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Lincoln Center, 70 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Formerly New York State Theater

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: NAMOUNA, A GRAND DIVERTISSEMENT

26 - 29 Apr 2017

The dance is both diffuse and suspenseful. Subsidiary characters keep behaving as if they were the main event, and just as you think it's heading for an ending, it takes off on a new tack.

New York Times, 2013

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Alexei Ratmansky's ambitious revamp!

An ambitious reworking by star choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, A Grand Divertissement is originally based on the fairytale ballet from Edouard Lalo in the 19th century. Split up from the narrative story form, the work is divided into separate witty and animated vignettes, designed for a large company and its seven main dancers. Taking apart what Ratmansky described as the "Most cliched of ballets" and giving it a playful spin brings a more uplifting arc to proceedings, involving a young man searching for his love, Namouna.

Honored by the New York Times as the 'finest Russian choreographer since George Balanchine', Ratmansky has made a name for himself with his uniquely beautiful and refreshing re-stagings of well-known classics, alongside his exuberant original works, including his n exploration of the symphonic music from esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich,. After graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet School in 1986, Ratmansky went on to become a principal at the Ukrainian National Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Royal Danish Ballet before returning as director to the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet.

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Dates

Opening night: 26 April 2017

Booking through until: 29 April 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 11+

Run time

60 minutes without intermission

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