State Ballet of Georgia with Nina Ananiashvili Performs at Royce Hall
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The talented young dancers of Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre perform two of ballet's most lyrical works: Sleeping Beauty and Paquita. With a sumptuous score by Tchaikovsky, a fairy tale plot of the triumph of good over evil and classical courtly style, Sleeping Beauty is the ideal production for Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's accomplished student dancers. Paquita is Petipa's virtuosic 1881 ballet about a young girl who saves the life of a young French officer, who himself is the target of a Spanish governor who plots to have him killed. A much-loved ballet that showcases the talents of its soloists, Paquita's choreography includes the famous Grand Pas Classique, the Pas de Trois and the Children's Mazurka. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Humberto Capiro
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AN UNDERDOG MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT, AND I LOVE AN UNDERDOG! So it was a pleasure to see the State Ballet of Georgia on a non-Nina Ananiashvili day so I could not be influenced by the STAR! Eventhough I am not an expert in ballet, I have seen plenty of ballet in my ** years. I recall seeing Mikhail Baryshnikov with ABT in the 70's at the great Shrine Auditorium which is the BEST dance venue in LA, so I feel that my opinion might have some weight. The program on sunday was "Giselle" and it was different and shorter than the ones I have seen before but still a very enjoyable production. Although most of the dancers were young, they still impressed me specially Irakli Bakhtadze who was SOO ELEGANT that he reminded me in his features of Rudolf Nureyev. Eventhough the company and production did not reach the level of many of the companies I have enjoyed in my many ** years
I will go to see them again in a hearbeat and root for THE UNDERDOG!!
If you wan to know what I mean by UNDERDOG, go to this great article link below: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/02/14_ballet.shtml
Quotes & Highlights
“Nina Ananiashvili has never failed to light up the stage. The star presence she brings…invariably fills every scene with drama.” —New York Times
- Feb 21 at 8pm (Mixed Repertory w/Nina Ananiashvilli)
- Feb 23 at 2pm (Giselle)
- Feb 23 at 8pm (Giselle w/ Nina Ananiashvilli)
- Feb 24 at 2pm (Giselle)
_Please note that Ms. Ananiashvilli will only be performing at the select dates indicated above.
Born out of the ashes of a revolution and led by two luminaries of Russian dance, Bolshoi and ABT ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, and the Bolshoi’s former artistic director Alexei Fadeyechev, the newly formed State Ballet of Georgia is on its way to posing a serious challenge to Moscow’s artistic dominance. Since her sensational debut with the Bolshoi Ballet in 1981, the Georgian-born Ananiashvili has joined the ranks of the world’s most celebrated artists, dazzling audiences with her “prodigious, space-devouring leaps and vivacity” New York Times.
The mixed repertory program includes Balanchine’s Chaconne; a new ballet by Yuri Possokhov, resident choreographer of San Francisco Ballet, set to traditional Georgian music; and a new work by the Bolshoi’s Aleksei Ratmansky.