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Work: Polyphonia

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ComposerLigeti, György (1923-2006)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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Ratmansky world premiere engages with the Voices

Sara Mearns and Company in Alexei Ratmansky’s Voices © Erin Baiano
Alexei Ratmansky draws out exceptional individual qualities of each of five ballerinas in his intriguing world premiere for New York City Ballet, set to spoken word and live piano.

A Bushel and Some Pecks at NYC Ballet

Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle in Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy © Paul Kolnik
Is there anything Tiler Peck can’t do? After her just completed triumph in Swan Lake we’re obliged to say no.
***11
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A strong contemporary programme is Boston Ballet's second offering to London

Boston Ballet seriously want to impress London. Their 50th anniversary celebrations begin at home in the autumn, but it’s this return to England after 30 years that marks the official start of the party, and artistic director Mikko Nissinen has put together two serious, strong programmes for the capital’s ballet connoisseurs at the London Coliseum.
****1
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The Royal Ballet dazzles with a youthful triple bill at Covent Garden

The works in this triple bill were all created by choreographers in their twenties and two of them are new works made for the Royal Ballet this season, making for an evening of fresh, exuberant modern ballet. The Royal Opera House had given over the entire Amphitheatre to student tickets for this performance, so there was a youthful buzz in the audience to match the youthful buzz on stage.
****1
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Un hommage à Pierre Boulez hétéroclite

Avec une soirée mixte réunissant les chorégraphies de Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor et Pina Bausch, l’Opéra de Paris rend hommage au compositeur et chef d’orchestre contemporain Pierre Boulez.
****1
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