Cleveland Ballet Orchestra make it’s stunning debut in Florida!

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 Cleveland Ballet Orchestra make it’s stunning debut in Florida!

Cleveland Ballet is an emerging ballet company that has been making waves in the dance world since its founding eight years ago. The company presents approximately 26-30 performances each season, with 16 of those performances held at Playhouse Square, where the company is the resident dance company. Cleveland Ballet has expanded its reach outside of Ohio and is making its Broward Center for the Arts debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a one-night-only performance of Momentum!

The Broward Center is one of the most visited performance theaters in the world, and Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gladisa Guadalupe said that presenting Cleveland Ballet’s talented dancers on this world-renowned stage is an honor. Momentum! includes excerpts from Margo Sappington’s Rodin Mis en Vie, where the dancers embody living statuary, Don Quixote’s Pas de deux, and the White Swan Pas de deux from Swan Lake. There are also two original works by Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe: a classical quintet choreographed to Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, Allegro, and a one-act ballet Momentum, set to Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor.

Cleveland Ballet is excited to offer a season closing performance that introduces a new orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. The company will be granted the rights for the first time to perform one of the most celebrated ballets in the history of dance, Serenade, by The George Balanchine Trust. This work symbolizes many of the principles Cleveland Ballet was founded on – creativity, originality, passion, grace, and moving forward the concept of what ballet can be. In addition to Serenade, the company will introduce a new work to the modern ballet cannon, the world premiere of Israeli composer Anna Segal’s Symphony of Life, choreographed by Ilia Zhivoi.

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Momentum!

Cleveland Ballet highlights the power and elegance of dance

in sole Florida performance of 2022-23 season

One-night-only debut performance at Florida’s Broward Center this February 2023 by nationally acclaimed Cleveland Ballet reflects celebrated company’s innovative and inspirational spirit

Photo Credit: Cleveland Ballet

 

The nationally renowned Cleveland Ballet, a midwestern regional powerhouse recognized for its innovation and artistic excellence, presents Momentum!, an exhilarating one-night-only performance of world class ballet featuring some of today’s internationally celebrated dancers at Fort Lauderdale’s Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts this February 24, 2023. A world of ethereal, thrilling, and dynamic movement, of human passions and experiences curated by company Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer Gladisa Guadalupe, Momentum! offers an enchanting juxtaposition of classic and new choreography.

 

“We are excited to share Cleveland Ballet’s artistry with audiences in Florida in this our company’s eighth season,” stated Ms. Guadalupe. “Momentum!, our debut performance at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts – one of the most-visited performance theaters in the world, is designed for dance lovers of every age and offers an energy and plethora of emotions that is sure to be enjoyed. It is an honor to present our talented dancers on this world-renowned stage.”

 

Momentum! will include excerpts from Margo Sappington’s Rodin Mis en Vie – where dancers embody living statuary – Don Quixote’s well-known Pas de deux and Swan Lake’s White Swan Pas de deux. Juxtaposing these works are two original works by Ms. Guadalupe: a classical quintet choreographed to Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, Allegro, followed by the thrilling one-act ballet Momentum, set to Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor.

 

Momentum!

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM

(No Intermission)

Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

 

Excerpts from Rodin, Mis en Vie

Choreography by Margo Sappington

Original Music by Michael Kamen

Age of Bronze performed by Zachary Catazaro

Torso of Adele performed by Madison Campbell

The Athlete performed by Levian Mondville and Bruno Palheta

 

A choreographic game of ‘statues,’ Margo Sappington’s Rodin, Mis en Vie takes inspiration from the great sculptor Auguste Rodin. The ballet presents a continuing view of the studio of the famed sculptor who believed that the entire body, not merely the face, was the mirror to the soul. Ms. Sappington has transformed the potential for movement into an actuality by having each dancer represent the figures created by Rodin. In these excerpts, the sculptures come to life to explore the human experiences that are embodied in them through dramatic and dynamic movement.

 

Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote

Staging by Gladisa Guadalupe after Marius Petipa

Music by Ludwig Minkus

Performed by Nashializ Gomez and Lorenzo Pontiggia

 

Based on episodes taken from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, the pas de deux performed by ‘Kitri and Basilio’ is one of the most well-known and exceptional dances of all time. Technical excellence as well as precise musicality are showcased in the nine-minute piece. The magnificent and glorious music composed by Austrian born Ludwig Minkus brings to this celebrated grand pas de deux an array of electrifying rhythms and harmonious tempos.

 

Simply Schubert

Choreography by Gladisa Guadalupe

Music by Franz Schubert

Performed by Lauren Stenroos, Madison Campbell, Alia Federico, Erinn Crittenden, and Kaela Ku

 

A short piece choreographed to Piano Sonata No. 13 in A Major, one of the most exhilarating compositions from Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Feminine, precise, melodious, and vibrant movements embrace this short but captivating quintet piece.

