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Dance

A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya: Program C

 
 
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
  • 7:30PM
 
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RUN TIME: 1h 40min ( with intermission)
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BAM and the Mariinsky present

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

Conducted by Alexei Repnikov

Featuring Diana Vishneva

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 C opens with Vishneva and members of the Mariinsky Ballet in Alberto Alonso’s Carmen Suite, a sensuous, electrifying work originally choreographed for Plisetskaya. In the second half of the program, Vishneva dances Carolyn Carlson’s Woman in a Room, an intimate solo commissioned specifically for her and inspired by the films of Andrei Tarkovsky.

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

 
 
Woman in a Room (2013)

Performed by Diana Vishneva
Choreography by Carolyn Carlson
Music by Giovanni Sollima and René Aubry
Music editor: Nicolas de Zorzi

 
 
 
 
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A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya: Program A
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Diana Vishneva in Alonso’s Carmen Suite, Lopatkina performing Fokine’s The Dying Swan, and Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra in Ravel’s Bolero with a video homage to Plisetskaya.

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Uliana Lopatkina is joined by other soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet to pay tribute to legends of Russian ballet Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya: Program D
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Uliana Lopatkina is joined by other soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet to pay tribute to legends of Russian ballet Maya Plisetskaya, Anna Pavlova, and Galina Ulanova.

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