|Segerstrom Center – Marat Shemiunov and Ekaterina Borchenko in
Mikhailovsky Ballet’s The Flames of Paris – Photo by Stas Levshin
Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia brings Paris, France to Orange County with The Flames of Paris! They will perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting November 28th through November 30th. Let the 2014 – 2015 International Dance Series begin! This ballet has been know for it’s theatrical component as well as the physical demands and advanced techniques that challenges the dancers throughout the performance. It is usually performed in excerpts, but thanks to the Mikhailovsky Ballet, we get to see the full production!
|Segerstrom Center – Mikhailovsky Ballet’s The Flames of Paris – Photo by Stas Levshin
November 28 – 30, 2014
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- Friday at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
- The Flames of Paris (American Premiere)
- Choreography by Vasily Vainonen
- Revised by Mikhail Messerer
- Music by Boris Asafiev
Free Preview Talks will be given one hour prior to each performance by Mikhail Messerer, choreographer-in-chief of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, interviewed by producer and artist representative Sergei Danilian._______________________________________________________________________________
Principal Casting for The Flames of Paris at Segerstrom Center the Arts.
Artists and program are subject to change.November 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Jeanne – Oksana BondarevaPhilippe – Ivan VasilievDiana Mireille – Irina PerrenAntoine Mistral – Leonid SarafanovConductor – Pavel Bubelnikov
November 29 at 2 p.m.
Jeanne – Angelina VorontsovaPhilippe – Ivan ZaitsevDiana Mireille – Irina PerrenAntoine Mistral – Mario LabradorConductor – Valentin Bogdanov
November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Jeanne – Oksana BondarevaPhilippe – Ivan VasilievDiana Mireille – Ekaterina BorchenkoAntoine Mistral – Victor LebedevConductor – Pavel Bubelnikov
November 30 at 2 p.m.
Jeanne – Angelina VorontsovaPhilippe – Ivan VasilievDiana Mireille – Irina PerrenAntoine Mistral – Leonid SarafanovConductor – Pavel Bubelnikov
ABOUT MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET COMPANY:
The Mikhailovsky Ballet is a diverse dance company that has both a classical and a modern repertoire. It was established by decree of Tsar Nicholas I in 1833. Before the 1917 Revolution, the Mikhailovsky Theater did not have its own resident company so they hired a French company, hired by the Russian Imperial Theatres, or at the end of the century by the Mariinsky Theatre and Alexandrinsky Theatre companies. The theater hosted many significant events in ballet history. In 1923, George Balanchine staged dances in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel. The ballet company was officially founded by Fyodor Lopukhov in 1933.Today, Nacho Duato is artistic director and Mikhail Messerer is ballet master in chief. The Mikhailovsky Ballet company was nominated for the Best Foreign Dance Company Award at the National Dance Awards in 2008!