Un projet unique qui rassemble des danseurs et danseuses étoiles mondiales
Le Grand Ballet Gala vous offre les duo reflétant l’amour infini parmis les moments culminants du ballet classique du 19e et 20e siècle. Seront mis à l’honneur la joie et l’espoir lors de la première rencontre du duo de Roméo et Juliette (musique de Sergueï Prokofiev), l’attirance passionnelle entre Odile et le Prince lors du ‘pas de deux’ du Le lac des Cygnes (musique de Piotr Illich Tchaikovski), l’érotisme sensuelle du dialogue émotionnelle entre Zobéïde et de l’Esclave Doré de Schéhérazade (musique de Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov), le flirt et la coquetterie pendant le ‘pas de deux’ du Carnaval de Venise / Satanilla (musique de Cesare Pugni), la douleur et l’amertume de la déception lors du duo d’Esmeralda (musique de Cesare Pugni). Ce sont seulement quelques exemples du programme prévu lors du Grand Ballet Gala. Chaque danse sera mise en scène par un drame miniature où le spectateur pourra partager l’espoir, l’amour et la douleur éprouvé par chaque personnage.
Tous les participants du spectacle font partie de l’école de ballet russe qui excelle par sa perfection, son harmonie et l’élégance de chaque pas lors des représentations profondes et dramatiques.
La soirée gala se déroule en 2 parties d’environ 50 minutes chacune.
Billets : 35, 40, 45 et 50 euros.
Pas de places de 35 euros à Gand.
Gala Concert ‘The Great Stories of Love’ targets the widest audience of Belgian ballet and classical music lovers, those who stay attuned to performing arts and the developments in the world of culture. However, even for those who might see a ballet performance for the first time in their lives, it’s a great introduction to the enchantment of a dance show; there’s no doubt that the memory of this encounter with the best Russian artists of our times will prove to be a lasting one…
The two principal ballet centers of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, preserve and cultivate the same traditions that can be traced back to the Imperial times and the emergence of Russian Ballet. However, the difference in the identities of Moscow and St. Petersburg is naturally reflected in the professional style of the dancers from the two cities. St. Petersburg with its aristocratic reserve and elevated elegance stands in stark contrast to the explosive temperament, dynamism and athletic vigor of the Moscow style of dance. In order to let you experience the diversity of the dancing cultures of the two Russian capitals, we invited the members of the most prominent ballet companies, such as Bolshoy Thater (Moscow), Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theaters (St. Petersburg) to take part in our project. Most of our dancers have secured prominent positions in the hierarchy of the Russian ballet, amid them are Anastasia Goryacheva (Bolshoy Theater), Oxana Bondareva (Mariinsky Theater), Svetlana Bednenko and Andrey Yakhnyuk (Mikhailovsky Theater) et al. There’re also those who have reached the heights in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and then moved on to adorn the best musical theaters of Europe. These are the soloists of Mariinsky Theater Maxim Chashchegorov and Ekaterina Petina – after saying goodbye to St. Petersburg, they were invited to take prominent positions in Bayerisches Statsballett and Staatsballett Berlin; we will also introduce you to one of the most accomplished European ballet dancers of our times, the star of Hungarian National Ballet Tatiana Melnik, the former prima ballerina of Stanislavsky Musical Theater, Moscow. The concerts’ special guest is the legendary Yelena Pankova, prima ballerina of Mariinsky Theater, English National Ballet and Bayerische Staatsoper – for the last few years Antwerpen has been her home.
The choice of Belgium, the heart of unified Europe, as the opening venue for Grand Ballet Gala ‘The Great Stories of Love’ is definitely not a random one. Back in the 19th century St. Petersburg, Russia, saw the emergence of the ballets that are now known and appreciated worldwide, being on the list of all the major companies. In order to achieve this spectacular breakthrough, the most prominent choreographers and composers of the time were invited to come to St. Petersburg: Ricardo Drigo, Cesare Pugni, Ludwig Minkus, Charles Lous Didelot (whose dancing career began at Thèâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels) et al. In Russia they created their new masterpieces in close collaboration with the Russian masters, such as Alexander Gorsky, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Glazunov and many others.
The period in question, that made such a difference for the subsequent developments in the art of dancing, saw the emergence of the most renowned artistic alliance, that linked together the names of the Russified Frenchman Marius Petipa who had dedicated over forty years of his life to Mariinsky Theater where he worked as the principal choreographer, and that of the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaikovsky. Their collaboration resulted in the creation of unsurpassed masterpieces, such as ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Nutcracker’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’.
Grand Ballet Gala ‘The Great Stories of Love’ is not just a concert in the traditional sense of the word, it’s more of a full-fledged show: the two acts will immerse the audience in the richness and diversity of romance, as featured in the duets from the most famous ballet performances of the 19th and 20th centuries. The ecstasy and high hopes of the first encounter from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (music by Sergey Prokofiev), the touching declaration of love of Odette and the Prince in the famous Adagio from Scene 2 of ‘Swan Lake’, the sensuous eroticism of the dynamic dialogue between Zobeide and the Golden Slave from ‘Sheherazade’ (music by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov), the flirting and coquetry of the sophisticated pas de deux from ‘The Carnival in Venice’ (music by Cesare Pugni), the pain and bitterness of betrayal in the duet from ‘Esmeralda’ (music by Cezare Pugni) – these are just a few glimpses of what Grand Ballet Gala ‘The Great Stories of Love’ will present at Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen on 14 February and at Capitole Gent on 15 February.