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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.
Major support for the Mariinsky Tour of the Americas provided by Veronica Atkins and Susan Carmel Lehrman
Performed by Diana Vishneva, Ivan Oskorbin, Alexander Sergeev, Roman Belyakov, Aleksandra Iosifidi
Choreography by Alberto Alonso
Music by Rodion Shchedrin after Georges Bizet
Performed by Diana Vishneva
Choreography by Carolyn Carlson
Music by Giovanni Sollima and René Aubry
Music editor: Nicolas de Zorzi
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