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Royal Ballet of Flanders, 2014-15 Season


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The 2014-15 Seasons for the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Flemish Opera (Opera Vlaanderen) were announced in Antwerp yesterday.

 

The Ballet company's year will start over here at the end of October, when a group of 11 dancers will come to Sadler's Wells to perform Wayne McGregor's Outlier as part of a programme using music by Thomas Ades: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Armitage-McGregor-Pite-Whitley/

 

The Season continues with two full-length works, Cranko's Onegin and Petipa's original Don Quixote, and a mixed bill including the McGregor piece and a new WW1 commemoration In Flanders Fields. There will also be a Studio session of new choreography.  More detail can be found on the Company's English-language page here: http://www.balletvlaanderen.be/?page_id=5075〈=en

 

An earlier Tweet had suggested that announcements on new dancers and promotions would also be made, but no sign of anything so far.

 

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I was sent details of casting for Royal Ballet of Flanders Onegin. Press release as follows:

 

 

Royal Ballet Flanders is happy to announce the cast of Onegin which opens Saturday October 11th at Opera Ghent.

The performances on 11th and 17th October (Opera Ghent) and the performances on 15th, 20th and 22nd November (Opera Antwerp) will feature:

Tatjana Aki Saito
Onegin Wim Vanlessen
Olga Nancy Osbaldeston
Lenski Gabor Kapin
Gremin Ricardo Amarante
Larina Ana Carolina Quaresma
Nurse Karin Heyninck
Mirror image Aiko Tanaka

The performances on 12th and 19th October (Opera Ghent) and 21st November (Opera Antwerp) will feature:

Tatjana Laura Hidalgo
Onegin Yevgeniy Kolesnik
Olga Cristina Casa
Lenski Laurie McSherry-Gray
Gremin Alexander Kleef
Larina Joëlle Auspert
Nurse Karin Heyninck
Mirror image Fiona McGee

The performance on 16th November (Opera Antwerp) will be danced by:

Tatjana Laura Hidalgo
Onegin Sergio Torrado
Olga Anastasia Paschali
Lenski David Jonathan
Gremin Alexander Kleef
Larina Joëlle Auspert
Nurse Karin Heyninck
Mirror image Fiona McGee

The performances on 19th and 23rd November (Opera Antwerp) will be danced by:

Tatjana Sofia Menteguiaga
Onegin Sebastien Tassin
Olga Anastasia Paschali
Lenski David Jonathan
Gremin Teun van Roosmalen
Larina Joëlle Auspert
Nurse Karin Heyninck
Spiegelbeeld Klaudia Görözdös

John Cranko’s 1965 work Onegin is one of the most important and successful ballets of
  the second half of the twentieth century. Following its success two years
  ago, Ballet Flanders will stage this ballet once again.

 

John Cranko’s interpretation of Alexander Pushkin’s story in
 verse comprises some of the most sensitive passages in ballet history. Cranko  was a master at transforming the
pas de deux
into an intimate, danced dialogue.
  Its typical flowing movements, which never stop and merge symbiotically into
  one another, reveal the emotional wiring between the lovers. Cranko makes the
  viewer participate in a meticulous, psychological unravelling of this fateful
  love story. His dance idiom is crystal clear, but physically very demanding
  for the dancers.


 

  Royal Ballet Flanders presents the much loved classic Onegin from October
  11th till November 19th. The Opera Vlaanderen Symphony Orchestra is under the
  direction of the young British maestro
  Dominic Grier who will be making his Belgian debut.

 

 

 

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So, there's another McSherry-Gray around.  I didn't know that.

 

 

Laurie and Joshua are Royal Ballet School trained identical twins. On graduation they went first to New Zealand Ballet but soon returned from there and have since pursued independent careers.

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