Three ballets by the Father of American Ballet, George Balanchine. Ib Andersen is one of a handful of artists worldwide entrusted by the Balanchine Trust to stage these masterpieces.
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Music by Alexander Glazunov
Set to a melodic and enchanting musical score, Raymonda Variations is a bustle of precise ballet technique that materializes into a spectacle of dance with a succession of remarkable solos at its center.
The Arizona premiere of Raymonda Variations is sponsored in part by Dr. Eleanore Jane Rosenthal.
Music by Gabriel Fauré
Emeralds evokes the elegance and romanticism of 19th century ballet. With a lush score by Fauré and dancers dressed in Romantic-length tutus Emeralds also can be a window on the nostalgia inherent in much late 19th-century art, with its idealized view of the Middle Ages, chivalry, and courtly love.
The Four Temperaments
Music by Paul Hindemith
Breaking with convention, Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments is an experimental work that portrays the medieval concept of the four personality types (Melancholic, Sanguinic, Phlegmatic, and Choleric). Brilliantly choreographed and filled with arresting solos and ensembles, The Four Temperaments introduced new possibilities for ballet that continues to challenge dancers and audiences equally.
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