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Boston Ballet's Night of StarsOctober 12


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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

BOSTON BALLET OPENS FALL SEASON WITH EXCLUSIVE GALA PERFORMANCE FEATURING ACCLAIMED COMPANY DANCERS AND SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST HERMAN CORNEJO

WHAT: ††††††††† Boston Balletís one-time-only all-star gala performance, Night of Stars.
This benefit evening will feature Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, the full Boston Ballet Orchestra and renowned guest artist Herman Cornejo.

The program features works by master choreographers George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville and Roland Petit as well works by todayís dynamic contemporary choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Helen Pickett and Jorma Elo and rising young artists Heather Myers and Boyko Dossev.

WHO:†††††††††††† The performance will showcase Boston Balletís international roster of acclaimed principal dancers performing solos, pas de deux, and excerpts from classical and contemporary ballets.

This yearís guest artist is American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo.† Cornejo will perform the pas de deux from Vasily Vainonenís Flames of Paris with Boston Ballet principal dancer (and his sister), Erica Cornejo.† Daniil Simkin, previously announced as a guest artist for the event, will not perform due to Visa complications.

Complete casting and repertory for Night of Stars is attached.

WHEN: ††††††††† Friday, October 12, 8pm
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WHERE:†††††††† Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.

TICKETS:††††† Tickets for season ballets can be purchased by phone through Telecharge at† 800.447.7400, online at www.telecharge.com <http://www.telecharge.com> , or in person at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre box office, located at 270 Tremont Street in Boston's Theatre District, open Monday- Saturday from 10am - 6pm. Prices for Night of Stars: A Gala Benefit Performance range from $50 - $125. Contact the Boston Ballet box office at 617.695.6955 or visit www.bostonballet.org <http://www.bostonballet.org> for details.
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MEDIA RSVP:
††††††††††††††††††††††† Meghan Clinton, Goodman Media††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††††††† (212) 576-2700 ext. 223 or mclinton@goodmanmedia.com




The complete Night of Stars: A Gala Benefit Performance program follows:
(Casting and repertoire subject to change)

Danse Russe from Petrushka
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Musicians: Boston Ballet Orchestra led by conductor Jonathan McPhee

Midsummer Nightís Dream (pas de six and Adagio)
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography: George Balanchine
Dancers: Larissa Ponomarenko, Roman Rykine, Erica Cornejo, Carlos Molina and Ensemble

Found
Music: Franz Shubert
Choreography: Heather Myers
Dancers: Boston Ballet II

Etesian (excerpt)
Music: J.S. Bach, Ludwig von Beethoven
Choreography: Helen Pickett
Dancers: Company

Fairy Doll
Music: Joseph Bayer
Choreography: Nicholas Legat
Dancers: Mindaugas Bauzys, Dalay Parrondo, Jared Redick

Taming of the Shrew (pas de deux)
Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Scarlatti
Choreography: John Cranko
Dancers: Lorna Feijůo, Reyneris Reyes

The Four Temperaments (excerpt)
Music: Paul Hindemith
Choreography: George Balanchine
Dancers: Melanie Atkins and Company

La Sylphide (excerpt)
Music: Herman LÝvenskjold
Choreography: Sorella Englund after August Bournonville
Dancers: Company

Flower Festival (pas de deux)
Music: Edvard Helsted
Choreography: August Bournonville
Dancers: Jeffrey Cirio (Boston Ballet II), Sylvia Deaton (Boston Ballet School trainee)

Crane
Music: W.A. Mozart
Choreography: Boyko Dossev
Dancers: Misa Kuranaga, Jaime Diaz

Le Cygne Noir (Black Swan)
Music: Edgar Cosma after P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Roland Petit
Dancer: Altankhuyag Dugaraa

Brake the Eyes (excerpt)
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nancy Euverink
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Dancers: Larissa Ponomarenko and Company

Flames of Paris (pas de deux)
Music: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
Dancers: Erica Cornejo, Herman Cornejo

Polyphonia (pas de deux)
Music: Gyorgy Ligeti
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Dancers: Kathleen Breen Combes, Yury Yanowsky

Grand pas Classique
Music: Daniel Auber
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Dancers: Lorna Feijůo, Roman Rykine

Dťfilť
Music: Handel
Staging: Pino Alosa and Margaret Tracy
Dancers: Company, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School


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