Cork City Ballet Announces its Irish Tour - November 2008
For its National Tour in November 2008, Cork City Ballet presents a suite from The Sleeping Beauty, along with a series of sparkling Divertissements in Act 1, which include Alan Foley’s ballet Gira Con Me with music by Josh Groban, and La Vivandiere from the repertoire of the Kirov Ballet.
The company will also present the Pas d’Esclaf from the seafaring ballet Le Corsaire, and in keeping with the ethos of promoting contemporary and modern dance, this production will feature Willing & Able - a new jazz-ballet to music by Prince, created by three different choreographers including Patricia Crosbie, Alan Foley and the Australian choreographer Cher Roberts.
Produced and directed by Alan Foley in association with Cork Opera House, this eclectic production will feature a host of international ballet stars including Ekaterina Bortyakova – the prima ballerina of Ballet Russe, and Akzhol Mussakhanov – a principal dancer with the same company. Irish ballerina Monica Loughman and Japanese ballerina Chika Temma will also feature in this show, along with soloists and a full corps de ballet. The Russian ballet star Yuri Demakov, who trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School, will reproduce the suite of dances from The Sleeping Beauty for the company, which promises to enthral audiences with the symphonic beauty of Marius Petipa’s original classical choreography.
Speaking at the recent launch of The Sleeping Beauty Suite & Divertissements, Artistic Director Alan Foley said "Cork City Ballet’s new production is sure to please every cultural palate, with its fresh and innovative modern choreography in the Divertissements in Act 1, combined with the great classical traditions of The Sleeping Beauty Suite in Act 2”.
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*Tour dates are as follows:
Monday 10th November: Cork Opera House (021-4270022) www.corkoperahouse.ie
Tuesday 11th November: Cork Opera House
Thursday 13th November: The Helix, Dublin (01-7007000) www.thehelix.ie
Friday 14th November: Siamsa Tire, Tralee (066-7123055) www.siamsatire.ie
Saturday 15th November: Cork Opera House
Sunday 16th November: University Concert Hall, Limerick (061-331549) www.uch.ie