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    Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration

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    May 14 - May 17, 2009


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    Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev. The Ballets Russes became one of the most influential ballet companies of the 20th century, presenting ground-breaking artistic collaborations among choreographers, composers, and artists. Boston Ballet celebrates with classic works by Balanchine, Nijinsky and Fokine. Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo will premiere a new...

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev. The Ballets Russes became one of the most influential ballet companies of the 20th century, presenting ground-breaking artistic collaborations among choreographers, composers, and artists. Boston Ballet celebrates with classic works by Balanchine, Nijinsky and Fokine. Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo will premiere a new work, his sixth for Boston Ballet, to Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps. The Prodigal Son MUSIC: Sergei Prokofiev CHOREOGRAPHY: George Balanchine Afternoon of a Faun MUSIC: Claude Debussy CHOREOGRAPHY: Vaslav Nijinsky Le Spectre de la Rose MUSIC: Carl Maria von Weber CHOREOGRAPHY: Michel Fokine Le Sacre du Printemps MUSIC: Igor Stravinsky CHOREOGRAPHY: Jorma Elo (World Premiere)


    Citi Wang Theatre

    270 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:
    $25-115


    General Day and Time Info:
    May 14th: 7:00pm
    May 15th: 8:00pm
    May 16th: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
    May 17th: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

    phone: 866-348-9738


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    • Event Name: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration
      4 out of 5 stars rating "Great performance"
      Review posted by: Phil from Shrewsbury, MA , May 18, 2009

      I enjoyed the first 3 performances very much (Prodigal Son, Afternoon of a Faun and Spectre De La Rose) Prodigal Son seemed so different from the older Balanchine we're more familiar with and I... Expand

    • Event Name: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Sensational Russian ballet"
      Review posted by: Jim Kaufman from Boston, MA, May 18, 2009

      Sensational recreations of Prodigal Son, Afternoon of a Faun, and Le Spectre de la Rose with fantastic dancers. Although some are almost 80 years old they all were totally contemporary. Le Sacre du... Expand

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