Sergei Polunin and Tamara Rojo perform Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand with The Royal Ballet, 2013. Find out more at… Frederick Ashton created Marguerite and Armand for Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in 1963 as a vehicle for their unique dance partnership. The narrative was drawn from the play La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, which also inspired Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. Ashton concentrates the play’s tragic essence in the choreography of great intensity – Fonteyn recalled that rehearsals for the work contained ‘a passion more real than life itself’. The ballet is set to Franz Liszt’s [More]
Tiler Peck from New York City Ballet performs first with Memphis jookin’ sensation Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and later, on the same program, with Russian ballet star Sergei Polunin. International Evenings I at the 2013 Vail International Dance Festival, Friday, August 2, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado. Budget Bulgar Music by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin Choreography by Charles Riley and Damian Woetzel with Tiler Peck (New York City Ballet) & Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Le Corsaire Act II Pas de Deux Music by Adolphe Adam, arranged by Riccardo Drigo with Tiler Peck (New York City Ballet) & [More]