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Scènes de ballet / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / Frühlingsstimmen / Das Lied von der Erde

Thursday, 22. December 2011
07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nationaltheater

Duration est. 2 hours 30 minutes · Scènes de ballet, Isadora, Frühlingsstimmen (est. 07:30 pm - 08:15 pm ) · Interval (est. 08:15 pm - 08:45 pm ) · Lied von der Erde (est. 08:45 pm - 09:45 pm )

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Cast

Musikalische Leitung
Ryusuke Numajiri

Scènes de ballet

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Igor Strawinsky
Bühne und Kostüme
André Beaurepaire
Licht
John B. Read

Solistin
Daria Sukhorukova
Solist
Maxim Chashchegorov

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Johannes Brahms

Solistin
Stephanie Hancox
Klavier
Maria Babanina

Frühlingsstimmen

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Johann Strauß

Solistin
Katherina Markowskaja
Solist
Lukáš Slavický

Das Lied von der Erde

Choreographie
Kenneth MacMillan
Musik
Gustav Mahler
Bühne und Kostüme
Nicholas Georgiadis
Licht
John B. Read

Die Frau
Lucia Lacarra
Der Mann
Marlon Dino
Der Ewige
Tigran Mikayelyan
Von der Jugend
Ilana Werner
Von der Schönheit
Séverine Ferrolier
Mezzosopran
Heike Grötzinger
Tenor
Bernhard Berchtold
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The critics were in agreement about the high caliber and artistic significance of the choreographers for this first premiere evening of the "Very British!?" season. "On the one hand, the pompous, Edwardian elegance of Ashton who peppers his airy choreography with irony and dry humor, on the other, the proletarian, earthy and sometimes depressing and full of drama-ridden furiousness of MacMillan - Two key figures in choreography of the 20th century Great Britain. They embody distinct opposites who attract and continue the legacy of Ninette Valois at the strictly classical, Russian oriented Royal Ballet and Marie Rambert, an early catalyst of modern currents." (Die Welt)

Naturally, the emotional and intellectual resonance to the evening’s mixed bill was diverse. While some perceived the brilliant play on form of Scènes de Ballet as lacking in emotional content, others complained that Song of the Earth's, focusing on the vast depth of the human soul, to drown in an abundance of such. Not it any way does this belittle the entertainment value of this evening full of musical and choreographic highlights. Interspersed between these two major works of English repertory, are two Ashton miniatures: His waltzing reminiscence of Anna Pavlova and her modern counterpart, Isadora Duncan is performed barefoot with an eclectic range of emotions: raging passion, power, blissfulness and glimpses of revolution peeking through. Voices of Spring pas de deux, another miniature from the mastermind of Frederick Ashton, stays true to the spirit of the music: overflowing with joy and a celebratory gala mood. – that´s all.

 

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Biographies

Principal dancer

Daria Sukhorukova, born in St. Petersburg, completed her dance education at the famous Waganowa academy in her home town and directly received a contract at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2001.

During the six years of her carrier in Russia she got the opportunity to enlarge her repertoire with important dance parts such as the female title role of Romeo and Juliet and several soli in Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides (M. Fokine), Jewels (G. Balanchine) or La Sylphide (F. Taglioni).

In the season 2007/2008, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a First Soloist and became a Principal Dancer in the season 2010/2011. With the end of the season 2015/2016, Daria Sukhorukova has left the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Debut 2007/2008
Medora and Odaliske in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Pas de deux in the second movement in Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett
Ariel in The Tempest (J. Mannes)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)
Manon Lescaut in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Leading Nymph in L'Après-midi d'un faune (V. Nijinsky)

Debut 2009/2010
Raymonda in Raymonda (R. Barra)
Woman in blue dress in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Zobéide in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Sylvia Pas de deux (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2010/2011
Woman 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes), creation
Topas in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Princess Odette in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Princess Natalia in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
First Dream Variation in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
First Soloist in Scènes de ballet (F. Ashton)

Debut 2013/2014
Hermia in a Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Choreartium (L. Massine)
Motherly Figure in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)

Debut 2014/2015
Marguerite in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Paquita in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Tatjana in Onegin (J. Cranko)

Debut 2015/16
In A Landscape (R. Siegal)
Soloist 2nd and 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2015/2016
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)

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