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Boston Ballet's Night of Stars

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WHAT:           Boston Ballet’s one-time-only all-star gala performance, Night of Stars.

This benefit evening will feature Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, the full Boston Ballet Orchestra and renowned guest artist Herman Cornejo.

The program features works by master choreographers George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville and Roland Petit as well works by today’s dynamic contemporary choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Helen Pickett and Jorma Elo and rising young artists Heather Myers and Boyko Dossev.

WHO:             The performance will showcase Boston Ballet’s international roster of acclaimed principal dancers performing solos, pas de deux, and excerpts from classical and contemporary ballets.

This year’s guest artist is American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo.  Cornejo will perform the pas de deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris with Boston Ballet principal dancer (and his sister), Erica Cornejo.  Daniil Simkin, previously announced as a guest artist for the event, will not perform due to Visa complications.

Complete casting and repertory for Night of Stars is attached.

WHEN:           Friday, October 12, 8pm


WHERE:         Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.

TICKETS:      Tickets for season ballets can be purchased by phone through Telecharge at  800.447.7400, online at www.telecharge.com <http://www.telecharge.com> , or in person at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre box office, located at 270 Tremont Street in Boston's Theatre District, open Monday- Saturday from 10am - 6pm. Prices for Night of Stars: A Gala Benefit Performance range from $50 - $125. Contact the Boston Ballet box office at 617.695.6955 or visit www.bostonballet.org <http://www.bostonballet.org> for details.



                        Meghan Clinton, Goodman Media                                  

                        (212) 576-2700 ext. 223 or mclinton@goodmanmedia.com

The complete Night of Stars: A Gala Benefit Performance program follows:

(Casting and repertoire subject to change)

Danse Russe from Petrushka

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Musicians: Boston Ballet Orchestra led by conductor Jonathan McPhee

Midsummer Night’s Dream (pas de six and Adagio)

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Choreography: George Balanchine

Dancers: Larissa Ponomarenko, Roman Rykine, Erica Cornejo, Carlos Molina and Ensemble


Music: Franz Shubert

Choreography: Heather Myers

Dancers: Boston Ballet II

Etesian (excerpt)

Music: J.S. Bach, Ludwig von Beethoven

Choreography: Helen Pickett

Dancers: Company

Fairy Doll

Music: Joseph Bayer

Choreography: Nicholas Legat

Dancers: Mindaugas Bauzys, Dalay Parrondo, Jared Redick

Taming of the Shrew (pas de deux)

Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Scarlatti

Choreography: John Cranko

Dancers: Lorna Feijóo, Reyneris Reyes

The Four Temperaments (excerpt)

Music: Paul Hindemith

Choreography: George Balanchine

Dancers: Melanie Atkins and Company

La Sylphide (excerpt)

Music: Herman Løvenskjold

Choreography: Sorella Englund after August Bournonville

Dancers: Company

Flower Festival (pas de deux)

Music: Edvard Helsted

Choreography: August Bournonville

Dancers: Jeffrey Cirio (Boston Ballet II), Sylvia Deaton (Boston Ballet School trainee)


Music: W.A. Mozart

Choreography: Boyko Dossev

Dancers: Misa Kuranaga, Jaime Diaz

Le Cygne Noir (Black Swan)

Music: Edgar Cosma after P.I. Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Roland Petit

Dancer: Altankhuyag Dugaraa

Brake the Eyes (excerpt)

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nancy Euverink

Choreography: Jorma Elo

Dancers: Larissa Ponomarenko and Company

Flames of Paris (pas de deux)

Music: Boris Asafiev

Choreography: Vasily Vainonen

Dancers: Erica Cornejo, Herman Cornejo

Polyphonia (pas de deux)

Music: Gyorgy Ligeti

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Dancers: Kathleen Breen Combes, Yury Yanowsky

Grand pas Classique

Music: Daniel Auber

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Dancers: Lorna Feijóo, Roman Rykine


Music: Handel

Staging: Pino Alosa and Margaret Tracy

Dancers: Company, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School

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