234th Season

Mariinsky II (New Theatre)

19 June
19:00
2017 | Monday
Ilia Zhivoy "SeasonS" ballet in two acts to the music of Max Richter
Ballet in 2 acts
Ilia Zhivoy
Artists Credits
Ballet company
Music by Max Richter
Choreography by Ilya Zhivoi (revisions)
Premiere of this production: 19 Jun 2017

The performance has 1 intermission
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

CREDITS

Music by Max Richter 
Choreographer and Set Designer: Ilya Zhivoi 
Costume Designer: Sofia Vartanian
Design Technician: Alexei Tantsyrev 
Lighting Designer: Konstantin Binkin

 

The Four Seasons is Ilya Zhivoi’s first full-length ballet. Ilya Zhivoi, a dancer with the Mariinsky Theatre and a regular participant of the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers at the ballet festival Mariinsky, has been annually presenting new productions on his home stage since 2013. For the last season’s Creative Workshop, Zhivoi prepared a one-act SeasonS to music by Max Richter (featured on his album Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons). The music of the contemporary British composer Max Richter represents a 21st century interpretation of Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece. Richter kept the shapes, the textures and dynamics of the Vivaldi’s cycle, but in his interpretation the instrumental music of the Baroque hit meets electronic sounds. The Spring and Summer parts of the composer’s album were the basis for the  premiere of SeasonS (2016). Continuing his choreographic exploration of Max Richter’s music, Ilya Zhivoi will present his two-act ballet at the Stars of the White Nights Festival–2017.


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