▶ (The Little Humpbacked Horse: Ocean and Pearls) Трио Океана и Жемчужин из балета «Конёк-горбунок» – YouTube


Grand Prix Final of Mikhailovsky theatre (November, 21, 2012)

Vaganova Ballet Academy

Trio of Ocean and Pearls from ‘The Little Humpbacked Horse’ ballet

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Pleasant Stuff: Understanding How Ratmansky Reminds Us of “The Art of Ballet”



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Cendrillon, Théâtre Mariinsky, 2002

Crédit : Iouri Belinski / ITAR-TASS

The Bolshoi is a hit on the big screen

En commandant à Ratmansky ce ballet en trois actes de Prokofiev, le théâtre a porté le chorégraphe de 36 ans du rang de débutant à celui de professionnel de haut niveau. Seul un maître peut donner vie à ce genre de partitions, et Ratmansky l’a fait comme l’un des plus grands. Il a invité d’autres artistes, Ilya Outkine et Evgueni Monakhov, qu’il aurait été auparavant impossible d’imaginer sur la scène académique russe.

By ordering Ratmansky ballet in three acts by Prokofiev, 
theater choreographer brought the 36 years of the rank beginner 
to high-level professional. Only a master can give life to this kind of 
partitions, and Ratmansky has done as one of the greatest. He invited 
other artists, Ilya Utkin and Yevgeny Monakhov, it would have been previously 
impossible to imagine the Russian academic scene.

Ensemble il ont conçu un hommage à l’utopie soviétique du ballet, avec une « valse des étoiles » citant subtilement la « valse de Mochkov » et les « études de Glier », que les ballerines adoraient danser avant la guerre et au son desquelles marchaient avec enthousiasme les jeunes du Komsomol.

Together they designed a tribute to the Soviet utopia of ballet, with a "dance 
of the stars" subtly quoting "Mochkov Waltz" and "Glier studies" that 
worshiped ballerinas dancing before the war and marched to the sound which 
enthusiastic young Komsomol .

Le Clair ruisseau, Théâtre du Bolchoï, 2003

Crédit : E.Fetisova / Bolshoï

L’idée de faire renaître un ballet soviétique réprimé sur la vie dans les kolkhozes a été accueillie avec scepticisme par plus d’un. Mais Ratmansky a choisi de se concentrer principalement sur la musique colorée et grotesque de Chostakovitch. Cependant, sous le voile du kolkhoze était caché un véritable vaudeville français, où le mari-agronome n’a aucune idée que sa femme du kolkhoze a étudié à l’école de ballet, ce qui donne lieu à de nombreuses situations comiques.

The idea of reviving a Soviet ballet repressed about life in the collective farms 
was greeted with skepticism by many. But Ratmansky has chosen to focus primarily 
on the grotesque and colorful music of Shostakovich. However, under the veil of 
the kolkhoz wa hidden a real French vaudeville, where the husband - agronomist 
has no idea that his wife kolkhoz studied at the ballet school, which gives 
rise to many comic situations .

Le clou du ballet est le solo d’un danseur classique avec un vieux paysan, qui doit jouer le rôle d’une partenaire-Sylphide. Dans cette scène le chorégraphe a finement joué avec le style du vieux ballet, la danse sur les pointes par un homme, et la psychologie masculine même. Contre toute attente, le spectacle a rencontré un grand succès lors de la tournée du Bolchoï à Paris et à Londres, et l’American Ballet Theater a même monté ce ballet sur la scène du Metropolitan Opera de New-York.

The ballet of the nail is the solo of a ballet dancer with an old peasant who 
has to play the role of a partner - Sylphide. In this scene the choreographer 
finely played with the style of the old ballet, dancing on the tips of a man, 
and the same male psychology. Against all odds, the show was a great success 
during the tour of the Bolshoi in Paris and London and the American Ballet 
Theater has even mounted this ballet on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera 
in New York.

