Invited by the Guangzhou Opera House as a part of the 2012 New Year Season, the National Opera Ballet of Bordeaux from France will have a two night performance on Jan. 14 and 15. 【New Year Concert Series】
The first night concentrates five French ballet classic excerpts. The whole performance will be started with George Balanchine's work "Apollo," marking the first 30 minutes. Then, a ten-minute Pas de deux from "Romeo and Juliet," eight-minutes from "The Taming of a Shrew" and a twelve-minute Pas de deux from "Don Quixote" will show the elegance of ballets and the joy of comedy. The final dance from "Chopin Opus No.1" is an original choreography by Mauricio Wainrot, depicting Chopin's love story. Nutcracker, one of Tchaikovsky's three famous ballets, will be staged on day two of the stay.
Since the eighteenth century, dancing in Bordeaux has acquired a prestigious and creative dimension that continues the romance of the century. In staying true to this history the Opera Ballet of Bordeaux in the 1990s tenured its classical heritage with modern contact through many fresh choreographers.
Charles Jude, director of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Bordeaux since September 1996 and at the head of a troupe of 38 dancers and with the collaboration of ballet master, Eric Quilleré, favors the formation of a classical ascension of the greatest ballets. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's fairy tale, the Nutcracker has become Tchailovskys' most popular work, and along with Swan Lake, the most frequently performed ballet in the world.
When: 20:00 Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15
Where: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House
Tel: 4008-808-922, 020-38392888, 020-38392666