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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jason Reilly to guest with Royal Ballet as Onegin

Stuttgart Ballet Principal Dancer Jason Reilly will be replacing an injured Johan Kobborg in performances of Onegin  on January 19 and 23 and 30, and February 2 matinee, dancing with Alina Cojocaru as Tatiana.

Here is what some tweeters had to say about his performance on Jan. 19:

Onegin at tonight. Great performance as always from Alina Cojocaru but Jason Reilly superb too in title role.

  1.   &I repeat. We want to keep Jason Reilly.
  2. Wonderful performances all around in RB's Onegin tonight. Alina=Tatiana! Akane & Steven both top notch. As for Jason Reilly,can we keep him?
  3. Onegin - wow, stunning, Alina Cojocaru & Jason Reilly were amazing!

  1. Fab Onegin 2nite Act 3 pdd on fire! Jason Reilly next Mr Darcy?! McRae so moving as Lensky and Alina her usual stunning self. fab
  2. Jason Reilly was superb and his Onegin was on the darkly horrid side. The corps were amazing. Huge applause at the end!
  3. Alina is very very good final act 1 pdd with Jason Reilly spell binding. Corps did great job as well big applause.
  4. Wow, that mirror pd2 was heavenly. Jason Reilly is an absolutely stunning dancer.

  1. Cojocaru and Reilly a fantastic pairing, complimenting each other physically and emotionally. I'm in awe.
  2. Phenomenal. Pure, raw emotion. Truly stunning performances all round.
  3. Stunning first act of - a heavenly Mirror PdD and fantastic dancing throughout from the corps up to the leads.
  4. am very very impressed. a lovely lyrical dancer and really makes full use of the music. 

    utterly stunning. Verdict: can we keep him please?! 

    he's great!! And with Akane, Alina and Steven! ?

    Jason Reilly was born in Toronto, Canada, where he trained at the National Ballet School Toronto.
After his graduation in 1997 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2000/2001 he was promoted to Demi Soloist, one season later to Soloist. Since the season 2003/04 he has been dancing as Principal Dancer.

With the Stuttgart Ballet Jason Reilly has danced numerous major roles in full-length ballets by renowned choreographers.

Jason Reilly has joined the Stuttgart Ballet on tours and guest performances all around the world. When the Stuttgart Ballet went on its tour to the USA in 2003 he gained international acknowledgement for the male title role in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore he has danced with internationally renowned female dancers like Alessandra Ferri, Evelyn Hart and Greta Hodgkinson. In the new production of A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier) in 2004 he danced the role of Stanley Kowalsky together with Alessandra Ferri. When Canadian star ballerina Evelyn Hart retired from her 30-year-long career and wished to dance the part of Juliet for one last time in April 2004, she asked Jason Reilly to be her Romeo. She also chose him as her dancing partner when she bid farewell to the stage in 2006. In October of the same year, Jason Reilly gave several guest performances of Glen Tetley's Voluntaries with the Royal Ballet in London. In 2007, he danced the role of Petrucchio in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew with the National Ballet of Canada starring Greta Hodgkinson as Kate.

Due to his outstanding interpretation of classical roles in combination with his expression and technical brilliance in modern ballets Jason Reilly was named in the category “Outstanding Dancer” in the annual critics’ choice of the magazine ballettanz several times. In February 2006 Jason Reilly received the German Dance Award “Future”, which is awarded each year by the German Association for Dance Education and the German Association for the Promotion of the Art of Dance.

To read an interview, please click here.

Here he is in another Cranko ballet, The Taming of the Shrew:

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1 comment:

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