Ballet in one act
T the music of Sinfonia da requiem by Benjamin Britten
Choreography: Jiří Kylián
Set and Costume Design: John F. Macfarlane
Lighting Design: Kees Tjebbes
Premiere: November 2, 2017
Ballet in one act
to music by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by Jerome Robbins © The Robbins Rights Trust
Costume Designer: Ruth Sobotka
Sets by Jean Rosenthal
Music Director: Igor Dronov
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Ballet Masters: Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Glenn Keenan
Sets and Lighting Technical Coordination: Perry Silvey
Costume Production Designer:Holly Hynes
Рremiere: March 19, 2017.
Running time: 14 minutes.
Stravinsky composed his Concerto in D for String Orchestra in 1946, as a commission for the 20th anniversary of the Basler Orchestra; it was his first work for string orchestra since Apollon Musagète. The vivid, haunting composition features a shift between D major and minor throughout the work and a rich quality for the writing of the strings. Jerome Robbins used Stravinksy’s concerto for one of his early works, The Cage, which imagines a community of female creatures. In describing the ballet, Robbins said, “I did not have to confine myself to human beings moving in a way that we know is human. In the way their fingers worked, in the crouch of a body or the thrust of an arm, I could let myself see what I wanted to imagine.”
"The Cage" - one of the greatest ballets of Jerome Robbins. In 1951, when this ballet began his life, his furious rage embarrassed the critics. In Holland, the authorities even first banned it - as "pornographic." J. Homans, "Angels of Apollo" "Carmen Suite"
Ballet in one act to music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin
Libretto Alberto Alonso based on the story Carmen by Prospero Merime
Choreographer Alberto Alonso
Designer: Boris Messerer
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin
Assistant to Choreographer: Sonia Calero Alonso
Lighting designer: Alexander Rubtsov
For the first time entered the repertory of the Bolshoi Theatre on April 20, 1967.
Revived on November 18, 2005.
Running time: 50 minutes.
An evening of one-act ballets
Age category 16+