miliosr

Bayerisches Staatsballett 2016-17 Season

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Zelensky's first season:

Premieres

Alice in Wonderland (Wheeldon)

Spartacus (Grigorovich)

Repertory

La Fille mal gardee (Ashton)

Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)

Symphony in C/In the Night/Adam Is (Balanchine/Robbins/Barton)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Neumeier)

La Bayadere (Patrice Bart, after Petipa)

Giselle (Peter Wright)

Traditional -- and I mean that as a compliment!

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I suspect a lot of folks unhappy at La Scala's choice in AD would be happier with this program.

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"Bavarian State Ballet: Bringing you the hottest new ballets of the 1960s and 70s"

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"Bavarian State Ballet: Bringing you the hottest new ballets of the 1960s and 70s"

:rofl:

I love most of the ballets in question (well, not Spartacus), but you have a point.

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I love them too, and I even like Spartacus, but really it's kind of moribund programming. Not a single new creation. If the RB had taken that "traditional" an approach to programming in the 60s and 70s we wouldn't HAVE Fille (or Mayerling, which the Stanislavsky is bringing on tour to Munich).

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Only one mixed rep program -- is this usual?

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Have any companies staged Grigorovich's Spartacus outside the former Soviet bloc countries? I can't think of any.

I'd take a season like this over anything full of McGregors, Scarletts, Pitas,...

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The National Ballet of Korea has performed Grigorovich's Spartacus before, with guests from Bolshoi.

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Perhaps Zelensky, with this programming, is building up good will with the audience before introducing a round of new works.

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I believe Australian Ballet did Spartacus quite a while ago.

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When the Australian Ballet toured the United States in 1990 it was with a production of Spartacus by László Seregi. I don't know whether they ever did any other version. (I went to see Suite en blanc and Maina Gielgud's production of Giselle, but I passed on Spartacus.) The Seregi version is available on video.

http://www.ausballetstory.com.au/2012/01/july-august/

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