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Thu 14 & Fri 15 April ’16 | 7.30pm
Five Tangos | Piazolla
Infra | Richter
In The Night | Chopin
The Mariinsky Ballet triple bill with Five Tangos, by established Dutch choreographer Hans Van Manen and set to the vibrant music of Astor Piazzolla.
Second on the bill is Infra, by leading British choreographer Wayne McGregor. Created for The Royal Ballet in 2008, the piece features 12 dancers moving through solos, duets and ensembles accompanied by Max Richter’s melancholic score. The final piece is American choreographer Jerome Robbins’ In The Night, created for New York City Ballet in 1970. This elegant series of duets is danced to Chopin’s Nocturnes for solo piano, showcasing the poetry and lyricism of the Mariinsky Ballet.
MARIINSKY BALLET & ORCHESTRA
Sat 16 & Sun 17 April ’16 | Sat 7.30pm & Sun 5pm
Sacre (The Rite of Spring) | Stravinsky
The full power of the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra are displayed here in works created on two great Russian musical scores. Sacre is a full performance of The Rite of Spring with powerful new choreography by Sasha Waltz specifically created for Mariinsky Ballet in 2013.
Second on the bill is Concerto DSCH by leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky for the New York City Ballet in 2008. This fast-paced, one act ballet is set to Dimitri Shostakovich’s brightly optimistic Piano Concerto No.2 in F Major.
Sun 17 April | 12 noon
Peter & the Wolf | Suite from The Nutcracker
The Mariinsky Orchestra will also give a Family Concert across Sunday lunchtime as a way to introduce younger audiences to the pleasure of hearing live classical orchestral music. Maestro Gergiev will both conduct and narrate the famous tale of Peter & the Wolf as the orchestra bring the story to life on stage, along with the familiar Suite from The Nutcracker.