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Études

with Piano Concerto #1
& Petite Mort

27 novembre – 1 décembre 2019

Études

with Piano Concerto #1
& Petite Mort

27 novembre – 1 décembre 2019

À propos des ballets

Durée : 2 hours and 5 minutes with one 20-minute intermission

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Etudes Overview

Set to piano exercises by Carl Czerny, Harald Lander’s Etudes turns the spotlight on ballet class as the foundation for brilliant performances. Over the course of one act, the dancers progress from simple barre exercises through increasingly challenging steps and variations to a thrilling finale. Created in 1948 for The Royal Danish Ballet, Etudes is Lander’s most popular work, a showstopping celebration of ballet technique.

Five Things About Etudes

Études Voir la galerie

Le chorégraphe

Harald Lander was a dancer, choreographer and former Artistic Director of The Royal Danish Ballet, for whom he created more than 30 ballets. He was particularly interested in preserving the style and repertoire of August Bournonville, notably La Sylphide. Etudes is his most popular work.

Le compositeur

Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer and pianist of the early 19th century with an oeuvre totaling more than 1 000 works. He is best known for his piano studies, which are still in use for both piano teaching and ballet class today.

Critiques

“A quintessential homage to a dancer’s classical training.” —The Hamilton Spectator

Piano Concerto #1 Overview

Alexei Ratmansky’s Piano Concerto #1 is the third part of his Shostakovich Trilogy, which pays tribute to the embattled Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Each part evokes the drama of Shostakovich’s life under Stalinism as he struggled to reconcile his desire for artistic freedom with the demands of the state. Piano Concerto #1 contains some of the most abstract choreography in the trilogy and it stands alone as a work of great beauty and power.

Five Things About Piano Concerto #1

Piano Concerto nº 1 Voir la galerie

Le chorégraphe

Né à St. Petersburg, Alexei Ratmansky est chorégraphe et ancien danseur de ballet. He is Artist-in-Residence at American Ballet Theatre and former Artistic Director of Bolshoi Ballet. He has created new work for ballet companies around the world, including Romeo and Juliet for The National Ballet of Canada in 2011.

Le compositeur

Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. His body of work includes ballets, musical comedies and film scores in addition to classical chamber music. He endured periods of censorship and criticism in totalitarian Russia despite his success.

Critiques

“Fascinating, poetic, enigmatic and bittersweet… powerfully charged” —The New York Times

“Extraordinary... Ratmansky is so fluent in the language of ballet that he makes us understand it better” —The Globe and Mail

Petite Mort Overview

Petite Mort is a dynamic short ballet from the acclaimed Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián. Playing on sexual inuendo in the phrase “petite mort” or “little death”, a cast of six male and six female dancers move and spar with another in beautiful and unexpected ways, sometimes using fencing foils in allusion to the sexual dual. This is a ballet of couplings, a witty exploration of sensuality that blends modern and classical sensibilities.

Petit Mort Voir la galerie

Five Things About Petite Mort
Le chorégraphe

Jiří Kylián was Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater for nearly 25 years. In 1991, he founded NDT 3, a company devoted to senior dancers. After his retirement in 1999, he served as Resident Choreographer until 2009. He has created more than 100 ballets for companies around the world.

Le compositeur

Born in Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential and popular composers of the 18th century classical period. His diverse body of work includes symphonies, choral music and his ever popular operas.

