Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in "Solo for Two"
New York City Center
Solo for Two, a diverse co-production between Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Ardani Artists, comes to New York City Center for only two performances following engagements at Segerstrom Hall, the Stanislavsky Musical Theatre in Moscow and the London Coliseum. The world's most celebrated dancing partners, the extraordinary Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, are reunited for a commissioned triple bill. The evening opens with extracts from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Mercy, with music by Heinrich Schütz played by l'Ensemble Akadêmia and conducted by Françoise Lasserre. Next is Passo by Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, danced to the British electronic music duo Autechre and English traditional folk music. The evening concludes with Facada by Arthur Pita, adapted specially for Natalia and Ivan, from his original piece God’s Garden. Original music by Frank Moon, Phil King and Portuguese traditional fado.
Arthur Pita nominated for UK National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography for Facada in Solo for Two.
READ: "Bending dance definitions" - The Guardian
READ: "Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev make magic in "Solo For Two" - LA Times
READ: "A challenging programme by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin and Arthur Pita sees the ballet prodigies on top form" - The Guardian
READ: "BALLET superstars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev renew a partnership forged at The Bolshoi at the London Coliseum" - Daily Express
Photo by Sergey Bermeniev.
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