- Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle
- Dance Performance
Ballet season that translates as "Russian Seasons of the 21st Century" and features several works originally commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev - premiered in 2011.
The 2013 season will feature:
Cleopatra - Ida Rubinstein
An original idea by Andris Liepa this exquisite production recounts the story of the creation of Fokine's ballet Cleopatra, for Ida Rubinstein in 1909. Choreographer Patrick de Bana makes some great choreography in this new ballet, and has chosen music by composers including Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel and the wonderful music of new composer Omar Faruk Tekbilek.
Le Spectre de la Rose
A young girl returns exhausted from her first ball. Falling asleep in her chair she dreams the rose in her hand is dancing with her. When this dance partner disappears through the window, she awakens, still under the spell of her dream. Danced to Carl von Weber's Invitation to the Ball.
Based on the Russian folk tale of the Firebird... the mythical character who protects Prince Ivan, the hero of the tale. Originally created for Tamara Karsavina and choreographed by Michel Fokine. It was Stravinsky's breakthrough work of 1910.