 

White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake

Staging by Gladisa Guadalupe after Marius Petipa

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performed by Sydney Henson and Zachary Catazaro

 

Prince Siegfried sets out on a hunting trip, encountering a flock of swans and their Swan Queen Odette. The Prince falls in love with the beautiful Queen and swears his allegiance and undying love to her. From the critically acclaimed classical ballet Swan Lake, the white swan pas de deux between Prince Siegfried and Odette is one filled with love, tenderness, and fascination.

 

Momentum!

Choreography by Gladisa Guadalupe

Music by Felix Mendelssohn

Performed by Bruno Palheta, Emanuel Tavares, and Alexander Guzmán,

Marla Aleyda, Kaela Ku, and Katharine Cowan,

Lauren Stenroos, Erinn Crittenden, and Nashializ Gomez,

Levian Mondville, Lorenzo Pontiggia, and Covington Pearson,

Sydney Henson, Madison Campbell, and Alia Federico

 

A one-act, plotless ballet set to the magnificent musical score of Felix Mendelssohn brings to the stage exciting and vigorous dancing. The twenty-two – minute piece, choreographed with exquisite and vibrant movements brings fresh, unique, and energetic tempos and blissful dancing.

Tickets: Click here.

About Cleveland Ballet

Founded in 2014 by Ukranian American businessman Dr. Michael Krasnyansky and international dancer and choreographer turned Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe, Cleveland Ballet in eight short seasons has established itself as a nationally renowned ballet company acclaimed for its commitment to innovation, diversity and creativity. One of the fastest growing companies in the nation, Cleveland’s resident ballet company, comprising thirty-two artists from all over the globe, is a smaller, more flexible company than most traditional ballet companies. Three years into the company’s career, Cleveland Ballet became the resident company of Playhouse Square, the largest theater district outside of New York.

 

The company, now in its eighth season, has developed a reputation for creating and sustaining traditions and cultivating appreciation for one of the most dramatic, elegant, and powerful art forms.

 

Cleveland Ballet has built upon the vision and business acumen of Adella Prentiss and impresario Giacomo Bernardi, who were instrumental in the development of Cleveland’s dance audience. They were responsible for bringing Anna Pavlova, one of the world’s foremost ballerinas of the 20th century, to the city, as well as the internationally famous Diaghilev Ballets Russes, which performed in Cleveland during their first U.S. tour.

 

Following a successful summer residency at Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in Vermillion, Ohio, Cleveland Ballet’s 2022-23 season offers performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a sold-out tour of The Little Nutcracker at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio, and Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker, to close out the first half of the season. Debuting in the new year is Momentum!, the company’s debut at Florida’s Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a performance featuring two new works by Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe. In the spring, the company premieres George Balanchine’s Serenade,a staple of New York City Ballet’s repertory with the world premiere of Symphony of Life, featuring Cleveland Ballet’s first commissioned musical score by world renowned Israeli composer Anna Segal, with choreography by critically acclaimed choreographer, Ilia Zhivoi. The production will feature the newly formed Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, a twenty-four piece group hand-picked by esteemed violinist and former Cleveland Orchestra assistant concertmaster Alexandra Preucil, led by conductor Caleb Young (making his Playhouse Square debut).

 

The company continues to advance its educational outreach initiatives to service area school children, partnering with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Cleveland Browns Foundation Stay in the Game! Network, the Cleveland Cavaliers Community Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club and Girl Scouts of America. This season, area youth will experience Swan Lake and The Nutcracker courtesy of Ohio Arts Council, Edwin D. Northup II Fund (a PNC Charitable Trust), Akron Community Foundation, and the Phyllis H. & William H. Evans Charitable Foundation. www.clevelandballet.org

 

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Cleveland Ballet Closes 2022-23 Season

with

George Balanchine’s Exquisite Serenade

&

World Premiere of Company’s First Commissioned Score,

Symphony of Life

April 21 and 22, 2023

Acclaimed Company celebrates end of 8th season

with

Two company premieres, a live orchestra,

commissioned score by world-renowned Israeli composer Anna Segal,

ballet by critically acclaimed Russian choreographer, Ilia Zhivoi

and

the Playhouse Square debuts of

Ohio’s new Cleveland Ballet Orchestra

led by Conductor Caleb Young and Concertmaster Alexandra Preucil

Symphony of Life – Photo Credit: New Image Photography

Cleveland Ballet celebrates the culmination of its 8th season with a history making moment of its own. In an evening of timeless elegance and effervescence, the season ending performance offers not one, but three company firsts -its first performance of George Balanchine’s world-renowned Serenade, the world premiere of Israeli composer Anna Segal’s Symphony of Life, choreographed by Ilia Zhivoi, and the company’s first performances with the newly formed Cleveland Ballet Orchestra.

