Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 2018
9 September - 3 November

Programme A

Eden Court Theatre Inverness / Festival Theatre Edinburgh / Grand Opera House Belfast / Marlowe Theatre Canterbury / Mayflower Theatre Southampton / Theatre Royal Newcastle / Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff

Les Sylphides

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Choreography: Alexandre MinzLighting Designer: Kip Marsh Costume Designer: Mike Gonzales, after BenoisDécor: John ClaassenMusic: Frederic ChopinRunning time: 28 Minutes

Pas de Deux (Either Or)

Further Info: Either this or Patterns in Space will be performed

Patterns in Space (Either Or)

Choreography: Merce CunninghamLighting Designer: Tricia ToliverCostume Designer: Ken BusbinMusic: Taped Music by Andrew Franck, Live Music after John CageRunning time: 7 MinutesFurther Info: Either this or Pas de Deux will be performed

Trovatiara Pas de Cinq

Trovatiara

Choreography: Peter AnastosLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Kenneth BusbinDécor: Kip MarshMusic: Giuseppe VerdiRunning time: 17 Minutes

Paquita

Lighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Mike GonzalesMusic: Ludwig MinkusRunning time: 30 MinsSet Design: Mike GonzalesFurther Info: Paquita is a superb example of the French style as it was exported to Saint Petersburg in the late 19th Century. Paquita was originally a ballet-pantomine in 2 acts, choreographed by Joseph Mazillier, to music by Ernest Deldevez. The story had a Spanish theme, with Carlotta Grisi (creator of Giselle) as a young woman kidnapped by gypsies, who saves a young and handsome officer from certain death. Premiering at the Paris Opera in 1846, the ballet was produced a year later in Russia by Marius Petipa. Petipa commissioned Ludwig Minkus, the composer of his two most recent successes (Don Quixote and La Bayadere) to write additional music in order to add a brilliant “divertissement” to Mazillier’s Paquita. Petipa choreographed for this a Pas de Trois and a Grand Pas de Deux in his characteristic style. These soon became the bravura highlights of the evening-to the point that they are the only fragments of Paquita that have been preserved. The dancers display a range of choreographic fireworks, which exploit the virtuoso possibilities of academic classical dance, enriched by the unexpected combinations of steps.

Programme B

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin / Buxton Opera House / Hull New Theatre / Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham with Dance 4

Swan Lake Act II

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Choreography: After Lev Ivanovich IvanovLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Mike GozalesDécor: Jason CoursonMusic: Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyRunning time: 33 Minutes

Pas de Deux (Either Or)

Further Info: Either this or Patterns in Space will be performed

Patterns in Space (Either Or)

Choreography: Merce CunninghamLighting Designer: Tricia ToliverCostume Designer: Ken BusbinMusic: Taped Music by Andrew Franck, Live Music after John CageRunning time: 7 MinutesFurther Info: Either this or Pas de Deux will be performed

Esmeralda

Choreography: After Marius PetipaLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: David TetraultMusic: Cesare PugniRestaging: Elena KunikovaRunning time: 15 Minutes

Paquita

Lighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Mike GonzalesMusic: Ludwig MinkusRunning time: 30 MinsSet Design: Mike GonzalesFurther Info: Paquita is a superb example of the French style as it was exported to Saint Petersburg in the late 19th Century. Paquita was originally a ballet-pantomine in 2 acts, choreographed by Joseph Mazillier, to music by Ernest Deldevez. The story had a Spanish theme, with Carlotta Grisi (creator of Giselle) as a young woman kidnapped by gypsies, who saves a young and handsome officer from certain death. Premiering at the Paris Opera in 1846, the ballet was produced a year later in Russia by Marius Petipa. Petipa commissioned Ludwig Minkus, the composer of his two most recent successes (Don Quixote and La Bayadere) to write additional music in order to add a brilliant “divertissement” to Mazillier’s Paquita. Petipa choreographed for this a Pas de Trois and a Grand Pas de Deux in his characteristic style. These soon became the bravura highlights of the evening-to the point that they are the only fragments of Paquita that have been preserved. The dancers display a range of choreographic fireworks, which exploit the virtuoso possibilities of academic classical dance, enriched by the unexpected combinations of steps.

London Programme A

The Peacock London

Swan Lake Act II

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Choreography: After Lev Ivanovich IvanovLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Mike GozalesDécor: Jason CoursonMusic: Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyRunning time: 33 Minutes

Pas de Deux (Either Or)

Further Info: Either this or Patterns in Space will be performed

Solo (Either Or)

Trovatiara Pas de Cinq

Trovatiara

Choreography: Peter AnastosLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Kenneth BusbinDécor: Kip MarshMusic: Giuseppe VerdiRunning time: 17 Minutes

The Little Humpback Horse

THE HUMPBACK HORSE

Choreography: Alexander Gorsky and Marius PetipaLighting Designer: Bob Bursey Costume Designer: Kenneth BusbinDécor: John ClaassenMusic: Cesare PugniRestaging: Elena KunikovaRunning time: 22 Minutes

London Programme B

The Peacock London

Les Sylphides

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Choreography: Alexandre MinzLighting Designer: Kip Marsh Costume Designer: Mike Gonzales, after BenoisDécor: John ClaassenMusic: Frederic ChopinRunning time: 28 Minutes

Pas de Deux (Either Or)

Further Info: Either this or Patterns in Space will be performed

Solo (Either Or)

Napoli Pas de Six

Choreography: After August BournonvilleLighting Designer: Emily McGillicuddyCostume Designer: Jeffrey SturdivantMusic: H S PaulliRestaging: Raffaele Morra / Coached by Karina ElverRunning time: 15 Minutes

Raymonda’s Wedding

Choreography: After Marius PetipaLighting Designer: Kip MarshCostume Designer: Mike Gonzales and Kenneth BusbinDécor: chas b slackmanMusic: Alexander GlazunovRunning time: 20 Minutes

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