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Boston Ballet's 2010-11 season

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The Boston Ballet's 2010-11 season has been announced:

http://www.bostonballet.org/tickets/2010-2011.html

The press release has more detail about the mixed bills:

http://www.bostonballet.org/Press_Releases..._THE_STAGE.html

Night of Stars – ONE NIGHT ONLY

October 30, 2010, 7:00pm

La Bayadère – COMPANY PREMIERE

November 4 – 14, 2010

Music: Ludwig Minkus

Choreography: Florence Clerc after Marius Petipa

The Nutcracker

November 26 – December 31, 2010

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Mikko Nissinen

Elo Experience

March 24 – April 3, 2011

Music: Various

Choreography: Jorma Elo

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 7 – 17, 2011

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Choreography: George Balanchine

Bella Figura

April 28 – May 8, 2011

The Second Detail – COMPANY PREMIERE

Music: Thom Willems

Choreography: William Forsythe

Pärt I, II and III – FEATURING WORLD PREMIERE WORKS

Music: Arvo Pärt

Choreography: Helen Pickett

Bella Figura – COMPANY PREMIERE

Music: Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Allessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, and Giuseppe Torelli

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Balanchine/Robbins

May 12 – 22, 2011

Divertimento No. 15

Music: Wolfgang Mozart

Choreography: George Balanchine

Afternoon of a Faun – COMPANY PREMIERE

Music: Claude Debussy

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Antique Epigraphs – COMPANY PREMIERE

Music: Claude Debussy

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Symphony in Three Movements

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: George Balanchine

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That's odd, it may not be the same production but they've done Bayadere before.

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That's odd, it may not be the same production but they've done Bayadere before.

The press release is describing it as a "company premiere":

"Boston Ballet will present the Florence Clerc staging with vivid, new costumes and the enchanting scenery that are cornerstones of this classic."

http://www.bostonballet.org/Press_Releases..._THE_STAGE.html

She was a principal with Paris Opera Ballet, so we might wonder if she performed in Nureyev's Bayadere:

http://www.cmi.univ-mrs.fr/~esouche/dance/POBetoiles.html

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A review from Anna Kisselgoff from 2000:

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/28/arts/dan...ml?pagewanted=1

Perhaps calling it a premiere is because they have not presented a production by Florence Clerc before. I found reference to her having retired in 1991, so she wouldn't have danced in Nureyev's Bayadere, I suppose.

Indeed, Florence Clerc had retired before Nureyev staged his full version of "La Bayadère" for the POB in 1992.

She might have performed in his production of Act III (which he had staged for the POB in the 1970s).

However, as far as I know, Florence Clerc was quite close to Nureyev: she and her ex-husband, former POB principal dancer Charles Jude, had performed in many of Nureyev's production and were very close friends of his (for example, they had accompanied him during one of his latest travels, to the island of Saint-Barthelemy, shortly before his death), and also she taught at the Paris Opera for a while, so I guess she must be very familiar with Nureyev's productions.

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