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Monday, 2010 November 8th, 7 PM

Latvian National Opera

Evening of one-act ballets

Chopiniana, Mikhail Fokinís choreography

Illusive Ball, Dmitri Briantzevís choreography

Students of the Riga Choreography School, the ballet soloists of the LNO and Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre

Chopiniana (Les Sylphides) is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc. Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Chopin orchestrated by Alehander Glazunov. The ballet, often described as a romantic reverie, was indeed the first ballet ever to be simply that. It has no plot, but instead consists of many white-clad sylphs dancing in the moonlight with The Poet or Young Man. The ballet premiered in 1908 at the Maryinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg as Rêverie Romantique: Ballet sur la musique de Chopin. The work was premiered by Sergei Diaghilevís Ballet Russes in Paris. Its soloists were Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky.

Illusive Ball is Dmitry Bryantsev's masterpiece, accompanied by Chopin's music. It has been noted by every possible prize and award and, by recognition of critics, became the best composition of one of the brightest Russian ballet masters of the 20th century. Dmitry Bryantsev was remarkable for the originality of his creative fantasy, choreographic inventiveness, genre variety (from tragedy to comedy, from the full-length performance to the short piece, from the stylised classical dance to the modern expressive movement). His productions were built upon classical technique combined with a kind of free-style movement. In 1996 the production of Illusive Ball brought him the title of The Best Choreographer of the Season.


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08.11.2010  19:00
Latvian National Opera

Evening of one-act ballets
Chopiniana, Mikhail Fokinís choreography; Illusive Ball, Dmitri Briantzevís choreography.

Students of the Riga Choreography School, the ballet soloists of the LNO and Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre

 

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