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Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, an extremely controversial ballet in its day, but appreciated now as a pioneering classic, will be staged at this year’s Galway Arts Festival.
THE REGINA Rogers School of Ballet has long been a valued presence on Galway’s cultural landscape and next weekend it celebrates its silver jubilee with three gala dance performances in the Town Hall Theatre.
MAKE A date with Music for Galway for a Valentine’s night concert, featuring a leading Italian pianist seeking to capture the music, art, and romance of Paris in the early 1900s.
The Knight of the Sad Face and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful, humorous and virtuoso ballet. Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote premiered in Moscow in 1869 with music by Ludwig Minkus and met with resounding success from the start. The novelty lay within its break from the supernatural universe of romantic ballet. Written as if it were a play for the theatre, the work had realistic heroes and a solidly structured plot and scenes. The libretto and the choreography were handed down without interruption in Russia, but Petipa’s version remained unknown in the west for a long time. In 1981, Rudolf Nureyev introduced his own version of the work into the Paris Opera’s repertoire. While retaining the great classical pages and the strong, fiery dances, the choreographer gave greater emphasis to the comic dimension contriving a particularly lively and light-hearted production.
Dance fans in Galway and Athlone are about to get a wonderful double helping of festive fun as Youth Ballet West takes to the stage of the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on tomorrow Friday December 14 and the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Saturday and Sunday December 15-16.
It is Christmas and Clara receives a nutcracker doll as a Christmas present. Asleep under the Christmas tree, at the stroke of midnight, the magic begins. Clara is swept along into a world of mice and soldiers, caught in a snowflake blizzard and swept into the kingdom of the sweets, with the delectable Sugar Plum Fairy. A sparkling Christmas classic.
THIS SUNDAY at 4pm, The Eye Cinema in Wellpark will screen the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of the great romantic Russian ballet, Raymonda, live via satellite from Moscow.
LEADING IRISH ballerina Monica Loughman, and Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre, will bring the ballet La Sylphide to the Town Hall Theatre on Friday April 20 and Saturday 21 at 8pm.
Theatre enthusiasts in Athlone are in for a real treat this weekend, when international ballet stars will be gracing the stage of the Dean Crowe Theatre on Saturday March 30 and Sunday April 1.
Shauna Coffey, a native of Athlone and a senior student of the Shannon Dance Academy, was selected to dance with Macnas for the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.