The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet, below the creative course of Ivan Kozlov, introduced a U.S. tour from September 16 to October 24. The autumn tour is a U.S. premiere and marks The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet’s first United States performances ever.
The day earlier than Ukraine was invaded in February, The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet unknowingly took one of many final flights out of Kyiv. The corporate flew to Paris to start a protracted deliberate tour. They haven’t returned house. The nation of France sheltered them, and the corporate has been performing all through France, and now Europe, because the invasion started.
The U.S. tour will embody a full-length Swan Lake (choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Kozlov), and a second combined repertory program of three ballets: Ideas (choreography by Vladyslav Dobshynskyi), a up to date ballet; Tribute to Peace (choreography by Ekaterina and Ivan Kozlov), a neo-classical work; and Males of Kyiv (choreography by Pavlo Virsky), a Ukranian people dance.
“We’re honored to share the great thing about ballet with U.S. audiences, by way of Ukranian artists,” mentioned Kozlov. “Touring the States for the primary time with a variety of ballets makes an essential world assertion. It demonstrates the resilience of the Ukrainian individuals.”
The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet’s mission is to convey pleasure to audiences by way of ballet by bringing exemplary artists to theatres around the globe. Up to now decade, the corporate has efficiently toured all through dozens of nations on 4 continents.
Two of Ukraine’s prima ballerinas, Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko, will carry out with the corporate on its U.S. tour. The corporate’s principal dancer is Vsevolod Maevskiy, a former soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet and Kozlov’s former scholar.
“We’re humbled that Rhizome has been requested to supply and strategically help The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet on its very first tour to america,” mentioned producer Kristopher McDowell. “That main cultural arts facilities throughout the nation are coming collectively to open their doorways and their hearts is extraordinary. It is vitally clear this firm and their artistry could have nice enchantment to non-dance and dance audiences alike.”
Further tour dates shall be introduced over the summer time. The Kyiv Metropolis Ballet’s confirmed 2022 US tour schedule is as follows: September 16 (Wilmington, NC), September 18 (Charlotte, NC), September 19-22 (Suffolk, VA), September 24-25 (Chicago, IL), September 27 (Detroit, MI), September 29-30 (New York, NY), October 5-7 (Chattanooga, TN), October 9 (Oklahoma Metropolis, OK), October 11 (Jonesboro, AR), October 18 (Montgomery, AL), October 20 (Opelika, AL), and October 23-24 (Lafayette, LA).
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