Monday, June 27, 2011

Ballet Gala

Natalia Osipova, and David Hallberg perform in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

The First International Ballet Gala in Buenos Aires will take place on August 11 and 12, 2011, at the Teatro Coliseo. Some of the best ballet dancers from the most prestigious companies in the world - Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Paris National Opera, New York City Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, Bejart Ballet Loussane, Staatts Ballet Berlin, the National Contemporary Dance Company and Ballet of Argentina's Teatro Colon, will gather on stage.

The program will include four choreographic premieres in Argentina, two from the French genius Maurice Béjart and two from Ben van Cauwenbergh and Jose Martinez; two neo-classical choreographies by George Balanchine, and a selection of classics like "Le Corsaire", "Don Quixote" "Flames of Paris", "Sleeping Beauty" and "La Esmeralda", among others.

If you are familiar with Ballet, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, must ring a few bells. Also, Mathilde Froustey and Mathias Heymann - who at 22 years old won the title of "danseur etoile" (the highest title of the Ballet of the Opera National de Paris), will be part of this event. Other prominent figures that will delight us with their art on stage are: Daniil Simkin and Joseph Phillips of the American Ballet Theatre ; Ana Sophia Scheller, only Argentine member of the New York City Ballet, Yana Salenko, prima ballerina of Staatts Berlin Ballet; Pablo Fermani, member of the National Contemporary Dance Company of Argentina; Kateryna Shalkina and Oscar Chacon, Loussane Béjart Ballet soloists; as well as dancers from the Teatro Colón ballet, Natalia Pelayo and Federico Fernandez.


Image by the American Ballet Theatre.

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