George Balanchine’s acclaimed seminal work – and his first ballet choreographed in America, set to Tchaikovsky’s rich, poignant Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, opens the evening and is the first work by the company to be performed with a live orchestra, the new Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. Coupled with this historical groundbreaking work is the world premiere of the company’s first commissioned score – Anna Segal’s Symphony of Life with choreography by Ilia Zhivoi. Symphony of Life is Cleveland Ballet’s seventh commissioned ballet, its first commissioned score and second ballet performed with a live orchestra. Conductor Caleb Young makes his debut at Playhouse Square, as does violinist Alexandra Preucil (who has worked with the Ballet before).

A program of poetic grace, vulnerability and independence, Cleveland Ballet offers two performances only. Company Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe said, “We are thrilled to close our eighth season with this exciting evening of dance. It has been our pleasure to be an active member of the Cleveland community and to offer artistic programs of creativity and originality, performances that not only promote the traditional works of the genre, but modern works that expand the boundaries of classical ballet. We know our audiences will enjoy this concert as much as our dancers enjoy performing it!”

Co-founder, CEO and President Dr. Michael Krasnyansky stated, “Cleveland Ballet is honored to have been granted the rights for the first time to perform one of the most celebrated ballets in the history of dance by The George Balanchine Trust. This work symbolizes many of the principles Cleveland Ballet was found on – creativity, originality, passion, grace and moving forward the concept of what ballet can be. We are thrilled to offer this masterpiece in our season closing performances, as well as introduce a new work to the modern ballet cannon.”

Friday, April 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Ballet Presents

George Balanchine’s Serenade

Deborah Wingert, Repetiteur on Behalf of The George Balanchine Trust

Anna Segal’s Symphony of Life, choreographed by Ilia Zhivoi

Cleveland Ballet Orchestra

Caleb Young, conductor

Alexandra Preucil, Concertmaster

Tickets may be purchased below through Playhouse Square

or through Cleveland Ballet.

Please call 216.320.9000 x 107 or [email protected]

To order online click here.

Serenade

CHOREOGRAPHY by George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust

STAGING Deborah Wingert

LIGHTING DESIGN Dennis Dugan

COSTUME Sam Meredith & Pro Tutu Studio

Anna Segal/Ilia Zhivoi Symphony of Life

CHOREOGRAPHY Ilia Zhivoi

COMPOSER Anna Segal

SET DESIGN Jeff McLaughlin

LIGHTING DESIGN Dennis Dugan

COSTUME Sonia Vartanian & Cleveland Ballet Costume Shop

CONDUCTOR Caleb Young

CONCERTMASTER Alexandra Preucil

Founded in 2014 by Ukranian American businessman Dr. Michael Krasnyansky and international dancer and choreographer turned Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe, Cleveland Ballet in eight short seasons has established itself as a nationally renowned ballet company acclaimed for its commitment to innovation, diversity and creativity. One of the fastest growing companies in the nation, Cleveland’s resident ballet company, comprising thirty-two artists from all over the globe, is a smaller, more flexible company than most traditional ballet companies. Three years into the company’s career, Cleveland Ballet became the resident company of Playhouse Square, the largest theater district outside of New York.

 

The company, now in its eighth season, has developed a reputation for creating and sustaining traditions and cultivating appreciation for one of the most dramatic, elegant, and powerful art forms. Since its launch, Cleveland Ballet has commissioned seven ballets, one ballet score and Ms. Guadalupe has herself choreographed numerous new works for the company.

 

Cleveland Ballet has built upon the vision and business acumen of Adella Prentiss and impresario Giacomo Bernardi, who were instrumental in the development of Cleveland’s dance audience. They were responsible for bringing Anna Pavlova, one of the world’s foremost ballerinas of the 20th century, to the city, as well as the internationally famous Diaghilev Ballets Russes, which performed in Cleveland during their first U.S. tour.

 

Following a successful summer residency at Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in Vermillion, Ohio, Cleveland Ballet’s 2022-23 season offers performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a sold-out tour of The Little Nutcracker at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio, and Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker, to close out the first half of the season. Debuting in the new year is Momentum!, the company’s debut at Florida’s Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a performance featuring two new works by Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe. In the spring, the company premieres George Balanchine’s Serenade,a staple of New York City Ballet’s repertory with the world premiere of Symphony of Life, featuring Cleveland Ballet’s first commissioned musical score by world renowned Israeli composer Anna Segal, with choreography by critically acclaimed choreographer, Ilia Zhivoi. The production will feature the newly formed Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, a twenty-four piece group hand-picked by esteemed violinist and former Cleveland Orchestra assistant concertmaster Alexandra Preucil, led by conductor Caleb Young in their Playhouse Square debuts.

 

The company continues to advance its educational outreach initiatives to service area school children, partnering with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Cleveland Browns Foundation Stay in the Game! Network, the Cleveland Cavaliers Community Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club and Girl Scouts of America. This season, area youth will experience Swan Lake and The Nutcracker courtesy of Ohio Arts Council, Edwin D. Northup II Fund (a PNC Charitable Trust), and the Phyllis H. & William H. Evans Charitable Foundation. www.clevelandballet.org

 

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