Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes Le Chant du Rossignol and Apollo

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes Le Chant du Rossignol and Apollo

Time: September 29, 2019 from 3pm to 8pm
Location: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Street: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://www.guggenheim.org/ev…
Phone: 6467654773
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Sep 20

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Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes Le Chant du Rossignol andApollo on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3pm & 7:30pm.

 

With sets and costumes designed by Henri Matisse, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale) is a tale about a mysterious songbird who cures an ailing Chinese emperor. Created by George Balanchine in 1925 when he was only 21 years old, it was his first partnership with composer Igor Stravinsky, leading to a 46-year friendship that resulted in some of the greatest ballets of the 20th century. This production marks its U.S. premiere and designates Ballet West as the second company in the world to present this important reconstruction by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Prior to the work's October premiere in Salt Lake City, Ballets Russes expert Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University, moderates a discussion with Hodson, Archer, Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute, and Balanchine Trust repetiteur Victoria Simon. The conversation will explore Balanchine's development as a choreographer, the influence of Asian art on Matisse, and ethnic representation in the 21st century. The discussion will be accompanied by excerpts performed by Ballet West dancers. Simon will restage the 1928 Balanchine-Stravinsky collaboration Apollo, including the original birthing scene and final ascent to Mount Olympus.

 

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