Saisons russes, New York City Ballet, 2006

Crédit : New York City Ballet

Loin des réalités russes et des querelles de ballerines, Ratmansky a monté un ballet mordant basé sur la musique des chants du Nord russe, recueillis et revisités par le compositeur Leonid Desyatnikov. La musique de ce dernier sera, pour le chorégraphe, au moins aussi importante que celle de Chostakovitch.

Far from the Russian realities and ballerinas quarrels Ratmansky 
staged a bite ballet based on the music of the Russian North songs, 
collected and revisited by composer Leonid Desyatnikov. The music of the 
latter will, for the choreographer, at least as important as that of 
Shostakovich.

Malgré le nom du ballet, on n’y retrouve pas de détails ethnographiques : ces danses rappellent les rondes traditionnelles de manière subtile, comme les tuniques des ballerines les sarafanes, et la coloration nationale du spectacle ne vient pas des couvre-chef des danseurs mais du jeu irrégulier des rythmes.

Despite the name of the ballet, we do not find ethnographic detail: these 
dances are reminiscent of the traditional round subtly, like tunics ballerinas 
the Sarafan and the national color of the show does not come from hat dancers 
but the irregular rhythm game.

Ces combinaisons semblent très claires et le mouvement est facilement reconnaissable. Tantôt le festin, tantôt la grande nostalgie, sont incarnés par cinq couples de danseurs, et chacun de ces dix personnages conduit, à un moment, le reste du groupe.

These combinations seem very clear and movement is easily recognizable. 
Sometimes the feast, sometimes great nostalgia , are played by five pairs 
of dancers, and each of these ten characters leads at a time, the rest of 
the group.

Opéra, Théâtre La Scala de Milan, 2013

Crédit : Teatro alla Scala

Ce spectacle créé dans la maison d’opéra la plus connue d’Europe a dévoilé que Ratmansky était plus qu’un simple connaisseur et admirateur du passé du ballet soviétique. En collaborant de nouveau avec Leonid Desyatnikov, il a voulu rendre hommage au grand art d’avant-Mozart.

This show created in the most famous opera house in Europe revealed that 
Ratmansky was more than a connoisseur and admirer of the past Soviet ballet. 
By collaborating again with Leonid Desyatnikov, he wanted to pay tribute 
to the great art avant- Mozart.

Dans ce spectacle, les majestueux dieux et héros antiques se livrent à des festins baroques sur les textes de Metastasio et en paraphrasant Gluck. La chorégraphie conserve également tous les paradoxes subtils des rythmes de Ratmansky et la densité diabolique des mouvements de chaque action musicale.

In this show, majestic ancient gods and heroes engage in Baroque feasts 
on the texts of Metastasio and paraphrasing Gluck. The choreography also 
retains all the subtle paradoxes rhythms Ratmansky and diabolical density 
movements of each musical output.

Paquita, Ballet d’État de Bavière, 2014

Credit: Bavarian State Ballet
Crédit : Ballet d'État de Bavière

This former ballet by Petipa is another love of Ratmansky. 
When he headed the Bolshoi Ballet, Ratmansky was mounted it 
in collaboration with Yuri Burlak's luxurious Corsaire. 
Paquita is another rare piece of the ballet repertoire. 
To reconstruct this lost work after the Revolution, 
he had to study the Harvard University Archives. The 
ballet creates a perfect harmony of the past and present.
Cet ancien ballet de Petipa est un autre amour de Ratmansky. Quand il dirigeait le ballet du Bolchoï, Ratmansky avait monté en collaboration avec Yuri Burlak un luxueux Corsaire. Paquita est une autre pièce rare du répertoire de ballet. Pour reconstituer cette œuvre perdue après la Révolution, il a dû étudier les archives de l’Université d’Harvard. La ballet crée une harmonie parfaite du passé et du présent.
All the vicissitudes of fate of high French aristocrat in a gypsy camp in Spain
are told by expressive pantomime . Ballerina legs do not go up to the ears 
but gently raise a little above the waist.

Toutes les péripéties du destin d’une aristocrate française élevée dans un campement de bohémiens en Espagne sont racontées par des pantomimes expressifs. Les jambes de ballerines ne montent pas jusqu’aux oreilles mais se soulèvent délicatement un peu plus haut que la taille.

