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

Credits

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

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
Tamás Solymosi / Anna-Marie Holmes
Composer
Pyotr Oldenburg / Riccardo Drigo / Léo Delibes / Cesare Pugni / Adolphe Adam
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
Anna-Marie Holmes / Tamás Solymosi
Company répétiteurs
Angéla Kövessy / Mária Aradi / Marianna Venekei / Imre Dózsa / Ildikó Pongor

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
Michael Messerer / Kasyan Goleizovsky / Marius Petipa / Alexander Gorsky
Composer
Ludwig Minkus
Costume designer
István Rózsa
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Lighting designer
Kirk Bookman
Répétiteurs
Ksenia Oyvental / Anna Razenko / Evgeny Popov / Olga Sabadosh
Company répétiteurs
Marianna Venekei / Tamás Solymosi / Ildikó Pongor / Angéla Kövessy / Imre Dózsa / Mária Aradi

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Ballet in one act

General cast

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

Credits

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

Events

2019. February 19., Tue, 19:00