how you ballet stalwarts would cope with coming into the city from Long Island 2-3 days a week! :)

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I'd like to see how you ballet stalwarts would cope with coming into the city from Long Island 2-3 days a week! :dunno:

Not well. Not at all well.

Additional news from NMDC: Nilas is doing new choreography to Stravinsky's "Les Noces" for the Santander (Spain) Festival on August 21, 2007.

That's a biggie!

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I'd like to see how you ballet stalwarts would cope with coming into the city from Long Island 2-3 days a week! :dunno:

Not well. Not at all well.

Additional news from NMDC: Nilas is doing new choreography to Stravinsky's "Les Noces" for the Santander (Spain) Festival on August 21, 2007.

That's a biggie!

What has he choreographed before this? Has he had any sort of "apprenticeship" (such as they are in the ballet world) before tackling this difficult score?

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Nilas has been choreographing for at least ten years that I know of. The first of his works I saw was a lovely pas de deux to Puccini music he did for Santa Fe Ballet. He has also choreographed for opera: Aida for Washington National Opera in 1992; Candide for Rome Opera, also 1992, and Le Villi in 2006 for Di Capo Opera in NY.

He has a particular affinity for Puccini's music and has choreographed a full-evening of Puccini works from arias to chamber music.

His company consists primarily of NYCB principals and soloists, sometimes augmented by Ailey II dancers, SAB students and his close friend, Monique Meunier.

His style differs dramatically from that of his father. Romantic, heart-on-sleeve and sweet.

There are other threads on his work elsewhere on the board.

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Nilas has been choreographing for at least ten years that I know of. The first of his works I saw was a lovely pas de deux to Puccini music he did for Santa Fe Ballet. He has also choreographed for opera: Aida for Washington National Opera in 1992; Candide for Rome Opera, also 1992, and Le Villi in 2006 for Di Capo Opera in NY.

He has a particular affinity for Puccini's music and has choreographed a full-evening of Puccini works from arias to chamber music.

His company consists primarily of NYCB principals and soloists, sometimes augmented by Ailey II dancers, SAB students and his close friend, Monique Meunier.

His style differs dramatically from that of his father. Romantic, heart-on-sleeve and sweet.

There are other threads on his work elsewhere on the board.

Well it's good to know he has some passion somewhere, as it was shockingly absent from his 2 recent performances of Davidsbundlertanze, which he completely phoned in.

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Great dancers don't usually make great choreographers, so it would be best to judge his choreography on its own merits.

Not that he's great .. yet, anyway. His work is still in progress but it's been interesting to watch his growth.

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From the Lake Placid Center for the Arts website:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

An Evening of Exceptional Dance...

Nilas Martins & Friends

Stars of Ballet Monday, July 2 • 7:30pm

Featuring principals & soloists appearing courtesy of the New York City Ballet Company.

Featured performers to include:

Antonio Carmena *

Joaquin De Luz *

Megan Fairchild *

Sterling Hyltin *

Ask la Cour *

Ashley Laracey *

Nilas Martins *

Sara Mearns *

Seth Orza *

Tiler Peck *

Daniel Ulbricht *

The 2007 program will premiere a New Ballet

by Nilas Martins & John Selya.

Reserved Seating: $28

$50 Patron Seating Available (limited to 30 seats) includes a reception to honor the dancers following the program at the home of the Mitchell Family.

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts website seems to have been updated with a few cast changes:

Monday, July 2 • 7:30pm

Featuring principals & soloists appearing courtesy of the New York City Ballet Company* and the two world premiere pieces.

Featured performers to include:

Ashley Bouder *

Amar Ramasar *

Seth Orza *

Joaquin De Luz *

Georgina Pazcoquin *

Ana Sophia Scheller *

Ask la Cour *

Tyler Angle *

Sara Mearns *

Alina Dronova *

Glenn Keenan *

Ashley Laracey *

Kathryn Morgan *

Megan LeCrone *

The 2007 program will premiere a New Ballet

by Nilas Martins & John Selya.

Reserved Seating: $28

$50 Patron Seating Available (limited to 30 seats) includes a reception to honor the dancers following the program at the home of the Mitchell Family.

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I have more specifics which I'll post later.

Among them, Ashley Bouder and Amar Ramasar will do Valse Fantaisie.

Very tempting!

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Okeedokee, here's official program and casting for Lake Placid:

July 2 @ 7:30 PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Nilas Martins Dance Company

Valse Fantaisie (Balanchine)

Ashley Bouder and Amar Ramasar

Alina Dronova, Glenn Keenan, Ashley Laracey, Kathryn Morgan

Edge (world premiere) (Stephen Pier)

Sara Mearns and Ask la Cour

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine)

Ana Sophia Scheller and Seth Orza

La Sylphide pas de deux

Kathryn Morgan and Joaquin De Luz

Agon pas de deux (Balanchine)

Megan LeCrone and Nilas Martins

Carrie Okay (world premiere)

(Nilas Martins and John Selya)

Georgina Pazcoquin, Tyler Angle, Ask la Cour, Amar Ramasar

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Wow, thanks for all this, zerbinetta. Maybe "they" should let Nilas program/cast November's opening night NYCB gala!

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Wow, thanks for all this, zerbinetta. Maybe "they" should let Nilas program/cast November's opening night NYCB gala!

Not a bad idea, really. He has a wonderful eye for dancers & casting.

Anyone going? I hope we get a few reports.

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I saw no mention in the press or on this board. Did the scheduled peformance of the Nilas Martins Dance Company in Lake Placid on July 2 take place? That was before his arrest.

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Did the scheduled peformance of the Nilas Martins Dance Company in Lake Placid on July 2 take place?

Yes. There is an extensive post at thewinger.com about this performance. No mention of the arrest but other drama about a last minute substitution...Megan LeCrone for Sara Mearns...and getting stuck on the Tappanzee Bridge while heading up to Saratoga.

Lake Placid with Nilas Martins and Friends “Stars of Ballet”

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