INTRODUCTORY EVENT TO TCHAIKOVSKY OVERTURES

The production team shares insights into the upcoming production.

Mainly in English.

Van Cleef & Arpels

At the introductory matinee to the upcoming ballet premiere Tchaikovsky Overtures, dancers from the ensemble will show choreographic scenes from the new creation by Alexei Ratmansky. Pianst Dmitry Mayboroda accompanies the dancers, playing the title-giving Tchaikovsky fantasy overtures. From the Shakespearean world, you will recognize some of the characters and moments from Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet in the dance. Two singers from the opera studio, Elmira Karanakhova and Aleksey Kursanov,  will perform an excerpt of the Romeo and Juliet duet. In between, the artists talk to dramaturg Serge Honegger about the rehearsal process, the role of classical ballet today, the music of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and Alexei Ratmansky's language of movement. The conversations are mainly conducted in English.

Host:           Serge Honegger
Dancers: Maria Baranova
                       Osiel Gouneo
                       Margarita Grechanaia
                       Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova
                       Jeanette Kakareka 
                       Vladislav Kozlov
                       Julian MacKay
                        Rafael Vedra
Singes:      Elmira Karakhanova
                        Aleksey Kursanov 
Pianist:       Dmitry Mayboroda