Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017

Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017, shot on 9.12.2017 in the Vanemuine Theatre, Tartu, Estonia.

Amy Bowring in the Russian Dance

Masafumi Okuzono in Flames of Paris

Jacob Casey, Brandon Alexander, Gus Upchurch, Archie Sladen and Matthieu Quincy in Tango. Music by John Powell, choreography by Jevgeni Grib

Emily Ward, Matteo Tonolo and Gerardo Avelar

Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017 Matteo Tonolo and Gerardo Avelar

Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017 Emily Ward

Brandon Alexander and Jacob Casey in Casanova and Baffo duet

Jacob Casey as Baffo and Darli Iakovleva as Pompadour

Raminta Rudžionyte as Manon and Brandon Alexander as Casanova

 Tarasina Masi and Alain Divoux in La Esmeralda

 Tarasina Masi in La Esmeralda

Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017 Emily Ward and Matthieu Quincy in Onegin

Yukiko Yanagi and Gerardo Olivares Avelar in La Sylphide

Masafumi Okuzono in Tempesta

Hayley Blackburn and Silas Stubbs in Double Concerto

Hayley Blackburn and Silas Stubbs in Double Concerto 2

Alexandra Foyen, Laura Quin and Amy Bowring

 Raminta Rudžionyte, Lawrence Massie

 Raminta Rudžionyte, Lawrence Massie, Alexandra Foyen, Laura Quin and Amy Bowring

Marta Navasardyan and Evgeny Grib in Sharps and Flats

Diana Lanevskaya, Gertrud Tomson, Eliise Oras, Merly Teder and Triin Mutli in Tarantella, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Mare Tommingas.

Amy Bowring and Giorgi Koridze in the Spanish Dance

Maria Engel and Alexander Germain Drew in Swan Lake PDD

Maria Engel and Alexander Germain Drew in Swan Lake PDD chandelier

Vanemuine Ballet Classics Gala 2017

Program and Cast

Act 1

  • The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs), music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Hayley Blackburn and Alain Éric Laurent Divoux in the Nutcracker PDD, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Pär Isberg.
  • Amy Bowring in the Russian Dance from the Swan Lake, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
  • Masafumi Okuzono in Flames of Paris, music by Boris Asafyev, choreography by Vasily Vainonen.
  • Jacob Casey, Brandon Alexander, Gus Upchurch, Archie Sladen and Matthieu Quincy in Tango. Music by John Powell, choreography by Jevgeni Grib.
  • Emily Ward, Matteo Tonolo and Gerardo Avelar in Pas de trois from the Fairy Doll, music by Riccardo Drigo, choreography by Sergei Legat and Nikolai Legat.
  • Casanova, music by Händel, Air, Typsi, choreography and costumes by David Sonnenbluck. Brandon Alexander and Jacob Casey in Casanova and Baffo duet; Jacob Casey as Baffo and Darli Iakovleva as Pompadour; Raminta Rudžionyte as Manon and Brandon Alexander as Casanova
  • Tarasina Masi and Alain Divoux in La Esmeralda, Diana and Actaeon duet. Music by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa.

Act 2

  • Emily Ward and Matthieu Quincy in Onegin, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Vassili Medvedev.
  • Jacob Casey in Gopak (Hopak) from Taras Bulba, music by Vasilii Soloviev-Sedoy, choreography by Rostislav Zakharov.
  • Yukiko Yanagi and Gerardo Olivares Avelar in La Sylphide (English: The Sylph; Danish: Sylfiden). Music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold, choreography by August Bournonville.
  • Masafumi Okuzono in Tempesta, music by Max Richter, choreography by Masafumi Okuzono.
  • Hayley Blackburn and Silas Stubbs in Double Concerto, music by Francis Poulenc, choreography by Silas Stubbs
  • Raminta Rudžionyte, Lawrence Massie, Alexandra Foyen, Laura Quin and Amy Bowring in the pas de cinq, the Sleeping Beauty.
  • Marta Navasardyan and Evgeny Grib in Sharps and Flats, music by Sasha Pushkin, choreography by Evgeny Grib
  • Diana Lanevskaya, Gertrud Tomson, Eliise Oras, Merly Teder and Triin Mutli in Tarantella, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Mare Tommingas.
  • Amy Bowring and Giorgi Koridze in the Spanish Dance, Swan Lake. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Mare Tommingas.
  • Maria Engel and Alexander Germain Drew in Swan Lake PDD, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Vanemuine Ballet special thanks to Kai Rohejärv and Mare Tommingas.

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