YAGP alumnus Drew Nelson is officially a Corps de Ballet member of the Royal Danish Ballet. Congratulations Drew! Photo by Johan Persson.
Here are the finals from Prix de Lausanne this year with improved sound:
Now you can try a whole new theatre experience with this unique event at The Royal Danish Ballet! Three evenings in February, the theatre will open up for an evening of poetry, dance and gastronomy. You’ll be taken for a tour of the different halls and floors of the teatre – the main course is served in the balcon foyer on the 1st floor and dessert is in the old ballet hall, while dancers perform excerpts of Bournonville. Read more & get tickets here (page is in Danish): http://bit.ly/1dddQSK
“One Thousand and One Nights”, the collection of stories from the Orient, forms the focus of this ballet, newly choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj for the Staatsballett Berlin and staged as a coproduction with his own company, the Ballet Preljocaj. With this work, which fills an entire evening, he investigates those motifs hidden within the Arabian, originally Persian, and Indian traditions of folk fairytales and stories, and tells his narrative from the perspective of the female protagonists: “I venture forth like a painter expressing his vision of a fantastical Orient. My vision is given shape as a type of calligraphy consisting of affects and atmospheres,” says Preljocaj when talking of his creation.
The evening is largely based on the music of Natacha Atlas; her work is a cross-over between the oriental and the western world, and has brought her international acclaim. The costumes have been created by the celebrated fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. Born in Tunisia, he now runs his studio in Paris, creating works which set international trends. Constance Guisset, the exceedingly successful French designer, is a long-time colleague of Angelin Preljocaj. She is responsible for the stage design featured in THE NIGHTS.
Regarded as one of the leading choreographers of the French avant-garde, Angelin Preljocaj has previously presented a number of his works in Berlin, including his 2009 production of SNOW WHITE, which was greeted with great enthusiasm by audiences.
DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
Tickets: 29 – 90 €
01 | 07 | 21 | 25 February 2014
01 | 06 | 12 March 2014
03 April 2014
Dancers: Iana Balova, Maria Boumpouli, Anissa Bruley, Weronika Frodyma, Cécile Kaltenbach, Marina Kanno, Mari Kawanishi, Ilenia Montagnoli, Danielle Muir, Jordan Muir, Krasina Pavlova, Haney Schwan, Arshak Ghalumyan, Leonard Jakovina, Vladislav Marinov, Alexander Shpak, Federico Spallitta, Wei Wang.
Choreographie und Inszenierung: Angelin Preljocaj
Bühne: Constance Guisset
Kostüme: Azzedine Alaïa
Einstudierung: De Smet Claudia
Es tanzen: Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin
Musik: vom Tonträger
1:30 h | no interval
Staatsballett Berlin | Ballet Preljocaj (Aix-en-Provence)