 

Leurs partenaires n’essaient même pas de lancer les danseuses au-dessus de leur tête mais touchent à peine leur ceinture, en les retenant dans des positions pittoresques. La bohémienne se permet d’accepter la proposition de l’aristocrate épris d’elle seulement quand elle découvre ses origines nobles.

Their partners do not even try to start the dancers over their heads but barely 
touch their belt, holding them in picturesque positions. It is only possible 
to accept the proposal of the aristocrat in love with her only when she discovers 
his noble origins.

NEW! Marcelo Gomes Scholarship at Harid Conservatory ($25,000)


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HARID Conservatory Announces $25,000
Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program

The HARID Conservatory recently announced an exciting new initiative to support the training of male dancers. The Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program will provide a number of qualified finalists the opportunity to attend HARID’s four-week Summer School on full scholarship. During the Summer School, they will compete for a grand prize: the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship. The Scholarship will support the winner’s continued studies at the school during the 2015–16 academic year.

Each of the Program finalists will receive an award valued at $3,200 to cover his tuition, room, and board at HARID’s Summer School. The Marcelo Gomes Scholarship, valued at $6,000, will offset the winner’s fees for room and board during the academic year. (All students study tuition free at HARID during the academic year.)

HARID director, Gordon Wright, stated, “We are pleased to name this new scholarship initiative in honor of Marcelo Gomes, one of HARID’s most-distinguished alumni. Marcelo has enjoyed an esteemed career as a principal artist with American Ballet Theatre in New York City. He is revered worldwide for his technical expertise, artistic sensibility, and his exceptional abilities as a partner. Being named the winner of a scholarship bearing Marcelo’s name will be a tremendous honor and a feather in the cap of any young male dancer.”

Male dance students 13–16 years of age are invited to apply to the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program by attending a HARID Summer School audition in January or February (www.harid.edu/auditions), or by submitting an electronic application on or before February 15, 2015. Electronic application requirements include a video presentation of class work and a personal statement. Visit www.harid.edu/marcelo-gomes-scholarship for details. The finalists will be selected by a jury comprised of HARID’s director and ballet faculty. The winner of the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship will be announced at the conclusion of Summer School.

………………………………………

Marcelo Gomes left his native Brazil at age fourteen to enroll at The HARID Conservatory. While a student at the school, he competed at the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition. There, he was awarded the Hope Prize in recognition of his significant potential. After graduating from HARID, Marcelo spent an additional year studying at the Paris Opera Ballet School and was then asked to join American Ballet Theatre. He was soon promoted to soloist and, just two years later, he was made a principal dancer of the Company.

 

Most balletomanes know that Marcel Gomes was (in part) a product of the famed Harid Conservatory in FL, and the prodigal son has returned to endow the school with the well-spent fund in hopes of assisting male dancers to their dreams of becoming ballet dancers. This is an amazing endowment (from a dancer). Called putting your money where your mouth is….call it a LEAP of faith. They are very happy and would appreciate a SHARE-

HARID Conservatory Announces $25,000
Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program

The HARID Conservatory recently announced an exciting new initiative to support the training of male dancers. The Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program will provide a number of qualified finalists the opportunity to attend HARID’s four-week Summer School on full scholarship. During the Summer School, they will compete for a grand prize: the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship. The Scholarship will support the winner’s continued studies at the school during the 2015–16 academic year.

Each of the Program finalists will receive an award valued at $3,200 to cover his tuition, room, and board at HARID’s Summer School. The Marcelo Gomes Scholarship, valued at $6,000, will offset the winner’s fees for room and board during the academic year. (All students study tuition free at HARID during the academic year.)

HARID director, Gordon Wright, stated, “We are pleased to name this new scholarship initiative in honor of Marcelo Gomes, one of HARID’s most-distinguished alumni. Marcelo has enjoyed an esteemed career as a principal artist with American Ballet Theatre in New York City. He is revered worldwide for his technical expertise, artistic sensibility, and his exceptional abilities as a partner. Being named the winner of a scholarship bearing Marcelo’s name will be a tremendous honor and a feather in the cap of any young male dancer.”

