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Classical Ballet Mix: Petipa and Others! Tickets at 28% Off

  • March 7-8, 2014; 7:30 PM
  • Symphony Space, Manhattan

Dances from Raymonda, Flames of Paris, Leaves Are Fading, Pas de Quatre, Napoli, and Cavalry Halt.

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  • About the Deal:

Classical Ballet Mix: Petipa and Others! Tickets at 28% Off

- March 7-8, 2014; 7:30 PM
- Symphony Space, Manhattan

Dances from Raymonda, Flames of Paris, Leaves Are Fading, Pas de Quatre, Napoli, and Cavalry Halt.

To learn more: http://www.gelseykirklandballet.org/gkb-presents-2014


  • About the Show:

This rare ballet collection on one stage and on one night is not to be missed! Enjoy a mixed bill of classical repertory featuring Antony Tudor’s The Leaves are Fading, Petipa’s Raymonda and his comedy ballet Cavalry Halt, the rarely seen Ballebille from Bournonville’s Napoli and more.

  • About Raymonda Suite:

This opening piece is an excerpt from the third act of the full-length ballet, Raymonda, which is a 19th century story ballet set in medieval Hungary. It is one of French choreographer Marius Petipa’s much loved classics. Gelsey Kirkland performed the title role with the legendary Rudolf Nureyev as her partner in 1976 for American Ballet Theater.

The excerpt celebrates the wedding of the Hungarian countess Raymonda with the knight, Jean de Brienne, who are honored with a spirited feast of traditional Hungarian dances transposed into the classical style.

- Choreography by Marius Patipa
- Music by Alexander Glazunov)

  • About Leaves Are Fading Pas de Deux:

At American Ballet Theater in 1975, British choreographer Antony Tudor set this masterpiece on the young Gelsey Kirkland. The ballet is a dramatic and poignant meditation on the maturation of love.

For the first time, Ms. Kirkland will be passing this piece on to a new generation of ballet dancers, set by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardener from the Tudor Trust. Dawn Gierling and Christian Laverde will dance the leads. For her performance in the company’s Nutcracker last year, the New York Times noted that Ms. Gierling bears a resemblance to Ms. Kirkland in her prime.

- Choreography by Antony Tudor
- Music by Antonin Dvorak

  • About Ballebille from Napoli:

This piece is an excerpt from the third act of Napoli (subtitled The Fisherman and his Bride), which was created in 1842 by the Danish choreographer August Bournoville after he visited the city of Naples.

Bournonville recounts in his memoirs how, during a long carriage journey home from Naples, he spent hours humming a piece he had heard whilst in Naples which became a dance in Act III, and which was his inspiration for the ballet. With this piece, the GKA company dancers explore the drama and subtle nuances of the Romantic style and expression.

- Choreography by August Boumonville
- Music by Simon Paulli

  • About Flames of Paris Pas de Deux:

Music by Boris Asafyev is based on songs of the French Revolution.

This pas de deux is an audience favorite excerpted from the famous four-act ballet that premiered at the Kirov Theatre in 1932. The subject of the ballet is the French Revolution and the style is heroic, to some extent reflecting the classical idiom that was the signature of the Kirov during the 1920s and 30s.

While The Flames of Paris incorporates character dancing and both court and folk music on a grand scale, the dramatic pas de deux reflects the Russian classical tradition epitomized by Marius Petipa.

- Choreography by Vasily Vainonen
- Music by Boris Asafyev

  • About Pas de Quatre:

This ballet was originally performed in 1845 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London by four of the most famous European ballerinas of the time: Carlotta Grisi, Lucile Grahn, Marie Taglioni, and Fanny Cerrito – who caused a sensation on opening night because of their celebrity. The British Choreographer Anton Dolin reconstructed the ballet for American Ballet Theater in 1941.

Our dancers pay tribute to that reconstruction, the four original ballerinas and the Romantic era. The demure lightness and delicacy of the style is accomplished only by the commitment to exploration and sustained virtuosity of our young ballerinas.

- Choreography by Anton Dolin
- Music by Cesare Pugni

  • About Cavalry Halt:

This ballet is a charming romantic comedy created by Maria Petipa for the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1896, one of the choreographer’s works that has rarely if ever been performed in the U.S. It is a farcical romp set in a rustic Austrian village. The story revolves around two peasant women who are competing to win the heart of a peasant boy when the cavalry arrives and unexpectedly complicates matters.

Cavalry Halt is a demi-character ballet, and to meet its stylistic demands our dancers must rise to the technical challenge of bringing the characters to life by combining the dance with acting and mime.

- Choreography by Marius Patipa
- Music by Johann Strauss


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