Polish National Ballet New Year’s Gala

TW-ONThe Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera invites you to the New Year's Gala of the Polish National Ballet on 1-2 January 2021. A selection of balletic gems performed by a smaller lineup of dancers will be broadcast online for free on VOD platform as part of a two-part Polish National Ballet New Year’s Gala.

The gala’s lineup includes principal dancers and other artists of Polish National Ballet. As for the classical repertoire, Yuka Ebihara and Vladimir Yaroshenko will perform the spectacular grand pas of Kitri and Basilio from Don Quixote accompanied by Elisabetta Formento and Palina Rusetskaya. Together with Chinara Alizade Dawid Trzensimiech will recreate the sophisticated pas de deux of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré from The Sleeping Beauty, then will be joined by Yurika Kitano in a cheerful, if little known in Poland, duet from Bournonville’s The Flower Festival in Genzano. Maksim Woitiul and Mai Kageyama will present a pas de deux from The Nutcracker, while Vladimir Yaroshenko and Chinara Alizade will return to the stage with the romantic pas de deux of Nikiya and Solor from La Bayadère. You will also see Pas d’Esclave from Le Corsaire danced by Mai Kageyama and Ryota Kitai as well as the Odalisque Pas de Trois (Aoi Choji, Palina Rusetskaya, Yume Okano). Last but not the least, Rinaldo Venuti and Melissa Abel will give you their rendition of the pas de deux of Bluebird and Princess Florine from The Sleeping Beauty. Marta Kluczyńska conducts the Orchestra of the Polish National Opera.

The gala will also give you a taste of the contemporary ballet repertoire choreographed by the PNB director: the unforgettable duet from Krzysztof Pastor’s Tristan and Isolde interpreted by Yuka Ebihara and Paweł Koncewoj, two ravishing fragments from Kurt Weill performed by Maksim Woitiul (Gebet), Rosa Pierro and Rinaldo Venuti (Wie lange noch?), Preludium and Toccata from a new ballet being developed by Mr Pastor’s to Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto, and the impressive finale of his hit ballet Moving Rooms with music by Schnittke and Górecki.

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