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The Bolshoi Ballet @ The Eye

THE BOLSHOI Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s Jewels is to be broadcast live via satellite from The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to The Eye Cinema in Galway.

Galway is very close to the hearts of the Perm company

It has been six years since the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet last visited Galway so needless to say there is great excitement about the company’s forthcoming return to the Town Hall with their staging of Giselle. One of the greatest Romantic ballets, Giselle is visually captivating and hauntingly beautiful. In the Perm Ballet’s production of this perennial classic, glorious costumes coupled with stunning sets and superb dancers guarantee a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

Athlone to host European GAA football finals

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Westmeath’s largest flagship event of The Gathering - the European Gaelic Football Championship finals - was launched this week at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in front of an august selection of guests.

Galway Theatre Festival announces programme

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A LARGE crowd turned out for the launch of the programme for the Galway Theatre Festival 2013 at Massimo last Friday evening.

A welcome for the whistleblower

You could be forgiven for thinking the world has gone back 50 years — there are Kennedys all over Ireland, there are spies hiding out in Moscow and trying to fly to Havana, there are hurling strongholds like Waterford left in the football championship and to cap it all, the Rolling Stones are still giving concerts.

Classical and ballet @ The Eye

THE BOLSHOI Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet and The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performing Berlioz and Mendelssohn are to be screened at The Eye Cinema.

John Daly to Get Deeper @ The Cellar

JOHN DALY, one of Ireland’s leading DJs, will be hitting the decks at Get Deeper in The Cellar Underground this Saturday at 11pm.

Will the greenway be our green shoot?

One of the upsides of the ‘we are where we are” scenario that has engulfed this country for the last few years is that it is forcing more and more people to look for opportunities in the sea of adversity in which we are all floundering. One of these opportunities has come to Galway in the past 48 hours with the news that a greenway trail for cyclists and pedestrians from Oughterard to Clifden has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

Don Quixote live at Mayo Movie World

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.

Driving on the left – we’re right and everyone else is wrong

That fellow Napoleon has an awful lot to answer for. Not satisfied with conquering the whole of Europe he has left a legacy that divides us from the Continent and indeed from most of the world.

 

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