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#1 PeggyR

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

Casting is up for the entire run.  Plenty of Messmer and Froustey!  

 

I am a little curious about the casts for April 5:  exactly the same for the 2:00 and 8:00 performances.  I've got tickets to both because it seemed likely that there would be at least a few differences between casts on the same day.  Odd.

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Dmitri Shoshtakovich

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2—7:30PM—OPENING NIGHT

 

Symphony #9

Sarah Van Patten*, Carlos Quenedit*
Simone Messmer, James Sofranko*
Taras Domitro*

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Davit Karapetyan*
Sasha De Sola*, Mathilde Froustey*, Lorena Feijoo*

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Yuan Yuan Tan*, Damian Smith*
Maria Kochetkova*, Vitor Luiz*

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 3—8:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Sarah Van Patten, Carlos Quenedit
Simone Messmer, James Sofranko
Taras Domitr

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Davit Karapetyan
Sasha De Sola, Mathilde Froustey, Lorena Feijoo

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5—2:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Sarah Van Patten, Carlos Quenedit
Simone Messmer, James Sofranko
Taras Domitro

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Davit Karapetyan
Sasha De Sola, Mathilde Froustey, Lorena Feijoo

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5—8:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Sarah Van Patten, Carlos Quenedit
Simone Messmer, James Sofranko
Taras Domitro

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Davit Karapetyan
Sasha De Sola, Mathilde Froustey, Lorena Feijoo

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith
Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 8—8:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Mathilde Froustey*, Luke Ingham*
Lorena Feijoo*, Pascal Molat*
Hansuke Yamamoto*

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Jaime Garcia Castilla*
Dores Andre*, Simone Messmer*, Sarah Van Patten*

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Sofiane Sylve*, Tiit Helimets*
Frances Chung*, Joan Boada*

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 11—8:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Mathilde Froustey, Luke Ingham
Lorena Feijoo, Pascal Molat
Hansuke Yamamoto

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Jaime Garcia Castilla
Dores Andre, Simone Messmer, Sarah Van Patten

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Frances Chung, Joan Boada

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 13—2:00PM

 

Symphony #9

Mathilde Froustey, Luke Ingham
Lorena Feijoo, Pascal Molat
Hansuke Yamamoto

 

INTERMISSION

 

Chamber Symphony

Jaime Garcia Castilla
Dores Andre, Simone Messmer, Sarah Van Patten

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Concerto #1

Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
Frances Chung, Joan Boada



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

So great to see Messmer is getting so much stage time in good roles!

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

So great to see Messmer is getting so much stage time in good roles!

Were these the roles she danced at ABT?  If not, which ones did she perform?



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

From what I can tell on the ABT thread, Messmer danced in Symphony No. 9 only, and may have created one of the leads.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

Messmer is  listed for the same role in Symphony 9 tha tshe had at ABT.  She was never in Chamber Symphony at ABT. 

 

The trilogy was only perfomed 4 times at ABT during the Spring 2013 season.  ABT then gave a few performances of Piano Concerto 1 in the Fall of 2013 at the Koch Theater as part of mixed rep programs (without the rest of the trilogy). I wonder if ABT will ever bring back the trilogy, or any portion of it. 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:53 AM

 

So great to see Messmer is getting so much stage time in good roles!

Were these the roles she danced at ABT?  If not, which ones did she perform?

 

 

She danced one of the roles at ABT (I don't remember which one), but she was never given so many chances to dance the role at ABT anyway.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

We don't often get to see these four dancing on stage at the same time:

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith, Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

Kochetkova and Luiz are in the roles originated by Osipova and Vasiliev.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

The ABT premiere of Symphony No. 9 was on Oct. 18, 2012, at City Center Theatre in NY, and Simone Messmer created the role that she will be dancing with SFB.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

We don't often get to see these four dancing on stage at the same time:

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith, Maria Kochetkova, Vitor Luiz

We'll be seeing them onstage again in Helgi Tomasson's new piece, Caprice, which opens on April 4th; just substitute Damian Smith for another Australian, Luke Ingham. I'm very curious as to the dynamic between Yuan Yuan Tan and Maria Kochetkova - one is the company's prima and is now its longest serving principal, while the other hasn't been with the company so long but is rapidly eclipsing all others in prominence (thanks in no small part to her fantastic social media skills). I've been reading reviews of Ratmansky's Piano Concerto #1 (the last piece in the trilogy) as performed by ABT, and it looks like Diana Vishneva did a lot of dancing with Natalia Osipova and that the choreography involves them being very protective and conspiratorial with one another. I'm just very interested to see how Tan and Kochetkova replicate that kind of partnership in light of the dynamic that must exist between them.

 

This new article from the San Francisco Classical Voice on Helgi Tomasson and his new creation also picks up on the dichotomy between these two ballerinas ("[they] can inspire a study in contrasts"):

 

https://www.sfcv.org...master-of-dance



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

Messmer is  listed for the same role in Symphony 9 tha tshe had at ABT.  She was never in Chamber Symphony at ABT. 
 
The trilogy was only perfomed 4 times at ABT during the Spring 2013 season.  ABT then gave a few performances of Piano Concerto 1 in the Fall of 2013 at the Koch Theater as part of mixed rep programs (without the rest of the trilogy). I wonder if ABT will ever bring back the trilogy, or any portion of it.


ABT did perform the Piano Concerto in their Japan tour in February, so there might be some chance of reviving it.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:27 AM

Well, I just bought a ticket for April 8th, primarily to see Jaime Garcia Castilla in Chamber Symphony, and, secondarily, to see Sofiane Sylve dance . . . anything. 



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

 

This new article from the San Francisco Classical Voice on Helgi Tomasson and his new creation also picks up on the dichotomy between these two ballerinas ("[they] can inspire a study in contrasts"):

 

https://www.sfcv.org...n-masterof-ance

 

 

Good find, Eshana!



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

This is the first time I’ve found myself being so fascinated with a casting sheet. It’s like looking at a hand of playing or tarot cards laid out on a table, with all sort of potentially interesting combinations.

It looks as though in Chamber Symphony Davit Karapetyan and Jaime Garcia Castilla are doing the role that was set on David Hallberg – the part of the artist/visionary, according to Alastair Macaulay.  And in Symphony #9 Taras Domitro and Hansuke Yamamoto are doing Herman Cornejo’s wild card part – “a role unresolved until the final curtain”.

As Eshana points out, it will be interesting to see what the combination of Maria Kochetkova and Yuan Yuan Tan brings in Piano Concerto #1, what sort of protectiveness one offers the other. I always think of them both being very independent dancers, each with her own world – in Kochetkova’s case, inwardness onstage somewhat balanced out by her Instagram antics off (Ginger to her own Fred). And Simone Messmer and Mathilde Froustey are both set to dance the same role (Messmer's original) on different nights, which could make for a significant change in tone and style – ABT v Paris Opera Ballet.

I’m also looking forward to seeing Sarah Van Patten and Carlos Quenedit (Anna Akhmatova & Osip Mandelstam?) who were so good in Symphony in Three Movements last spring.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:40 PM

Love this imagery!

This is the first time I’ve found myself being so fascinated with a casting sheet. It’s like looking at a hand of playing or tarot cards laid out on a table, with all sort of potentially interesting combinations.




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