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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

A preview of the summer in dance from the June 4 issue of The New Yorker.

The company performs the familiar “Giselle,” Pina Bausch’s stark “Orpheus and Eurydice,” and a trio of ultra-French works by Serge Lifar, Roland Petit, and Maurice Béjart, whose testosterone-charged “Bolero” is pure spectacle.


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Alexei Ratmansky’s boisterous “The Bright Stream”—which he first choreographed in 2003 for the Bolshoi—is a romantic farce that takes place on a communal farm, which parodies socialist realism, set to a tragicomic score by Dmitry Shostakovich. This witty and romantic ballet is made for lovers of big dancing and vaudeville.



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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

A story on this year's Benois de la Danse awards by Raymond Stults in The Moscow Times.

Taking the prize as best ballerina was Romanian-born Alina Cojocaru, who captured the same award eight years ago. Though Cojocaru's home company is London's Royal Ballet, her award on this occasion was bestowed for her performance as Julie in the Hamburg Ballet's production of "Liliom," which takes its plot from a once-popular play of the same name by Hungarian Ferenc Molnar that was used by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II as the basis for their hit Broadway musical of 1945, "Carousel."

Best male dancer award went to Carsten Jung of the Hamburg Ballet, for his performance of the title role in "Liliom," and Mathias Heymann of the Paris Opera Ballet, for the role of Zael in "La Source," a recreation for that company by choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart (a Benois laureate, as dancer, in 2000) of a work originally staged in 1866.



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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

Ballet Manila co-presents a "World Stars of Ballet" show.

The repertoire also showcases two firsts: the Apollo Pas de Deux and Diamonds Pas de Deux, both Balanchine ballet highlights that have never been performed in Manila.

Also featured are the “Romeo and Juliet Balcony Pas,” “Giselle Pas de Deux,” “Le Corsaire Pas de Deux,” “Don Quote Grande Pas De Deux,” as well as originals done especially for Ballet Manila like “Green,” “Widmung,” “Sotto Voce,” “Reconfigured,” “Arachnida,” “Diane and Acteon” and “Dancing to Verdi.”




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