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Friday, September 10, 2010

Ballet trips in 2011

Here are the trips we're looking at for the first half of 2011. If you're interested in any of them, please get in touch at Remember, you can join the group from anywhere.

San Francisco February 23 – 28, 2011: 4 performances
San Francisco Ballet: Classical Symphony (Possokhov), Nanna's Lied (Tomasson),
Artifact Suite (Forsythe)
Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Winter Dreams (MacMillan), another work TBA
Smuin Ballet: Brahms/Haydn, Bluegrass/Slyde (both Smuin), new McIntyre
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Schumann: Symphony No. 2 · Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Toronto March 3 – 6, 2011: 3 performances
Maryinsky (Kirov) Ballet: Swan Lake
Billy Elliot: The Musical
The National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre,
Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Ballet:
The Ninth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize
(possible extension to March 9 for The National Ballet of Canada: Don Quixote)

Stuttgart and Paris May 3 – 13, 2011: 4 performances
Stuttgart Ballet:
Wed. May 4: Bolero (Bejart), Initials RBME (Cranko),
Frank Bridge Variations (van Manen)
Sun. May 8: The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)
Bolshoi Ballet:
Tues. May 10: Flames of Paris (Ratmansky)
Wed. May 11: Don Quixote

New York May 20 – 23, 2011: 2 performances
American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet: programs TBA

London May 24 – 29, 2011: 3 performances
Royal Ballet: Ballo della Regina (Balanchine), new McGregor, DGV (Wheeldon)
Scènes de Ballet (Ashton), Voluntaries (Tetley), Still Life at the Penguin Cafe (Bintley)

Washington, DC June 8 – 12, 2011: 2 performances
Royal Danish Ballet: Napoli
A Folk Tale
(both Bournonville, new staging by Nikolaj Hübbe)

Hamburg July 1 –11, 2011
7 performances
Hamburg Ballet: Midsummer Night's Dream (Neumeier)
Mahler's 10th Symphony (Neumeier)
Illusions – Like Swan Lake (Neumeier)
Polish Triptych (Neumeier), Dances at a Gathering, The Concert (both Robbins)
Seven Haiku of the Moon, Seasons – The Colours of Time (both Neumeier)
Nijinsky Gala (year-end gala)
Guest company TBA

Saratoga Springs, NY July 15 – 17, 2011
3 performances
New York City Ballet: program TBA


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