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A unique evening at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Gala “Polina and Friends”

On 17 May 2018 the Staatsballett Berlin left the stage of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden to Polina Semionova, Berliner Kammertänzerin [highest honour that can be bestowed to a dancer in Germany], for her first gala in Europe, which is a unique moment for the exceptional dancer: “For me it has a special meaning that my first gala in Europe is in Germany, in Berlin and in the Staatsoper, because this stage is my artistic home. With this gala, I want to thank the audience for the love and support that I have experienced over the years and that has made me what I am today. “

International guests were invited to the Gala “Polina & Friends” who are also long-time companions: Maria Kochetkova and Carlo Di Lanno from San Francisco Ballet, Svetlana Gileva from Semperoper Ballet, Daniel Camargo from Dutch National Ballet, Ivan Zaytsev from the Ballet of the Mikhailovsky Theater St. Petersburg as well as Friedemann Vogel and Dmitry Semionov. The guests danced choreographies by Mauro Bigonzetti, Jiří Bubeniček, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Kenneth MacMillan, Marcos Morau, Xin Peng Wang, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa.

While at the same time the Staatsballett trains for the premiere “Doda | Goecke | Duato” on 24 May 2018, some of the ensemble members were also represented in the gala program, such as the first solo dancer Ksenia Ovsyanick. In addition, a pair of dancers performed whose great potential Polina Semionova would like to support: the demi solo dancer Danielle Muir and the group dancer Konstantin Lorenz debuted with the pas de deux from “Giselle”. Alexander Abdukarimov, also a member of the ensemble and at the same time a choreographer, represented excerpts from his work “Children of the Night” with the two for the evening.

Another facet of Polina Semionova is shown by the invitation of the Staatliche Ballettschule / Landesjugendballett Berlin. In addition to the long-standing cooperation between the Staatsballett and the institution, the artist has been teaching there since 2013 and maintains a close relationship with the students, which is why she has invited them to perform “All long dem day” by Marco Goecke.

BALLETT-GALA
POLINA & FRIENDS
17 May 2018 | 7.30 pm | Staatsoper Unter den Linden

THE PROGRAM

CANTATA Duett
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Polina Semionova – Ivan Zaytsev

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Duett
Choreography and Video: Alexander Abdukarimov
Danielle Muir – Konstantin Lorenz

LE CORSAIRE Pas de deux
Choreography: after Marius Petipa
Polina Semionova – Daniel Camargo

DEGUNIO Solo
Choreography: Marcos Morau
Maria Kochetkova

DORNRÖSCHEN Pas de deux
Choreography: after Marius Petipa
Maria Kochetkova – Carlo Di Lanno

ELEGIE aus SCHWANENSEE Pas de deux
Choreography: Xin Peng Wang
Svetlana Gileva – Dmitry Semionov

INTIMATE DISTANCE Duett
Choreography and Stage: Jiří Bubeniček
Ksenia Ovsyanick – Dmitry Semionov

GISELLE Pas de deux
Choreography: after Jules Perrot
Danielle Muir – Konstantin Lorenz

L’HISTOIRE DE MANON Pas de deux „Bed room“
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Polina Semionova – Friedemann Vogel

MOPEY Solo
Choreography: Marco Goecke
Friedemann Vogel

WITHOUT WORDS Duett „Du bist die Ruh“
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Sennu Laine Violoncello
Ksenia Semionova Piano
Polina Semionova – Ivan Zaytsev

ALL LONG DEM DAY
Choreography: Marco Goecke
Students of the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin
Music recorded

Dancers
Polina Semionova Svetlana Gileva | Maria Kochetkova | Danielle Muir | Ksenia Ovsyanick
Daniel Camargo | Carlo di Lanno | Konstantin Lorenz | Dmitry Semionov | Friedemann Vogel | Ivan Zaytsev
Students of the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin
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