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All Balanchine Program31 May-3 June


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#1 Helene

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

Ballet Arizona's "All Balanchine" program opens tonight and runs through Sunday afternoon. Casting has been posted to the website:


Ballet Arizona presents
All Balanchine
May 31 – June 3, 2012
With The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Running Time: Total Run time is 1:53. Running times are approximate.

Violin Concerto 24 Minutes
-20 minute Intermission-
Episodes 29 Minutes
-20 minute Intermission-
Rubies 20 Minutes


Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Music, Igor Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra
Choreography, George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Original lighting, Mark Stanley
Lighting Recreated, Michael Korsch
Staged, Ib Andersen
Costumes, Karinska
TOCCATA
May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
TZU-CHIA HUANG and ASTRIT ZEJNATI, NATALIA MAGNICABALLI and ILIR SHTYLLA

June 2M, June 3M
PAOLA HARTLEY and ROMAN ZAVAROV, JILLIAN BARRELL and JOSEPH CAVANAUGH

Beau Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth Chisholm, Erica Felsch, Alexandra Hartnett, Kanako Imayoshi, Kendra Mitchell-Dahl, Jessica Phillips, Breanne Starke

Ryland Early, Nayon Iovino, Shea Johnson, Myles Lavallee, Zherlin Ndudi, Gleidson Vasconcelos, Michal Wozniak, Slawomir Wozniak

ARIA I
May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
NATALIA MAGNICABALLI and ILIR SHTYLLA
June 2M, June 3M
JILLIAN BARRELL and JOSEPH CAVANAUGH

ARIA II
May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
TZU-CHIA HUANG and ASTRIT ZEJNATI
June 2M, June 3M
PAOLA HARTLEY and ROMAN ZAVAROV

CAPRICCIO
Entire Cast Episodes

Music, Anton Webern/ J.S. Bach, Symphony, Op. 21; Five Pieces, Op. 10; Concerto, Op. 24; Ricercata in Six Voices from Bach's Musical Offering
Choreography, George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Lighting, Michael Korsch
Staged, Joysanna Sidimus


SYMPHONY, OP. 21
NATALIA MAGNICABALLI and ILIR SHTYLLA

Beau Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth Chisholm, Kanako Imayoshi
Joseph Cavanaugh, Myles Lavallee, Michal Wozniak

FIVE PIECES, OP. 10
May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
JESSICA PHILLIPS and SHEA JOHNSON
June 2M, June 3M
KENNA DRAXTON and SHEA JOHNSON

CONCERTO, OP. 24
TZU-CHIA HUANG and ASTRIT ZEJNATI

Beau Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth Chisholm, Erica Felsch, Breanne Starke

RICERCATA IN SIX VOICES FROM BACH’S “MUSICAL OFFERING”

JILLIAN BARRELL and SLAWOMIR WOZNIAK

Beau Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth Chisholm, Amanda Eddleman, Sasha Edelman, Erica Felsch, Alexandra Hartnett, Kanako Imayoshi, Michelle Mahowald, Rochelle Marks,
Kendra Mitchell-Dahl, Jessica Phillips or Kenna Draxton, Aidan Schubert*, Breanne Starke, Casey Stone*[/size][/font][/color] Rubies
from the ballet Jewels

Music, Igor Stravinsky, Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, 1929
ChoreographY, George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Original lighting, Ronald Bates
Lighting Recreated, Michael Korsch
Staged, Ib Andersen
Costumes, Karinska


May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
JILLIAN BARRELL and NAYON IOVINO
June 2M, June 3 M
PAOLA HARTLEY and ROMAN ZAVAROV

May 31E, June 1E, June 2E
Kenna Draxton
June 2M
Kanako Imayoshi
June 3 M
Tzu-Chia Huang

Beau Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth Chisholm, Sasha Edelman, Erica Felsch, Alexandra Hartnett, Michelle Mahowald, Jessica Phillips, Breanne Starke

Myles Lavallee, Zherlin Ndudi, Michal Wozniak, Slawomir Wozniak
* Students from The School of Ballet Arizona.
Casting subject to change without notice.
Letters indicate date of performance, E for evening, M for matinee



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

Looks juicy -- I envy you the Episodes in particular!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

Looks juicy -- I envy you the Episodes in particular!


Me too. And also seeing Magnicaballi in both Episodes and in Stravinsky Violin Concerto!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

While I understand why Agon is considered one of the greatest ballets ever, Episodes is my favorite of the Balanchine black-and-white ballets.

Ballet Arizona is doing the standard post-Graham version and doesn't include the Paul Taylor solo, which NYCB revived with Peter Frame in 1986-7.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Wish Atlanta Ballet would consider an all Balanchine program these days--would not even have to be quite such a sophisticated one and I'd be happy.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

While I understand why Agon is considered one of the greatest ballets ever, Episodes is my favorite of the Balanchine black-and-white ballets.

Ballet Arizona is doing the standard post-Graham version and doesn't include the Paul Taylor solo, which NYCB revived with Peter Frame in 1986-7.


Perhaps it's just that I've seen Agon so many times and Episodes only three, but I prefer it as well. And Stravinsky Violin Concerto next to that. All three scores are big favorites. NYCB did not include the Taylor solo when they brought Episodes to the Kennedy Center last year.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

I've only seen Episodes on tape, so can't say I like it better or worse, but I am very, very fond of Agon. And Apollo.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

I saw the Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances, but I wasn't able to stay for Sunday. Ballet Arizona posted this photo to its Facebook page,

https://www.facebook...&type=1

and it looks like Sunday's cast. I see flowers and people in street clothes, but I don't recognize the dancer holding the bouquet. At season end, there are usually presentations and extra bows for dancers leaving the company: were there any this year?

Also, the company announced that Jessica Phillips, who rocked the "Five Pieces" section of "Episodes" with Shea Johnson, and Sarah Chisholm were promoted to Corps de Ballet. :flowers: to them both!


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