Critiques

Petite Mort posits sex and death as metaphysical equivalents, with the steel-etched duets. …Kylián’s choreography merges a quivering, slicing ferocity with a baroque vocabulary of entwining, coiling seduction” —The Guardian

“It’s short, sweet, and funny, a real crowd pleaser.” —Critical Dance

Répartition des rôles

Études                        
Heather Ogden (27 novembre, 29 mars, 30 mars à 19:30 h)
Jillian Vanstone* (28 novembre at 19:30/30 novembre, 1 décembre at 14:00)
 
Harrison James*, Naoya Ebe* (27 novembre, 30 at 19:30)
Donald Thom*, Siphesihle November* (28 novembre at 19:30/30 novembre at 14:00)
Harrison James, Skylar Campbell* (29 novembre at 19:30)
Donald Thom, Skylar Campbell* (1 décembre at 14:00)
 
Piano Concerto nº 1
Svetlana Lunkina and Harrison James (27 novembre, 29, 30 at 19:30)
Elena Lobsanova and Brendan Saye* (28 novembre at 19:30/30 novembre, 1 décembre at 14:00)
 

Koto Ishihara* and Naoya Ebe* (27 novembre, 29 at 19:30)
Tina Pereira* and Skylar Campbell (28 novembre at 19:30/30 novembre at 14:00)
Koto Ishihara and Spencer Hack* (30 novembre at 7:30/1 décembre at 14:00)

Petite Mort
Elena LobsanovaJoe Chapman
Jenna Savella, Skylar Campbell
Jillian Vanstone, Donald Thom
Tina Pereira, Spencer Hack
Hannah Fischer, Brendan Saye
Greta Hodgkinson, Guillaume Côté
(27 novembre, 29, 30 à 19:30)
 
Antonella Martinelli, Larkin Miller
Koto Ishihara, Isaac Wright
Svetlana Lunkina, Brent Parolin
Tanya Howard, Naoya Ebe
Heather Ogden, Ben Rudisin
Sonia Rodriguez, Piotr Stanczyk
(28 novembre at 19:30/30 novembre at 14:00)
 
Antonella Martinelli, Larkin Miller
Jenna Savella, Isaac Wright
Svetlana Lunkina, Brent Parolin
Tanya Howard, Naoya Ebe
Heather Ogden, Ben Rudisin
Sonia Rodriguez, Piotr Stanczyk
(1 décembre à 14:00 h)
 
* Début
Toute distribution artistique peut être modifiée.

Crédits

Études

Chorégraphie :
Harald Lander

Mise en scène par :
Thomas Lund

Musique :
Carl Czerny, arranged and orchestrated by Knudäge Riisager

Conception de la scène :
Georg Schlogl

Conception de l’éclairage :
Harald Lander

Artistic Advisor:
Lise Lander

Etudes is a gift from The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

Piano Concerto nº 1

Chorégraphie :
Alexei Ratmansky

Mise en scène par :
Felipe Diaz

Musique :
Dmitri Shostakovich

Conception de la scène :
George Tsypin

Conception des costumes :
Keso Dekker

Conception de l’éclairage :
Jennifer Tipton

Lead philanthropic support for Piano Concerto #1 is provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and The Producers’ Circle.

Le Cercle des producteurs : John & Claudine Bailey, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, C.M., Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. and Allan Slaight, C.M., The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & Robert Lawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M. Q.C., Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.

Petite Mort Company Premiere

Chorégraphie :
Jiří Kylián

Mise en scène par :
Roslyn Anderson

Musique :
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conception de la scène :
Jiří Kylián

Conception des costumes :
Joke Visser

Conception de l’éclairage :
Jiří Kylián, Joop Caboort (Realisation)

Technical Consultant:
Joost Biegelaar

 

Crédits vidéo : 5 Things About Etudes

Comprend : Heather Ogden, Guillaume Côté, Naoya Ebe, Harrison James, Koto Ishihara, Chelsy Meiss, Tina Pereira, Jenna Savella Kathryn Hosier, Jeannine Haller, Miyoko Koyasu, Tiffany Mosher, Calley Skalnik, Artists of the Ballet , Xiao Nan Yu, Guest Rehearsal Assistant, The Musicians of The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra.

Crédits vidéo : Piano Concerto #1 Trailer

Comprend : Harrison James, Svetlana Lunkina, Artists of the Ballet.

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Les musiciens ont été enregistrés avec l’autorisation de la Toronto Musicians’ Association, de Local 149 et de l’American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

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