St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Forsythe at the Mariinsky

one act ballets

Performers

Steptext
Yekaterina Kondaurova and Mariinsky Ballet soloists

Approximate Sonata
Elena Yevseyeva, Andrei Ivanov, Ji Yeon Ryu , Islom Baimuradov, Anastasia Petushkova, Anton Pimonov, Xenia Dubrovina, Alexei Timofeyev

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Anastasia Nikitina, Tatiana Tkachenko, Yulia Kasenkova, Maxim Zyuzin, Alexei Nedviga

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Irina Golub, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Denis Matvienko and Mariinsky Ballet soloists

Credits


Steptext

Music: J. S. Bach ("Partita No. 2 BWV1004 in D minor, Chaconne" performed: Nathan Milstein)
Choreography: William Forsythe
Staging, lighting and costumes: William Forsythe
Assistant Choreographer: Aaron Sean Watkin

World premiere: 11 January, 1985, Aterballetto, Italy
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March, 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet Steptext was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

Two Ballets in the Manner of the Late 20th Century

 

I. Approximate Sonata

Music: Thom Willems, tricky: Pumpkin
Choreography, staging and lighting: William Forsythe
Costumes: Stephen Galloway
Assistant Choreographer: Noah D. Gelber

Premiere: 20 January 1996, Ballett Frankfurt
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 24 March 2005

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet Approximate Sonata at the Mariinsky Theatre was made possible by a generous gift from Mrs Bettina von Siemens

II. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Music: Franz Schubert (Symphony No. 9 in C major, Finale)
Choreography, staging and lighting: William Forsythe
Costumes: Stephen Galloway
Assistant Choreographer: Noah D. Gelber

Premiere: 20 January 1996, Ballett Frankfurt
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Music: Thom Willems in collaboration with Leslie Stuck
Choreography: William Forsythe
Staging, lighting and costumes: William Forsythe
Assistant Choreographer: Kathryn Bennets

World premiere: 30 May, 1987, Opera de Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March, 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Age category 6+

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