Turning Point - Klasszikus balettgála


The Hungarian National Ballet is delighted to be taking part in the National Dance Theatre's opening celebration series. The festive gala programme offers a selection from the ensemble's classical and modern repertoires, with the added feature of providing an opportunity for the next generation of dancers to make their debuts alongside artists at the height of their powers.

The performance of the Waltz of the Flowers by students of the Hungarian National Ballet Academy will kick off the evening from the classical side, to be followed by Hans van Manen's Trois Gnossiennes, which presents a broad spectrum of the modern repertoire, and George Balanchine's Theme and Variations, a modern classic choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky and treating stylistic elements of classical ballet.
After the interval, the stage will again belong to the young: The Power of the Moment was an award-winning production from Vienna's VIBE ballet competition. The evening will then continue with key dances – two pas de deux and one pas de trois – from three important pieces from the classical repertoire: Spartacus, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote. Closing out the evening will be William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, a work that just about sums up the Hungarian National Ballet's effort to provide variety: a homage to classical technique, it is at the same time considered one of the most challenging short modern ballet pieces.

Complete programme:

1. Waltz of the Flowers (K. Mráz – P. I. Tchaikovsky)
2. Trois Gnossiennes
3. Theme and Variations

Interval

4. The Power of the Moment (A. Vetési – Animus Vox)
5. Spartacus – pas de deux from Act 3
6. Le Corsaire – pas de trois from Act 2
7. Don Quixote – pas de deux from Act 3
8. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude


The Waltz of theFlowers (K. Mráz – P. I. Tchaikovsky) and the The Power of the Moment (A.Vetési – Animus Vox) are performed by the students of the Hungarian National Ballet Academy, the male variation is danced by Szilárd Kökény Hámori.


Trois Gnossiennes

Ballet in one act

General cast

Solo female
Lili Felméry / Cristina Balaban / Tatiana Melnik
Solo male
Iurii Kekalo / Mikalai Radziush
Featuring on piano
György Lázár / Başak Dilara Özdemir Lakatos

Credits

Choreographer
Hans van Manen
Composer
Erik Satie
Set designer
Hans van Manen
Costume designer
Joop Stokvis / Hans van Manen
Lighting designer
Jan Hofstra
Répétiteurs
Tamás Solymosi / Mária Aradi
Rehearsals supervised by
Igone de Jongh
Company répétiteurs
Mária Aradi

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Theme & Variations

Ballet in one act
Choreography by George Balanchine @ The George Balanchine Trust

General cast

Main male soloist
Zoltán Oláh
Main female soloist
Lea Földi

Credits

Choreographer
George Balanchine
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume designer
István Rózsa
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Lighting designer
Tamás Solymosi
Répétiteur
John Clifford
Company répétiteurs
Imre Dózsa / Marianna Venekei / Mária Aradi

Spartacus

Ballet in three acts

General cast

Spartacus
Iurii Kekalo
Flavia, his wife
Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova

Credits

Choreographer
László Seregi
Composer
Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Libretto after the novel of Howard Fast by
László Seregi
Costume designer
Gábor Forray
Costume designer
Tivadar Márk
Assistant to the choreographer
Ildikó Kaszás
Company répétiteurs
Ildikó Pongor / Marianna Venekei

Le Corsaire

Ballet in three acts
On the Opera's programme for the first time

General cast

Medora
Minjung Kim
Conrad
Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Slave
András Rónai

Credits

Choreography after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
Anna-Marie Holmes / Tamás Solymosi
Composer
Adolphe Adam / Cesare Pugni / Léo Delibes / Riccardo Drigo / Pyotr Oldenburg
Jules-Henri de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier's libretto revised by
Anna-Marie Holmes
Costume designer
István Rózsa
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Lighting designer
Kirk Bookman
Répétiteurs
Tamás Solymosi / Anna-Marie Holmes
Company répétiteurs
Mária Aradi / Ildikó Pongor / Imre Dózsa / Marianna Venekei / Angéla Kövessy

Don Quixote

Ballet in three acts

General cast

Basil
Gergely Leblanc
Kitri
Diana Kosyreva

Credits

Libretto after the novel of the same title by Miguel de Cervantes
Marius Petipa
Choreographer
Alexander Gorsky / Marius Petipa / Kasyan Goleizovsky / Michael Messerer
Composer
Ludwig Minkus
Costume designer
István Rózsa
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Lighting designer
Kirk Bookman
Répétiteurs
Olga Sabadosh / Evgeny Popov / Anna Andrushko / Ksenia Oyvental
Company répétiteurs
Mária Aradi / Imre Dózsa / Angéla Kövessy / Ildikó Pongor / Tamás Solymosi / Marianna Venekei

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Ballet in one act

General cast

First girl
Yourim Lee / Lea Földi
Second girl
Diana Kosyreva / Cristina Balaban
Third girl
Minjung Kim / Tatiana Melnik
Fifth boy
Gergő Ármin Balázsi / Dmitry Timofeev
Second boy
András Rónai / Ryosuke Morimoto

Credits

Choreographer
William Forsythe
Composer
Franz Schubert
Set and lighting designer
William Forsythe
Costume designer
Stephen Galloway
Technical supervisor
Sebastian Rietz
Staging ballet master
Amy Raymond / Agnès Noltenius
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Oct. 12, 2018

Events

2019. February 19., Tue, 19:00