3rd International Ballet Festival at the Mariinsky
Posted 09 February 2003 - 06:05 PM
Welcome, rmcconne. I think there are quite a few companies that run group tours to Russia. We get them coming to the site every once in awhile to promote them I hope you get to go, one way or the other.
Posted 13 February 2003 - 12:52 PM
Wed, 26 Feb 2003, 19:00
Themes and variations of classical ballet
Variations on a Romantic Theme
Variations on a Folklore Theme
Variations on a Spanish Theme: Agnes Letestu,
Jean-Guillaume Bart (Opera de Paris)
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
I. VARIATIONS ON A ROMANTIC THEME
PAS DE QUATRE
Music by Cesare Pugni
Choreography by Anton Doline (1936) after Jules Perrot (1845)
PAS DE DEUX from LA PAPILLON
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Choreography by Pierre Lacotte (1976) after Marie Taglioni (1860)
Zhanna Ayupova, Igor Kolb (Mariinsky Ballet)
FANNY ELSSLER'S CACHUCHA from DIABLE BOITEUX
Traditional Andalucian music
Choreography by Pierre Lacotte (1979) after Jean Coralli (1836)
Yulia Makhalina (Mariinsky Ballet)
PAS DE DEUX from FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO
Music by E. Helsted and H.S.Paulli
Choreography by August Bournonville (1858)
PAS DE SIX from LA VIVANDIERE
Music by Cesare Pugni
Choreography by Pierre Lacotte (1979) after Saint-Leon (1843)
Irina Golub, Anton Korsakov and artists of the Mariinsky Ballet
II. VARIATIONS ON A SLAVIC THEME
THE BALLAD OF THE EAR OF WHEAT and VARIATIONS ON A SLAVIC THEME from COPPELIA
Music by Leo Delibes
Choreography by Marius Petipa (1884) after Saint-Leon
Reconstruction by Sergey Vikharev
Yekaterina Osmolkina, Andrey Merkuriev and artists of the Mariinsky Ballet
HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY from THE LITTLE HUNCHBACKED HORSE
Music by Ferenc Liszt
Choreography by Lev Ivanov (1900)
Renewal: Irina Gensler
Polina Rassadina, Lira Khuslamova, Islom Baimuradov, Artem Yachmennikov
and artists of the Mariinsky Ballet
III. VARIATIONS ON A SPANISH THEME
GRAND PAS from PAQUITA
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography by Marius Petipa (1881)
Adwiser of the Renewal: Pyotr Gusev and Lidia Tyuntina
Agnes Letestu, Jean-Guillaume Bart (Opera de Paris),
Natalia Sologub, Daria Pavlenko, Elena Sheshina, Irina Golub, Sofia Gumerova,
artists of the Mariinsky Ballet and Student of the Academy of The Russian Ballet (Vaganova
Posted 13 February 2003 - 02:36 PM
Also interesting to note that the fragment from "Coppelia" they are doing is taken from Vikharev's reconstruction.
Sologub and Fadeyev are now cast for the "Nutcracker" on Febr. 27th.
Posted 16 February 2003 - 01:39 PM
I've just learned I may be able to come to St. Petersburg for the International Festival, but most likely for 1-2 evenings. I know the performance list seems to be changing daily, but if you had to choose 1-2 sequential performances, what would you recommend?
Also, I have the schedule of performances for the White Nights Festival, published by the Royal Opera, as part of the "International Tours" program ... is that also undergoing massive change?
Posted 16 February 2003 - 02:28 PM
Well, I guess it all depends of what kind of treat you are looking for, but why not go for the rarities and the only premiere of the week: the evening of "the historic ballets" and the Pirlipat/Nutcracker (Feb. 26 and 27).
But that’s really just personal.
“Massive” changes won’t probably happen, only here and there ;)
Posted 18 February 2003 - 11:04 PM
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Posted 19 February 2003 - 01:47 AM
Thanks for the reply ... BTW, have the dates been announced for the 4th International Festival? It would help me to block off my holiday time now!!
Posted 20 February 2003 - 05:11 AM
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Posted 22 February 2003 - 08:50 AM
For the moment Manuel Legris is only scheduled to perform "Suite of dances" and "Carmen" on the final day of the Festival.
Posted 22 February 2003 - 09:02 AM
What is sure, Legris should dance Rubies today and tomorrow but will be replace by Jeremie Belingard tonight beside of Eleonora Abbagnato and tomorrow it's Nolwenn Daniel and Emmanuel Thibault who replace the both.
It seems that Hervé Moreau is also injuried and will be replaced by an other premier danseur who is one of my favourite one and is Yann Bridard. He is not a noble dancer, more a character dancer, but he is really elegant in second pdd of "sleepwalker".
I have the luck to see the French dancers you will see in some day. I don't love Laetitia Pujol in this part,, she's too "maniérée", too smiling, she's too much , Karl Paquette is not really good in this part of the first man, too heavy, against Eleonora Abbagnato is really wonderful in Sicilian variation and in pdd, she is like a queen !
Posted 23 February 2003 - 03:45 AM
What? Is Thibault coming? Could I be so lucky??? Some of you may remember how I admired him in Paquita pas de trois, Robbins 'Four Seasons'etc .
Legris is definitely scheduled for the final gala, in the works cited by Marc but someone in the press office told me that he is injured.
The biggest news of the day is that, apparently, Nederlands Dans Theater may not come at all - not even to the gala for 'Bella Figura', as their costumes/set have not received the proper paperwork from Russian customs!!! So there may be even more 'divertissements'for the final gala?
Posted 23 February 2003 - 03:53 AM
Interesting. Sounds like you're really in for a treat, Jeannie .
Originally posted by Jeannie
apparently, Nederlands Dans Theater may not come at all - not even to the gala for 'Bella Figura', as their costumes/set have not received the proper paperwork from Russian customs!!!
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