After last season’s superb success of Harlequinade, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the artistic direction of Vladimir Issaev, will launch their 2010-2011 season with a very unique repertoire of his own and of guest choreographer Yanis Pikieris. The company will perform Issaev’s Four Seasons and Pikieris’ new piece Danzon No. 2, followed by the stunning production of Petrouchka.
Petrouchka, is a one act and four scene ballet, written by Igor Stravinsky. The ballet is set in the middle of a Russian fair and tells the story of three puppets: Petrouchka, the clown, (Fan Shi) who is hopelessly in love with the Ballerina, (Kaori Fukui or Chloe Mc Kanne) who is enamored with the Moor (Andrey Konkin). All three puppets are commanded by the Charlatan, a sinister, bearded puppeteer and magician, who gives the puppets human emotions.
Issaev’s extraordinary set of four Pas de Deux: Four Seasons, will be performed to music of Verdi from his Grand Opera Les Vêpres Siciliennes.Issaev’s ballet premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg Russia with extraordinary reviews while Danzon No.2 premiered in Mexico by Ballet de Monterrey and now renowned choreographer, Yanis Pikieris, brings this piece to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. Both neo-classical pieces, performed by the professional dancers of the company, enhance the troupe’s repertoire and high performance quality.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida continues its growth. Ten professional dancers compose the principal cast who accompanied by another group of talented young emerging dancers, will present this season opener.
Florida audiences will have three opportunities to enjoy this production: Saturday, October 2nd at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 3rd at 3 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura). Tickets are available at aventuracenter.org or by calling 305-466-8002. Sunday, October 10th at 3 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale). Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org or by calling 954-462 0222.
For information, call Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida at 305-935-3232 or visit ArtsBalletTheatre.org