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Boston Ballet's 2010-11 season


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#1 California

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:44 PM

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

http://www.bostonbal.../2010-2011.html

The press release has more detail about the mixed bills:
http://www.bostonbal..._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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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

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

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:45 AM

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.bostonbal..._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-...POBetoiles.html

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:20 AM

A review from Anna Kisselgoff from 2000:

http://www.nytimes.c...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.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:31 AM

A review from Anna Kisselgoff from 2000:

http://www.nytimes.c...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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