234th Season

Evening of one-act ballets: Carmen Suite. 5 Tangos. Tchaikovsky Pas de deux. Second I. Tarantella

Credits  
Cast to be announced


Carmen Suite

CREDITS

 

Music by Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin
Choreography by Alberto Alonso

Production Choreographer: Viktor Barykin
Production Designer: Boris Messerer 
Lighting Designer: Vladimir Lukasevich

World premiere: 20 April 1967, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 19 April 2010

Running time: 45 minutes

 

At the heart of the ballet lies the tragic destiny of Carmen the gypsy girl and José the soldier who falls in love with her, though Carmen abandons him in favour of the young Torero. The relationships between the protagonists and Carmen’s death at José’s hands is predestined by Fate. Thus the story of Carmen (in comparison with the literary source and Bizet’s opera) is presented symbolically, which is reinforced by the unity of the setting of the plot (an arena which hosts a bullfight).

Violetta Mainietse

5 Tango's

CREDITS

 

Music by Astor Piazzolla; the recording Astor Piazzolla and His Orchestra
Choreography by Hans van Manen
Set and Costume Designs: Jean-Paul Vroom 
Lighting: Jan Hofstra 
Assistant Choreographer: Alexander Zhembrovskyy

World premiere: 3 November 1977, Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 15 June 2014

Running time: 25 minutes

Tchaikovsky Pas de deux

CREDITS

 

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky 
Choreography by George Balanchine (1960) 
Staging: Francia Russell
Costume design: Karinska
World premiere: 29 March 1960, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 April 1998, St Petersburg 

Running time: 10 minutes


The Ballet of George Balanchine Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life

 

Second I

CREDITS

 

Music by Philip Glass 
Choreography, set and costume designs by Ksenia Zvereva 
Lighting Designer: Igor Vints 
Video Graphics Designer: Arseny Nikolaev

Premiere: 21 March 2015, Mariinsky Theatre 
(as a part of the project A Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers)

Running time: 8 minutes

 

 Tarantella

 

CREDITS

 

Music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 67, orchestrated by Hershy Kay)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1964)

Premiere: 7 January 1964, City Center of Musiс and Drama, New York

Running time: 7 minutes 

The Ballet of George Balanchine is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique®service standards established and provided by the Trust 
The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life


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