Millepied Robbins Balanchine

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Millepied Robbins Balanchine says
Benjamin Millepied pays tribute to his masters, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two truly great choreographers, both of Russian origin, who led the American School, and dance in general, to rarely attained heights.

Performed at the Opera de Paris (Paris Garnier) and recorded in October 2015. This breathtaking stage performance can only be seen at the Mission Theater in Portland

January 8th 8:30pm $15

January 17th 2:30pm $15

Opus 19/The Dreamer
Music Sergei Prokofiev (Concerto pour violon n°1 en ré majeur)
Choreography Jerome Robbins
Thème et Variations
Music Piotr Ilytch Tchaïkovski
Choreography George Balanchine

Millepied has created a ballet that presents both the company and his overall project for dance at the Paris Opera. The result of an artistic collaboration with composer Nico Muhly, this highly contemporary creation also seeks to highlight the excellence of classical technique and its significance for dance today.
The Paris Opera Ballet is all the richer for the inclusion of Opus19 / The Dreamer in its repertoire. This elegant piece, imagined by Jerome Robbins in 1979, is a variation for two dancers to Sergei Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, portraying the daydream of a young man and his unreal counterpart. The revival of George Balanchine Thème et Variations, to music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky, offers another facet of dance from across the Atlantic. This classical and virtuoso group ballet, one of the repertoire's most demanding, also pays tribute to the Imperial Ballet of old Russia and its most famous master: Marius Petipa.
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By: McMenamins Mission Theater