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Work: The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée)

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ComposerStravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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St PetersburgRenard / Mavra / The Fairy's Kiss

Stravinsky
George Balanchine; Mariinsky Opera; Mariinsky Ballet; Valery Gergiev; Maxim Petrov; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

New York CityStravinsky Festival IV

Stravinsky
George Balanchine; Jerome Robbins; New York City Ballet
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Trifonov impresses, the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't

Trifonov's rock solid technique is applied with finesse to one of the world's most popular concerti; Stravinsky's Fairy's Kiss doesn't transfer well to the concert platform.
***11
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Plenty of life in Bintley's Penguin Café

It starts like a scene from Mary Poppins, with penguin waiters nimbly weaving between waltzing couples, but ends with a deft blow to the stomach to deliver its environmental message.
****1
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A MacMillan celebration 1

A fine start to this unique collaboration between the five major ballet companies in the UK to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passing of one of Britain's greatest choreographers 
****1
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Scottish Ballet's Stravinsky Bill is a Hit

Once again, Scottish Ballet produces another winner for the Edinburgh Festival Theatre with a double bill of ballets set to the emotive otherworldly harmonies of composer, Igor Stravinsky.
*****
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A Dancer's Dream: All the old showstoppers at the New York Philharmonic

Unusual scenes at the New York Philharmonic this past weekend: a ballerina flouncing across the stage; conductor Alan Gilbert lugging a life-size puppet down the aisle amid rows of laughing, bewildered audience members; black-and-white video projections of the orchestra musicians sipping tea.
****1
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