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the 2017-2018  season

 

Gala (Trois Gnossiennes (new to repertoire) Hans van Manen/Faun (new to repertoire) Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Diamants, George Balanchine
Joyaux , George Balanchine

Balanchine/Teshigawara/Bausch (Agon/New work/Le sacre du printemps)

Play (new work), Alexander Ekman

Don Quichotte, Rudolf Noureev 

Onéguine, John Cranko 

Millepied/Béjart (Daphnis  et Chloé/Boléro) 

Orphée et Eurydice, Pina Bausch 
Roméo et Juliette, Sasha Waltz 
Spectacle de l'École de Danse Suites de dance, Ivan Clustine/Ballo (new to repertoire), Jiri Kylian/Spring and fall, John Neumeier(new to repertoire)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Quatuor n°4/Die Grosse Fuge/Verklärte Nacht)

Thierrée/Pite/Pérez/Shechter (creation/The seasons’ canon/creation/The art  of not looking back(new to repertoire)

La Fille mal gardée, Frederick Ashton 


 

 

 

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The announced season tracks exactly with what leaked weeks ago.

 

It's hard to know how many of these works are Aurelie Dupont's choices and how many of them are holdovers from Benjamin Millepied's two seasons/were in the works before he resigned. The all de Keersmaeker program and Bausch's Le Sacre du printemps were part of the 2015-16 season. Pite's Seasons' Canon is from earlier this season. Some of the names on the mixed bill with Pite would appear to be more to Millepied's taste than Dupont's.

 

Also, Dupont's hand was forced to some extent by the fact that the etoiles Marie-Agnes Gillot and Herve Moreau are retiring next season and they chose to depart in, respectively, Orphee et Eurydice (with which Gillot is closely identified) and the Waltz Romeo et Juliette (which Moreau helped to originate.)

 

Side note: etoile Jérémie Bélingard is leaving this Spring as part of the Cunningham/Forsythe program, etoile Laëtitia Pujol is departing in Emeralds in New York in July, and etoile Karl Paquette is leaving in 2018-19 in Nureyev's Cinderella.

http://www.leparisien.fr/flash-actualite-culture/danse-aurelie-dupont-assume-le-retour-du-classique-a-l-opera-25-01-2017-6616596.php#xtor=AD-1481423554

 

In any event, my takeaway as to the good news from next season would be Ashton's La Fille, Balanchine's Jewels, Bejart's Bolero, Cranko's Onegin and Nureyev's Don Q. (Nice, in particular, to see Bejart and Cranko return to the Opera after the purge.)

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Hopefully this information will be filled out in sources longer than 140 characters, but the company will be spending a week in Chicago and two weeks in New York in the summer of 2018. The repertoire will include Lacotte's La Sylphide, ballets by Crystal Pite (The Seasons' Canon?) and Ivan Perez (the new piece?), William Forsythe's Blake Works, plus Le Jeune homme et la mort and Etudes. Part of the company will be staying at home to perform La Fille mal gardée, exactly as during the last American tour.

 

 

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Oh, volcanohunter, thanks for the U.S. tour news in 2018.  I'm so excited about this! 

 

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I've been meaning to print this quote from Aurelie Dupont:

http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/scene/l-opera-de-paris-en-2017-2018-l-episode-millepied-aurelie-dupont-dit-tout_1872253.html

 

"Benjamin avait envie de tout envoyer valser, ce qui n'est pas possible, car c'est l'Opéra de Paris! De même qu'il serait inimaginable d'être directeur du New York City Ballet et de retirer du programme tous les chorégraphes américains en lançant: "Maintenant on va faire du ballet russe, du Serge Lifar, du Roland Petit et rien d'autre." L'Opéra de Paris, c'est une tradition et un héritage. Il n'a pas eu envie de les garder, car cela ne lui ressemblait pas. Moi, oui, puisque j'ai été biberonnée à cela. C'est mon héritage et ma langue." 

 

The bolded part translates, roughly, into:

"Just as it would be unimaginable to be director of the New York City Ballet and to remove from the program all the American choreographers by launching: "Now we are going to do Russian ballet, Serge Lifar, Roland Petit and nothing else."

 

While I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment expressed, the comment itself is funny because she didn't program any Russian ballet/Ballets Russe, Lifar or Petit!

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well she was maybe constrained by previous commitments made by Millepied. She managed to get the rights back to POB for Béjart Boléro and she programmed Petit masterpiece Le Jeune homme et la mort for the 2018 US tour, which probably means it will be in her next season.

Besides, excerpts from  Lifar Suite en blanc will be danced during the Homage to Yvette Chauvire next April

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The Paris Opera has posted itty-bitty clips of next season's productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The opera season looks far more interesting to me:  a Sellars staging of Saariaho's "Only the Sound Remains," Janacek's "In the House of the Dead," the Parsifal cast, Boesmans 1993 "Reigen" based on Schnitzler's "La Ronde," and Barbara Hannigan singing "She" in Poulenc's "La voix humaine."

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I am seriously considering September-October when the opera is doing Pelleas et Melisande and the ballet is dancing Jewels. 

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Does anyone know the dates POB will be in New York in Summer 2018? I couldn't find anything on their website. 

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Tour dates are often published at the last minute on the website, if they are. But it might change as this was the first time this year we had information and name of the dancers.

I believe US theatres will be the first to annouce details. It  was said I think June or July. 

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Thanks Silvermash. It is very far off I know. 

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The 2018 American tour will cover 3 cities over 4 weeks.  NY will be the last leg of the tour with 3 programs over 2 weeks as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The other city will be Dallas.

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31 minutes ago, mussel said:

The 2018 American tour will cover 3 cities over 4 weeks.  NY will be the last leg of the tour with 3 programs over 2 weeks as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The other city will be Dallas.

 

Do you know what the third city will be?

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6 hours ago, mussel said:

The 2018 American tour will cover 3 cities over 4 weeks.  NY will be the last leg of the tour with 3 programs over 2 weeks as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The other city will be Dallas.

 

Thank you. Sounds like a substantial tour and a lot of it in New York. Also some interesting choreographers. I guess the precise dates are still unknown. 

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I'm planning to attend Jewels, Don Quixote, Onegin and maybe la fille mal gardée .

However, I don't usually book until I've seen the distributions.

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14 hours ago, mussel said:

The 2018 American tour will cover 3 cities over 4 weeks.  NY will be the last leg of the tour with 3 programs over 2 weeks as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The other city will be Dallas.

New York and Dallas. Do we know the third city?

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2 hours ago, California said:

New York and Dallas. Do we know the third city?

I thought it was Chicago.

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1 hour ago, miliosr said:

I thought it was Chicago.

I had the same in my mind but can't remember where I had the info. 

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The US tour in 2018 was mentioned on the press conference announcing 2017-18 season this January, 2 weeks in NYC and 1 week in Chicago.

La Sylphide, Jeune Homme de la Mort, Blake Works and new Ivan Perez

 

 

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