THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES
THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
2 Weeks at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)
4 Programs November 13 – 23, 2014 Live Orchestra
Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 13 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The lead dancers* for the company scheduled to perform include Natalia Osipova, Angelina Vorontsova, Kristina Shapran, Oksana Bondareva, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov, Victor Lebedev, and Ivan Zaytsev. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture. *subject to change
GISELLE, OU LES WILIS (Fantasy ballet in two acts): Music: Adolphe Adam; Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa; Production: Nikita Dolgushin; Set and Costume Design: Vyacheslav Okunev; Lighting Design: Mikhail Mekler. November 11-13 7:30pm, November 12 2:00pm.
THE FLAMES OF PARIS (Ballet in three acts): Music: Boris Asafiev; Choreography: Vasily Vaynonen revised by Mikhail Messerer; Set and Costume Design: Vladimir Dmitriev; Staging: Mikhail Messerer; Set and Costume Design revival: Vyacheslav Okunev; Lighting Designer: Alexander Kibitkin. November 14-15 7:30pm, November 15-16 2:00pm.
TRIPLE BILL – CLASS CONCERT: Music: Alexander Glazunov, Anatoly Lyadov, Anton Rubinstein, Dmitry Shostakovich; Choreography: Asaf Messerer, Staged by Mikhail Messerer. THE LADY AND THE HOOLIGAN: Music: Dmitry Shostakovich; Choreography: Konstantin Boyarsky revised by Mikhail Messerer. PRELUDE (Ballet in one act): Music: George Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten; Choreographer, Stage Designer, Costume Designer: Nacho Duato; Lighting Designer: Brad Fields. November 18-19 7:30pm.
DON QUIXOTE (Ballet in three acts and a prologue): Music: Ludwig Minkus; Choreography: Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. The production also features choreography by Nina Anisimova, Igor Belsky, Robert Gerbek, Kasyan Goleyzovsky, and Fyodor Lopukhov; Staging: Mikhail Messerer; Set and Costume Design: Vyacheslav Okunev; Lighting Design: Alexander Kibitkin; Musical Director of the production: Pavel Bubelnikov. November 20-22 7:30pm, November 22-23 2:00pm.
The Mikhailovsky Theatre in 2013, celebrated the 180th anniversary of its founding and the 80th anniversary of its Ballet Company. The Ballet Company did not become a permanent fixture at the theater overnight, however: it was a gradual process that began in 1918, when the Mikhailovsky Theatre shifted its focus from drama to musical theater. Even before the Ballet Company was officially founded by Fyodor Lopukhov in 1933, the theater played host to some significant events that are now considered an important part of world ballet history. In 1923, the young Giorgi Balanchivadze, who later changed his name to George Balanchine, staged dances in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel at the theater. It was there that the renowned ballet The Bright Stream to Dmitry Shostakovich’s score was first staged in 1935 by Lopukhov. At various times in its history the following outstanding Russian ballet masters have taken the helm of the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company: Leonid Lavrovsky, Pyotr Gusev, Igor Belsky, Konstantin Boyarsky, Oleg Vinogradov, Nikolai Boyarchikov, Farukh Ruzimatov, and Nacho Duato. At present, the Company’s Ballet Master in Chief is Mikhail Messerer.
Mikhailovsky Ballet is a young, thriving company that effortlessly combines classical traditions with a modern look, and does not shy away from creative experiments. The Company’s Principal Dancers include world-class stars such as Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov, as well as recent graduates from Russia’s top ballet schools and academies, who have already made a name for themselves, including Angelina Vorontsova, Kristina Shapran, Oksana Bondareva, Victor Lebedev.
Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount. http://davidhkochtheater.com