About This Event
Ballet West presents
An Evening of Ballets:
Treasures of the Ballets Russes
March 27-April 4, 2009
On sale: 2/23/09 at 10am.
The Prodigal Son
The Polovtsian Dances
Join us as Ballet West celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of a company that brought together some of the greatest composers, artists, choreographers and librettists ever assembled – The famed Ballets Russes.
Music: Francis Poulenc
Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska
Curtain, décor, and costumes: Marie Laurencin
Premiere Date: Casino, Monte Carlo, January 6, 1924
The Prodigal Son
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: George Balanchine
Décor and costumes: Georges Rouault
Premiere date: Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, May 21, 1929
The Polovetsian Dances
Music: Alexander Borodin
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Curtain, décor, and costumes: Nicholas Roerich
Premiere date: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, May 19, 1909
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including 2 intermissions)
In conjunction with our performances, Ballet West offers Warm-Ups. These exciting and informative discussions are free of charge to ticket holders and begin promptly one hour prior to each evening and matinee performance. Get the inside scoop on the program, including background on the ballets, information on the choreographers and personal insights of the artists. A member of the Ballet West artistic staff will take time to explain the history, style and origination of the production and will answer any questions that the audience may have. Come early for behind-the-scenes talk at Ballet West's Warm-Ups.
Evening Performance: 6:30 p.m. Warm-Ups
Matinee Performance: 1:00 p.m. Warm-Ups
Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes in arms. Every patron must have a ticket.
All ticket purchases are final, there are no exchanges or refunds.
There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per person on an internet transaction.
Seats will be grouped together in the number you request.
Recommended age for all performances is 8 years or older and no babes in arms unless otherwise specified.
See specific event description for details. All patrons must have a ticket.