Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Contemporary Evening
Sunday, March 19th 2017
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$17 / $10 everyone 21 and under (Box Office only)
Pre-show talk at 12:40pm by Jacob's Pillow Director of Preservation, Norton Owen, a co-presentation with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Music: Igor Stravinsky, Carl Czerny, Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography: Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander, Alexei Ratmansky
Program: The Cage, Études, Russian Seasons
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
The Bolshoi boldly takes on a new challenge in a triptych of works by three masters of modern and contemporary choreography. For the first time, the company performs The Cage by legendary Academy Award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, a master of visualizing and translating music to movement. Together with Harald Lander’s homage to classical ballet in Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s colorful folklore-inspired Russian Seasons, A Contemporary Evening brings some of the best dancers in the world together with masters of contemporary choreography. The result promises to be an outstanding synthesis of Robbins’s energy, Lander’s virtuosity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance in a programming first.
Norton Owen has been associated with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1976 and has been Director of Preservation since 1990, overseeing the PillowTalks series as well as projects involving documentation, exhibitions, audience engagement, and archival issues. He is the curator of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, an acclaimed online video resource that reaches audiences worldwide. In 2000, Dance/USA selected him for its Ernie Award, honoring “unsung heroes who have led exemplary lives in dance.” He has also received awards from the Dance Films Association and the José Limón Dance Foundation, and he is a past chair of the Dance Heritage Coalition.