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Dance

A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya: Program A

 
 
Thu, Feb 25, 2016
  • 7:30PM
 
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BAM and the Mariinsky present

A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya
Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Musical direction by Valery Gergiev

Featuring Uliana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva, and members of the Mariinsky Ballet
Conducted by Valery Gergiev

For decades, the legendary Maya Plisetskaya (1925–2015)—muse to choreographers Yuri Grigorovich, Alberto Alonso, and Maurice Béjart—was synonymous with Russian ballet. A star in the truest sense of the word, she is remembered for the ravenous intensity of her hyperphysical dancing and the spitfire personality that captivated audiences around the world, onstage and off. Following her passing in May 2015, the Mariinsky presents an extended tribute to this iconic performer, comprising four distinct mixed programs featuring the incomparable Diana Vishneva and longstanding principal Uliana Lopatkina, performing with live accompaniment by the Mariinsky Orchestra.

Program A opens with Vishneva and members of the Mariinsky Ballet performing Alberto Alonso’s Carmen Suite, a sensuous, electrifying work originally choreographed for Plisetskaya. Then, Lopatkina performs Fokine’s indelible short ballet The Dying Swan, beautifully capturing the ethereal swan’s final moments. The evening closes with a special video tribute: a film of Plisetskaya performing the ravishing choreography of Maurice Béjart with live accompaniment of Ravel’s Bolero by the Mariinsky Orchestra.

Read the BAM program notes for The Mariinsky At BAM
BAM engagement made possible by:


Major support for the Mariinsky Tour of the Americas provided by Veronica Atkins and Susan Carmel Lehrman

 
The Mariinsky Theatre is supported by:


Yoko Nagae Ceschina

 


Additional support provided by Olivier and Desiree Berggruen

 
 
Carmen Suite (1967)

Performed by Diana Vishneva, Ivan Oskorbin, Alexander Sergeev, Roman Belyakov, Aleksandra Iosifidi
Choreography by Alberto Alonso
Music by Rodion Shchedrin after Georges Bizet

 

 

 
The Dying Swan (1905)

Performed by Uliana Lopatkina
Choreography by Michel Fokine
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns

 
 
 
 
Boléro (1961)

Performed by Maya Plisetskaya (Film 1975)
Choreography by Maurice Béjart
Music by Maurice Ravel

 
 
 
 
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