International Ballet Festival
Posted 16 August 2002 - 04:39 AM
Friday, February 21
Saturday, February 22
Sunday, February 23
LA BAYADÈRE (new production)
Monday, February 24
Guest performance by the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE
Tuesday, February 25
AN EVENING OF GEORGE BALANCHINE BALLETS
including: Prodigal Son, Apollo
Wednesday, February 26
AN EVENING OF HISTORICAL BALLETS
Thursday, February 27
PRINCESSA PIRLIPAT (world première)
Libretto and Design by Mikhail Chemiakin
SOUNDS OF EMPTY PAGES
LE JEUNNE HOMME ET LA MORT
Scenario by Jean Cocteau
Friday, February 28
Saturday, March 1
Sunday, March 2
INTERNATIONAL STARS GALA
Posted 16 August 2002 - 07:18 AM
Posted 16 August 2002 - 07:43 AM
L'Ombre de Taglioni à Nancy.
Danser. Paris. no. 112, juin 1993, p. 20. ill.
Filippo Taglioni's 1839 ballet, L'Ombre, is revived by Pierre Lacotte for the Ballet de Nancy, with a score by Wilhelm Maurer.
Posted 28 August 2002 - 01:39 PM
"Ondine" based on Pugni's score was staged by J.Perrot in 1843 in London for F.Cerito who contributed the choreography as well. In 1851 he mounted a new version of this ballet in St.Petersburg under the title " The Naiad and the Fisherman" with C.Grisi in the role of Ondine. " On July 11/23 of the same year, which was the name day of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, the Gala Performance was given at Peterhof in the open air. On this occasion the ballet was produced by Perrot on a specially-built platform, raised just above the surface of the water , in the lake by the Ozerky Pavilion. The naiads glided to the platform in boats shaped like shells. The natural scenery of the trees, with addition of a few tropical plants, made a charming setting. The weather was fine and a beautiful moon shone down upon the scene" (C.Beaumont. Complete Book of Ballets).
In 1892 the ballet was recreated by M.Petipa, then in 1903 by Shyriaev. The latest staging in Russia took place in 1984 at Kirov and (a suite) at Bolshoi (a version by P.Gusev).
According to Pierre Lacotte his staging will be both in the style of Perrot and Petipa. He does not claim the new ballet to be a reconstruction, since almost nothing remained of the original productions. That will be his own interpretation based on old books, documents and his knowledge of the old ballet styles. Luckily Pugni's score for Perrot's London production survived and was found in the archives. But it differs from the one used in St. Petersburg. Lacotte is going to combine the best pieces from both. He will also work all by himself on the design and costumes, as he already did in "Pharaoh's daughter", staged for Bolshoi in 2000, and it proved to be a spectacular work.
Another remark to the program of the 3-d fest. As far as I know the Bolshoi planned to participate in it with Roland Petit ballets (Passacalia & Pikovaya Dama - La Dame de Pique), instead the program gives "La Fille Mal Gardee".
Those who understand Russian are cordially invited to visit http://forum.balet.ru for the latest news from Bolshoi (and not only from there).
Posted 28 August 2002 - 01:48 PM
Posted 07 September 2002 - 01:36 AM
Do you have some information about "Princessa Pirlipat"?
About the Bolshoi and Petit: "Passacaille" will be performed in october by the POB, if I remember correctly it hadn't been danced since its premiere about 7 years ago. I wonder if it is related to the fact that Petit staged it for the Bolshoi recently? I had seen the premiere, and in spite of the presence of Jose Martinez and Agnes Letestu (then only premiers danseurs or sujets), had found it somewhat boring.
Posted 04 October 2002 - 05:19 AM
Now there is something to daydream about!
Posted 12 January 2003 - 06:18 AM
Posted 17 January 2003 - 10:32 AM
Posted 20 January 2003 - 01:14 AM
Lopatkina tried to begin class, but all in vain - her foot aches in spite of many medical procedures she has taken. Now she is supposed to be in the US ( invited by Baryshnikov) to be consulted by american doctors. Her eight months child is wonderful and healthy, which is a supreme joy for a devoted mother as Uliyana.
Posted 21 January 2003 - 09:47 AM
Posted 24 January 2003 - 07:01 PM
21/02 La Bayadere: Diana Vishneva, Elvira Tarasova, Manuel Legris
22/02 Cinderella: Natalia Sologub, Andrey Merkuriev
23/02 La Bayadere: Daria Pavlenko, Ekaterina Osmolkina, Nikolai Tsiskaridze
24/02 Giselle: Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg
Posted 25 January 2003 - 10:14 AM
We seem to have two threads on this topic; this is the older and shorter of the two, so I'm closing it and ask that any future comments be made on the newer thread:
I'd also suggest that when the Festival starts, we open a new thread for reports from the Festival. I know Jeannie will be reporting in, and I hope others will as well.
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