Ballet Arizona's All Balanchine 2023
Thu May 04 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Phoenix Symphony Hall | Phoenix, AZ
AdvertisementThree ballets by the Father of American Ballet, George Balanchine. Ib Andersen is one of a handful of artists worldwide entrusted by the Balanchine Trust to stage these masterpieces. See the Arizona premiere of "Raymonda Variations," "Emeralds," and "The Four Temperaments!"
Set to a melodic and enchanting musical score, "Raymonda Variations" is a bustle of precise ballet technique that materializes into a spectacle of dance with a succession of remarkable solos at its center.
"Emeralds" evokes the elegance and romanticism of 19th century ballet. With a lush score by Fauré and dancers dressed in Romantic-length tutus "Emeralds" also can be a window on the nostalgia inherent in much late 19th-century art, with its idealized view of the Middle Ages, chivalry, and courtly love.
The Four Temperaments
Breaking with convention, Balanchine’s "The Four Temperaments" is an experimental work that portrays the medieval concept of the four personality types (Melancholic, Sanguinic, Phlegmatic, and Choleric). Brilliantly choreographed and filled with arresting solos and ensembles, "The Four Temperaments" introduced new possibilities for ballet that continues to challenge dancers and audiences equally.
Tickets to all performances go on sale August 1st!
Where is it happening?Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St,Phoenix,AZ,United States, Phoenix, United States
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