October 9, 1993 |
New York City Ballet has announced casting for its Oct. 14-24 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. * Oct. 14, 8 p.m.: "Sleeping Beauty" (Peter Martins, after Petipa/Tchaikovsky): Darci Kistler (Aurora); Damian Woetzel (Prince Desire); Merrill Ashley (Carabosse); Wendy Whelan (Lilac Fairy). * Oct. 15, 8 p.m.: "Sleeping Beauty": Kyra Nichols, Lindsay Fischer, Teresa Reyes, Maria Calegari. * Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
October 25, 1993 |
George Balanchine always prized black swans. For the 1940 film comedy "I Was an Adventuress," he created a disarming "Swan Lake" sequence with Odette wearing a black tutu and the swan corps clad in traditional white. Forty-one years later, in his final production of the second act for New York City Ballet, he reversed that look--keeping Odette in white but surrounding her with 30 swans in gossamer black.
September 21, 1990 |
Preliminary casting has been announced by New York City Ballet for its seven-performance engagement beginning Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Repertory includes West Coast premieres of George Balanchine's "Vienna Waltzes," Jerome Robbins' "Gershwin Concerto" and two ballets by the company's director, Peter Martins: "Ecstatic Orange" and "Fearful Symmetries."
October 2, 1986
New York City Ballet has announced casting for its seven-performance run (Oct. 15 to 19) at the new Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. This will be the first Southern California appearance by the full company in 12 years. Oct. 15, 8 p.m.: "Symphony in Three Movements" (Balanchine/Stravinsky)--Melinda Roy, Heather Watts, Lourdes Lopez, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Jock Soto, Kipling Houston. "Tzigane" (Balanchine/Ravel)--Suzanne Farrell, Ib Andersen.
September 27, 1990 |
Who owns the ballets of George Balanchine? Is the obvious answer the most truthful? The issue of ownership, of primacy, loomed large Tuesday, when New York City Ballet brought to the Orange County Performing Arts Center four Balanchine masterworks familiar to local audiences from performances by other companies.
October 14, 1993 |
"The Sleeping Beauty," to be danced by New York City Ballet this week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, was first staged at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1890, in a sumptuous production that could only have been funded by a bottomless Imperial purse. And it was. Czar Alexander III reached into his financial reserves to help fund this and other productions (of opera as well as ballet) at the Imperial Theatres.