Ballet in Cinema: Ballet's Greatest Hits: Youth American Grand Prix Gala
Sunday Mar 31 01:00 PM
Sunday Mar 31 06:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Film:
Runtime 90 mins | Performed January 5, 2013
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) presents an unprecedented gala evening featuring the stars of the world’s leading dance companies performing the most beloved pieces of classical ballet. The gala, which took place at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, includes documentary footage of interviews with artists and choreographers, adding special insight into the history and meaning of classical ballet. Dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet perform classical repertoire from such works as The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, and Don Quixote. If you enjoyed First Position, you’ll love this!
Swan Lake: White Swan Pas de Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa. Music: Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky. Odette: Veronika Part (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre). Siegfried: Marcelo Gomes (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre).
Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Music: Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky. Sugar Plum Fairy: Hee Seo (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre). Nutcracker Prince: Alejandro Virelles (Soloist, Boston Ballet).
La Bayadère: Pas D’Action, Pas de Deux, and Bronze Idol
Choreography: Marius Petipa. Music: Ludwig Minkus/John Lanchbery. Gamzatti: Isabella Boylston (Soloist, American Ballet Theatre). Solor: Matthew Golding (Principal Dancer, Dutch National Ballet). Bronze Idol: Joseph Phillips (American Ballet Theatre).
Flames of Paris
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen. Music: Boris Asafiev. Ashley Bouder (Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet), Daniel Ulbricht (Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet).
Giselle: Excerpts from Act II
Choreography: Marius Petipa. Music: Adolphe Adam. Giselle: Great Hodgkinson (Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada). Albrecht: Matthew Golding (Principal Dancer, Dutch National Ballet). Myrtha: Stella Abrera (Soloist, American Ballet Theatre).
Don Quixote: Grand Pas de Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa. Music: Ludwig Minkus. Kitri: Maria Kochetkova (Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet). Basilio: Taras Domitro (Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet). Bridesmaids: Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre) and Emily Kadow (San Francisco Ballet).
Special thanks to presenting sponsor Louis Vuitton
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