04 June 2010
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort — one more Roland Petit Premiere for the Bolshoi.
The first series of first night performances of Le Jeune Homme et la Mortat the Bolshoi will be held on 4, 5 and 6 June.
Roland Petit, Svetlana Zakharova, Ivan Vasiliev.
The ballet will be shown together with George Balanchine’s Serenade, to music by Tchaikovsky, and Roland Petit’s La Dame de Pique, also to music by Tchaikovsky. This is Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur and Russia State Prize winner Maestro Petit’s sixth ballet to be included in the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire. (In 1973 he produced La Rose malade for Maya Plisetskaya at the Bolshoi; in 1988 — Cyrano de Bergerac; in 2001 — La Dame de Pique and Passacaille; in 2003 — Notre-Dame de Paris). The part of Death will be danced by Svetlana Zakharova, who has already appeared in this ballet at Tokyo’s New National Theatre. Ivan Vasiliev, one of the Bolshoi’s most famous and gifted young dancers, will interpret the Youth.
Submitted on 30 March 2010, Tuesday