Ballet Fantasia and Carmen Suite by Novosibirsk Ballet

BALLET FANTASIA – DIVERTISSEMENT
Ballet Program in One Act
1.  Cesare Pugni
Diana and Actaeon. Pas de deux from the ballet Esmeralda 
Choreography by Agrippina Vaganova

2.  Camille Saint-Saens.
The Dying Swan.
Choreographic piece by Mikhail Fokine

3.  Boris Asafyev.
Pas de deux from the ballet The Flames of Paris
Choreography by Vasily Vainonen

4.  Adagio from the ballet Class Concert 
with the music by Dmitri Shostakovich (music composition by A. Tseitlin)
Choreography by Asaf Messerer

5.  Ludwig Minkus
Dance with Drum from the ballet La Bayadere; Gamzatti and Solor adagio from the classical Grand Pas of the ballet La Bayadere.
Choreography by Nacho Duato

6.  Moszkowski Waltz with the music by Moritz Moszkowski
Choreographic piece by Vasily Vainonen

7.  Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian dances. A scene from the opera Prince Igor

Choreography by Mikhail Fokine

CARMEN SUITE

One-Act Ballet 

Music: Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin 

Libretto: Alberto Alonso  based on Prospero Merime’s novella Carmen

Choreography: Alberto Alonso

Production Choreographer: Victor Barykin

Conductor: Evgeny Volynsky

Accompanied by Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra

The Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre shows off its remarkable range with this fascinating pairing of performances. The first, a gala concert of ballets from different eras; the second, one of the most moving and tear-jerking ballets in history. 

Start your evening with Ballet Fantasia: seven divertissements of standalone choreographic masterpieces showcasing individual dancers’ skills. There’s no surer symbol of Russian ballet than the touching The Dying Swan, created originally for the great dancer Anna Pavlova. Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux depicts a mythological scene from Pugni’s Esmeralda, with cunning Diana on the hunt. Two pieces from La Bayadere sparkle here: the solemn and brilliant Gamzatti and Solor Adagio and the spectacular and free Dance with Drum. Adagio resonates as a tribute to the purity, integrity and mastery of classical dance, while youth shines in Moszkowski Waltz.

The two capstones are the romantically stirring Pas de Deux of Jeanne and Philippe from the Soviet ballet The Flames of Paris movingly asserts the human right to happiness and love, and Polovtsian Dances, from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, which choreographer Mikhail Fokine considered his most important dance.

If that weren’t enough of a dramatic rollercoaster, the second half of the evening, experience the captivating “Carmen Suite,” a visceral display of emotional depth the first debuted at the Bolshoi in 1967. The tragic tale of the gypsy Carmen, her soldier lover, José, and the young bullfighter who comes between them makes you contemplate love and fate in a way that will leave you spellbound.

Saturday 12 October 2024, 7:00 PM

Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre

Supported by the Embassy of Russia

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