Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev summer ballet-fest, Solo for Two, has a slight alteration in the programme.
The evening’s opening is now to be a new piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, drawing on two previous pas de deux, In Memoriam and Mea Culpa, entitled Mercy. This will replace Mea Culpa as previously announced. It will be set to music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein, and accompanied by members of Akadêmia from France, conducted by Françoise Lasserre.
The programme will be seen at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Stanislavsky Musical Theater in Moscow and the London Coliseum, and the running order is as follows:
Choreographer and Director: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Staging: Gioia Masala and Rodolphe Lucas
Music: Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein
Music performed by: Akadêmia (France)
Conductor: Françoise Lasserre
– INTERVAL –
Choreographer: Ohad Naharin
Music: Autechre and English traditional folk music
– INTERVAL –
Choreographer and Director: Arthur Pita
Music: Frank Moon, Phil King and Portuguese traditional fado
Designer: Jean-Mark Puissant
Friday 25th – 27th July
Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Tickets: $35 — $135
Box office: 714–556-2787 / www.scfta.org
Wednesday 6th – 9th August, 7.30pm
London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES
Tickets: £15 — £79
Box Office: 020 7845 9300 / www.eno.org
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