Haridusprojekt ´Kuidas mõista balletti´ / ´Как понять балет´
XII Jõhvi Ballett Festival 27 April – 5 May 2019Presenting:
Balletto di Milano (Itaaly)
Estonian National Ballet
Mon, 29 April at 7 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
Jõhvi Ballett Festival
Balletto di Milano (Italy)
Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Teet Kask
Performed in two acts
Ballet is based on the novel by Lev Tolstoy of the same title and combines the elements of both classical and contemporary ballett.
Ambassador of Italian dance, the Milan Ballet (Balletto di Milano), has presented its high level performances all over the world. More than 30 years the dance group has performed to the audiences on the grand stages of Italy, England, Ireland, Switzerland and Spain being also the first ever Italian ballet company performing on the stage of Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
The ballet company was founded in 1998 by the acknowledged ballet soloist Carlo Pesta. During the years of never-ending artistic research the company has staged numerous dance classics, being praised both by audiences and critics. The repertoire of the theatre includes "Romeo and Julia" and "Cinderella" (choreographer Giorgio Madia), "Chansons" and "Soirèe Ravel...Bolèro" (choreographer Adriana Mortelliti) and "Nutcracker" (choreographer Federico Veratti) to name but a few. The Balletto di Milano dance company consisting of graduates of the best dance academies of Italy, have collaborated with the artists and choreographers of international reputation - Luciana Savignano, Carla Fracci, Oriella Dorella, Raffaele Paganini, Danys Ganio, Ruben Celiberti and Grazia Galante.
Thu, 2 May at 10 a.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
„The Story of ballet“
The ballet lesson consists of two parts firstly fiving the overview of the history of ballet and then incorporating the young audiences into the dance number with the help of artists of Estonian National Ballet.
In collaboration with Estonian National Opera
Thu, 2 May at 11 a.m. Sillamäe Culture centre
Thu, 2 May at 1 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
„How to understand the art of ballett?“
Educational programme for the beginners in the field of dance art.
Sat, 4 May at 4 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
Iris Janvier Fashion House
Diana Arno Fashion House
Sat, 4 May at 7 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
„A Streetcar Named Desire“
Ballet by Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa after Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name
Performance of Estonian National Opera
For the 65th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play (1947), Scottish Ballet presented a vibrant new take on “A Streetcar Named Desire”, collaborating with international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre and film director Nancy Meckler to create a powerful infusion of drama and dance with Estonian dancer Eve Mutso as one of the leading characters.
Eve Mutso: “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a special production, as it was created by a choreographer and theatre director. It is not based on a fairy-tale, but one of the most outstanding plays of the 20th century. Blanche is the most complex role I have created, dancing her has been a great challenge. There is something about the production that makes it relevant today – Scottisch Ballet has brought it back to its repertoire several times and I will guest in the role on their American tour in 2017.”
Nancy Meckler: “When Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and I began working on “A Streetcar Named Desire”, we were inspired when we learnt that Tennessee Williams had thought of calling the play “The Moth”, suggesting a delicate creature attracted to the heat of a flame. This led us to our first image of a vulnerable, bright young woman reaching and trying to touch a lightbulb suspended over her head, a light which represents desire, a light which can also burn and kill her. Her story is related gradually in the play but it became apparent that ballet would allow us to tell all of Blanche’s history. We introduce Blanche Dubois as a young girl and are able to follow her through all the trauma, which leaves her a desperate alcoholic, with nowhere to turn. By the time she gets to New Orleans intent on staying with her sister, we are clued in to her dilemma. We are taking Williams’ play as a starting point and an inspiration. Exploring his tale through the language of dance invites us to go inside the characters’ heads and express their deepest desires, dreams, and fears. Blanche’s inner life is brimming with fantasy and harsh memory, invisible in a play, but in this case, visible and expressed through dance.”
Sun, 5 May at 12 – 16 Jõhvi Concert Hall, Salva Hall
“We love ballet!”
Sun, 5 May at 2 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
Masterclass for the winners of childrens art contest.
Sun, 5 May at 4 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall
Children´s Ballet Gala
Gala performance presents young ballet dancers from all over Estonia.