Prima Ballerina NINA NOVAK, featured in the film BALLETS
RUSSES, hosts an evening of iconic works by Serge Diaghilevï¿½s troupe that caused
the revolution of an art form. Co-presented by The Metropolitan Ballet and The Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, THE BALLETS RUSSES 100 YEAR FESTIVAL plays August 7 and 8, 2009 at The Oï¿½Shaughnessy Auditorium on the College of St. Catherine Campus. This landmark event is the fourth time these Twin-Cities fine arts organizations have collaborated to bring the community classic ballet set to live music.
THE BALLETS RUSSES 100 YEAR FESTIVAL is being co-directed by Yuri Ivan, music director of The Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director/Producer Erik Sanborn of The Metropolitan Ballet. This tribute to historyï¿½s most famous ballet company, Serge -
Diaghilevï¿½s BALLETS RUSSES, begins The Metropolitan Balletï¿½s 2009 - 2010 Season by reliving the glory of Russian ballets that caused a revolution of an art form. The iconic works include Les Sylphides, Le Spectre de la Rose, Blue Bird, The Fairy Doll, The Dying Swan, Polovtsian Dances and one contemporary premiere, Nijinskyï¿½s Last Dance.
A tribute to the genius of Diaghilevï¿½s BALLETS RUSSESï¿½ centenary is proving to be a world wide genuflect of reverence. The revolution in danced caused by the choices Diaghilev made in combining the talents of the worldï¿½s finest artisans in dance, choreography, music and painting heightened fame to the likes of Nijinsky, Pavlova, Fokine, Petipa, Stravinsky, Bakst, and Picasso just to name a few. The works of these combined talents changed the course of performing art history and remain cornerstones in dance companies and orchestras throughout the world.
Prima Ballerina NINA NOVAK, featured in the film BALLETS RUSSES and long time company member with the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, is traveling from her home in Venezuela to make a special appearance as our celebrity host. Ms. Novak was known for many roles and is the mysterious dancer in the famous Unicorn photograph used to promote the company.
The composers/choreographers for these works include; Les Sylphides (Chopiniana) ~ Fokine/Chopin; Le Spectre de la Rose ~ Fokine/Debussy; Blue Bird ~ Petipa/Tchaikovsky;The Fairy Doll ~ Legat/Bayer; The Dying Swan ~ Fokine/Saint Seans; Polovtsian Dances; Fokine/Borodin and Nijinskyï¿½s Last Dance ~ Luis Armando Bastillo/Mallamud. The works are being staged by former Bolshoi Principal Ballerina and Etoile, Tatiana Berenova and Mr. Ramon Thielen, former principal of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Cleveland Ballet.
SPECIAL Economic sensitive pricing: Tickets approximately
30% - 50% off our normal priced tickets. *Gold Circle VIP $50 Adults $25 Seniors
and Children $15 (*Gold Circle VIP Tickets Available only Through The O'Shaughnessy
Ticket Office or by contacting The Metropolitan Ballet at 2806 Hedberg Drive, Mtka., MN 55305).
EXPERIENCE THE GLORY OF A REVOLUTION IN DANCE!