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United Ukrainian Ballet Fundraiser in London September 13-17

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United Ukrainian Ballet will perform Alexei Ratmansky’s Giselle in London to support Ukraine.

Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th September 2022
London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

All profits from ticket sales will go to support the people and culture of Ukraine

Public booking opens Monday 11th July 2022 at 10am

No details on what counts as Ratmansky's Giselle -- the Bolshoi reconstruction shown in 2020?? The Willis Fugue? 


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4 minutes ago, naomikage said:

It seems that the Ratmansky Giselle is choreographed for this initiative and might be different from the Bolshoi one. 

We have been wondering about the rights to the Bolshoi reconstruction that Ratmansky made. The language of this announcement is interesting: "A new interpretation specially created for the company by Alexei Ratmansky." 

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It will be interesting to see the extent to which Ratmansky recreates his production. He will be working with smaller forces on a substantially smaller stage, so his production would have to be altered at least to that extent. Having Alina Cojocaru and Katja Khaniukova as Giselle is already splendid.

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Tickets are now on sale for the Ukraine Giselle fundraiser at the London Coliseum. Cojocaru is scheduled to dance on Wednesday and Friday, September 14 & 16.

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The United Ukrainian Ballet perform Giselle
Love, betrayal, death, mercy: The United Ukrainian Ballet, comprising some sixty dancers in exile, stage one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire in a powerful new interpretation by world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. 

Featuring guest performances from Alina Cojocaru and Katja Khaniukova^, and under the baton of Viktor Oliynyk, conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine, this is a unique opportunity to see a powerful and moving interpretation of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, with a company of world-class artists united by the tragedy of war and an ardent hope for the future. 

All ticket profits will go to the DEC Ukraine Appeal and The United Ukrainian Ballet Foundation. 

13-17 September 2022
Tickets from £10 (plus booking fee)*
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On 7/22/2022 at 11:23 AM, naomikage said:

A beautiful but tragic trailer of the performance, dancers dancing in the ruins of Ukraine. 


Thank you for posting the trailer.  In a few months :

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2 hours ago, volcanohunter said:

It's not much to go by, but this looks more "reconstructionist" than what Ratmansky did in Moscow. At the Bolshoi it was probably hopeless to regulate leg or passé height or to have chaînés on demi-pointe.

it actually looks the same.


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Very similar, but Smirnova was sometimes raising her foot higher than the ankle in the diagonal of turns--the height looks sort of indeterminate in her rendition--and her chaînés were on pointe.

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