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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mikhailovsky Ballet New York November season with Osipova Vasiliev

THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET

David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)

November 11–23, 2014

Live Orchestra

Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture.

Three Centuries Of Russian Ballet is the 3rd program of the engagement, on Tuesday, November 19 & Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm. NOTE Update of this program for the first ballet

LE HALTE DE CAVALERIE (Ballet in one act): Music Ivan Armsheimer; Libretto and Choreography: Marius Petipa, revived by Pyotr Gusev; General Partner of the production: LenSpecStroy Limited Company

THE LADY AND THE HOOLIGAN (Ballet in one act): Music: Dmitry Shostakovich; Choreography: Konstantin Boyarsky revised by Mikhail Messerer; General Partner of the production: LenSpecStroy Limited Company.

PRELUDE (Ballet in one act): Music: George Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten; Choreographer, Stage Designer, Costume Designer: Nacho Duato; Lighting Designer: Brad Fields.
The Box Office is open and tickets are on sale for this historic event.

Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd Ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th Ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

CASTING*

GISELLE, OU LES WILIS
Nov. 11, 7:30 pm Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov Nov. 12, 2:00 pm Kristina Shapran, Victor Lebedev
Nov. 12, 7:30 pm Angelina Vorontsova, Ivan Vasiliev Nov. 13, 7:30 pm Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov

THE FLAMES OF PARIS
Nov. 14, 7:30 pm Oksana Bondareva, Ivan Vasiliev Nov. 15, 2:00 pm Angelina Vorontsova, Ivan Zaytsev
Nov. 15, 7:30 pm Oksana Bondareva, Ivan Vasiliev Nov. 16, 2:00 pm Angelina Vorontsova, Ivan Vasiliev

Three Centuries of Russian Ballet: LE HALTE DE CAVALERIE THE LADY AND THE HOOLIGAN PRELUDE
November 18 and 19, 7:30 pm Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev

DON QUIXOTE
Nov. 20, 7:30 pm Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev Nov. 21, 7:30 pm Angelina Vorontsova, Victor Lebedev
Nov. 22, 2:00 pm Oksana Bondareva, Leonid Sarafanov Nov. 22, 8:00 pm Angelina Vorontsova, Ivan Vasiliev
Nov. 23, 2:00 pm Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev
*subject to change

The Mikhailovsky Theatre in 2013, celebrated the 180th anniversary of its founding and the 80th anniversary of its Ballet Company. The Ballet Company did not become a permanent fixture at the theater overnight, however: it was a gradual process that began in 1918, when the Mikhailovsky Theatre shifted its focus from drama to musical theater. Even before the Ballet Company was officially founded by Fyodor Lopukhov in 1933, the theater played host to some significant events that are now considered an important part of world ballet history. In 1923, the young Giorgi Balanchivadze, who later changed his name to George Balanchine, staged dances in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel at the theater. It was there that the renowned ballet The Bright Stream to Dmitry Shostakovich’s score was first staged in 1935 by Lopukhov. At various times in its history the following outstanding Russian ballet masters have taken the helm of the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company: Leonid Lavrovsky, Pyotr Gusev, Igor Belsky, Konstantin Boyarsky, Oleg Vinogradov, Nikolai Boyarchikov, Farukh Ruzimatov, and Nacho Duato. At present, the Company’s Ballet Master in Chief is Mikhail Messerer. Mikhailovsky Ballet is a young, thriving company that effortlessly combines classical traditions with a modern look, and does not shy away from creative experiments. The Company’s Principal Dancers include world-class stars, as well as recent graduates from Russia’s top ballet schools and academies.

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