Male dance students 13–16 years of age are invited to apply to the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship Program by attending a HARID Summer School audition in January or February (www.harid.edu/auditions), or by submitting an electronic application on or before February 15, 2015. Electronic application requirements include a video presentation of class work and a personal statement. Visit www.harid.edu/marcelo-gomes-scholarship for details. The finalists will be selected by a jury comprised of HARID’s director and ballet faculty. The winner of the Marcelo Gomes Scholarship will be announced at the conclusion of Summer School.

………………………………………

Marcelo Gomes left his native Brazil at age fourteen to enroll at The HARID Conservatory. While a student at the school, he competed at the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition. There, he was awarded the Hope Prize in recognition of his significant potential. After graduating from HARID, Marcelo spent an additional year studying at the Paris Opera Ballet School and was then asked to join American Ballet Theatre. He was soon promoted to soloist and, just two years later, he was made a principal dancer of the Company.

Gomes was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2001. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Benois de la Danse following a performance of Lar Lubovitch’s Othello in Moscow. Marcelo has performed at numerous international dance festivals and as a guest artist with many companies, including the Kirov Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and the New York City Ballet.

Marcelo has recently begun a successful career as a choreographer while maintaining his schedule as one of classical ballet’s most sought-after male dancers.

Ballerina over the moon with selection | Illawarra Mercury


Dapto’s Charlee Corrie is headed for New York City

By LOUISE TURK

Jan. 6, 2015, 4:43 p.m.

Charlee Corrie is a finalist in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

Charlee Corrie is a finalist in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

The world is a stage for Dapto ballet dancer Charlee Corrie who has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition.

The nine-year-old is among a shortlist of international finalists who will compete in the annual event, which is held in April over six days at multiple venues around New York City.

The Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition and is regarded by many as a stepping stone to a professional dance career for young people aged nine to 19.

Charlee will dance in workshops and in staged performances with other finalists, under the watchful eyes of judges and scouts from the world’s best ballet schools.

To be selected for the New York finals, Charlee submitted a DVD of her performance of the doll variation from the classical ballet Coppelia and a contemporary piece titled The Ballet Dancer.

Charlee is trained by her mother Vanessa Corrie, principal of the Vanessa Lee Dance Academy at Dapto, and dance teacher Chantelle Watts.

Ms Corrie choreographed the contemporary piece; and Ms Corrie and Ms Watts instructed Charlee as she learnt the classical variation.

The DVD audition took place in November and the Corries were notified of Charlee’s success by email on December 21.

‘‘I was shocked and over the moon with the news,’’ said Ms Corrie, who will accompany her daughter to New York.

Charlee’s father Brad Corrie and her younger sister Ruby, 6, will also make the journey to cheer on the budding ballerina.

‘‘We are all going over to support Charlee in this fantastic opportunity,’’ Ms Corrie said.

‘‘It will broaden her experience to participate in classes with kids from around the world and the performance experience will be amazing.

‘‘She will be dancing with the cream of the crop.’’

Charlee will compete in the 9-11 years age division of the competition which culminates in a gala night performance at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theatre.

Ms Corrie said she noticed her daughter’s strong dance potential around the age of seven.

‘‘She has the physical facilities – good flexibility and turnout – and she is also clever at picking up choreography and retaining it,’’ Ms Corrie said.

‘‘She is also very responsive in class and picks up the corrections easily.’’

Charlee successfully auditioned for a position in the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Program in 2014. She will start attending workshops and personal visits with the esteemed Melbourne-based school this year.

Meanwhile, before Charlee starts polishing her New York routines, she is rehearsing this week with other Vanessa Lee Dance Academy students in the lead-up to the Showcase National Dance Championships, to be held at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast from January 12 to 19.

The dance school is competing in 20 troupe dances at the event which attracts competitors from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Charlee will perform in 16 routines during the week.

via Ballerina over the moon with selection | Illawarra Mercury.

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