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Chopin: Dances for Piano

Jan 24—Jan 25, 2015
Prices subject to change. 
January 2015
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Saturday January 24, 2015
Performances no longer available.
BAM and the Mariinsky present

Chopin: Dances for Piano
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography by Michel Fokine, Benjamin Millepied, and Jerome Robbins
Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Musical direction by Valery Gergiev

Frédéric Chopin (1810—49) composed some of Western history’s most intimately romantic music, exquisite works that have served as the inspiration for countless choreographers. In this mixed program, the Mariinsky Ballet convenes three dances from distinct eras set to his piano music, performed live.

Michel Fokine’s ethereal Chopiniana (1908), one of the oldest works in the Mariinsky repertory, embodies the soul of classical ballet. Jerome Robbins’ ballet In the Night (1970), set to a slate of nocturnes, captures three couples in varying emotional states. And Benjamin Millepied (L.A. Dance Project, 2014 Next Wave)—inspired by his early exposure to Chopin’s preludes and études as a young dancer—expresses the music’s timelessness and passion in Without (2011), performed by 10 dancers.

Principal casting (Jan 24)*: 
Oxana Skorik, Timur Askerov, Xenia Ostreikovskaya, Yana Selina, Anna Lavrinenko, Oxana Marchuk (Chopiniana)

Anastasia Matvienko/Konstantin Zverev, Kristina Shapran/Andrey Ermakov, Ndezhda Batoeva/ Filipp Stepin, Tatiana Tiliguzova / Ernest Latypov , Margarita Frolova / Xander Parish (Without)

Anastasia Matvienko / Filipp Stepin, Yekaterina Kondaurova/ Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Viktoria Tereshkina / Yuri Smekalov (In the Night)

Principal casting (Jan 25)*: 
Oxana Skorik, Timur Askerov, Xenia Ostreikovskaya, Yana Selina, Anna Lavrinenko, Oxana Marchuk, (Chopiniana)

Anastasia Matvienko / Konstantin Zverev, Kristina Shapran / Andrey Yermakov, Yana Selina / Filipp Stepin, Tatiana Tiliguzova/ Ernest Latypov, Margarita Frolova / Xander Parish (Without)

Anastasia Matvienko/Vladimir Shklyarov, Yekaterina Kondaurova / Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Uliana Lopatkina / Andrey Yermakov (In the Night)

Piano (Jan 24 and 25): Alexandra Zhilina (Chopiniana), Philipp Kopachevsky (Without), Liudmila Sveshnikova (In the Night)

*Casting subject to change

Made possible by:

Leadership support for the Mariinsky Residency at BAM provided by:

Frederick Iseman


Yoko Nagae Ceschina

Chopiniana (1908)

Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography by Michel Fokine
Revised version by Agrippina Vaganova
Set design by Vladimir Dementiev and Alexei Popov
Based on original sketches by Orest Allegri

Without (2011)

Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography and costume design by Benjamin Millepied
Lighting design by Vladimir Lukasevich

In The Night (1970)

Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Staged by Ben Huys
Costumes by Anthony Dowell
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Recreated by Nicole Pearce

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