My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... / Daphnis and ChloÚ - Biographies

Mein Ravel Daphnis und ChloÚ Mai Kono, Karen Azatyan.ę Wilfried H÷sl Mein Ravel Wohin er auch blickt

My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... / Daphnis and ChloÚ

Ballets by Jörg Mannes and Terence Kohler
Musik by Maurice Ravel
Nationaltheater

Ballet Festival Week 2012
Sunday, 29. April 2012

Daphnis und ChloÚ


Choreography

Terence Kohler


Terence_Kohler.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Music

Maurice Ravel


 

 



Set and Costumes

Jordi Roig


Jordi Roig

 



Video-Konzeption

Jordi Roig


Jordi Roig

 



Video-Konzeption

Terence Kohler


Terence_Kohler.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Lighting

David Bofarull


David Bofarull

 



Video-Einspielungen

Miquel Angel Raiˇ


 

 



Video-Einspielungen

Francesc Sitges-Sard˛


 

 



Chorus

S÷ren Eckhoff


S÷ren Eckhoff

 



Conductor

Kent Nagano


Kent Nagano. ę Benjamin Ealovega

 



Chor

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper


 

 



Daphnis

Karen Azatyan

First Soloist

Karen Azatyan, born in Armenia, started his dance education at the Yerevan Dancing Art State College and completed it in 2007 at the Dance Academy in Zurich. During his time in Zurich he received the second price at the competition “Tanz Olymp Berlin 2005” in the category classic variation and in the same year the Prix de Lausanne scholarship and won the young promising dancer award of the international ballet competition Varna in 2006.

From the season 2007/2008 on, he has joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a member of the Corps de ballet and was promoted to a Soloist in autumn 2010. With the beginning of the season 2012/13 Karen Azatyan became First Soloist.

Debut 2007/2008
Sebastian and Antonio in The Tempest (J. Mannes)

Debut 2008/2009
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2009/2010
Athlet in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)

Debut 2010/2011
Albrecht in Once Upon an Ever After (T. Kohler)
Daphnis in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Count Alexander in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Basilio in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Fritz in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa / I. Liška)
Voices of Spring-Pas de deux (F. Ashton)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
Pas de six and Russian dance in Swan Lake (R. Barra)

Debut 2012/2013
Golden Idol in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
4. Solo-Boy in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)
Prometheus in Heroes (T. Kohler)

Debut 2013/2014
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation
Karen Azatyan.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



ChloÚ

Mai Kono

Soloist

Mai Kono, born in Japan, started her dance education at the Hitomi Kikuchi Ballet Studio, and completed it at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich. During her young career she already won different kind of dance awards, such as the NBA Ballet Competition of Japan 2004, the Saitama Dance Competition of Japan 2005 and in 2007 she received the audience award at the Prix de Lausanne.

She was promoted to a Soloist at the beginning of the season 2011/12.

Debut 2010/2011
Chloé in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Fairy Variation and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Amor in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Rocio in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
"The Chinese Bird" in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Voices of Spring (F. Ashton)


Debut 2012/2013
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
5. Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Pandora in Helden (T. Kohler)
BIPED (M. Cunningham)

Debut 2013/2014
2. shade-variation in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/ P. Bart)
Woman in Love in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Mai Kono. ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Briaxis

Tigran Mikayelyan

Principal dancer

Tigran Mikayelyan was born in Yerevan/ Armenia and trained at the Armenian Ballet school Erewan from 1989-1997. In 1997 he got a scholarship from the Nurejev - Foundation and joined the Suisse Ballet Academy SBBS in Zurich. He won several international prizes including the 1st prize in the Armenian Ballet Competition "Amadeus" as well as the Prix Niveau Professional of the Prix de Lausanne. Having graduated in 1998 he was engaged with the Zurich Ballet where he was promoted to soloist in 1999 and to first soloist in 2003. During his time at the Zurich Ballet he danced a broad repertoire of Heinz Spoerli's choreographies as well as the part of Dorkon in Daphnis und Chloé, the Solo-Boy in Rubies, in Hans van Manen's Solo and Große Fuge as well as Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine.

In 2005/2006 he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a first Soloist and was promoted to Principal at the beginning of the season 2007/2008.
In 2007, his home country announced Tigran Mikayelyan as "Honoured Artist of Armenia", the highest appreciation artists of his country can achieve.
In summer 2007 he received the theatre award of the Münchner Merkur.

Debut 2005/2006
Béranger in Raymonda (R. Barra)
Golden Idol, La Bayadère (P. Bart)
Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Elemental (J. Godani), creation

Debut 2006/2007
Limb's Theorem (W. Forsythe)
Prince Siegfried in Swanlake (R. Barra)
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Ali and Konrad in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Sylvia Pas de deux (G. Balanchine)
The Eternal in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)

Debut 2007/2008
Antonio in Der Sturm (J. Mannes), creation
Große Fuge (H. v. Manen)
Solor in La Bayadère (Bart)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. v. Manen) 

Debut 2008/2009
Ghost Birds in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
First variation in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler), creation
Des Grieux and Gaston Rieux in Lady of the Camelias (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), Kreation
Faun in L'après-midi d'un faune (V. Nijinsky)
Béranger in Raymonda (M. Petipa)

Debut 2009/2010
Lenski in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Abderakhman in Raymonda (M. Petipa)
Pas de deux 1 in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
First soloist in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)
Sylvia Pas de deux (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2010/2011
Man 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Briaxis in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Prince Désire in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
The King in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)

Debut 2011/2012
Basilio in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition
Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
3. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)

Debut 2012/2013
The Moor's friend in The Moor's Pavane (José Limón)
2. Solo-Boy in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), Creation

Debut 2013/2014
Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Leader of the Men in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Tigran Mikayelyan. ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Lykanion

Roberta Fernandes.

Principal dancer

Roberta Fernandes is from Brazil. Her most important teachers there were Eugênia Feodorova, Rosália Verlangieri and Emilio Martins. From 1991 until 1993 she attended the John-Cranko-School in Stuttgart and received her first engagement with the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of Marcia Haydée. She was appointed soloist in 1998. Her repertoire includes Opus I by John Cranko, Voluntaries by Glen Tetley, the Pas de Deux of Holbergs Zeiten (John Cranko), Myrtha in Giselle (Reid Anderson and Valentina Savina), Aurora and Elderfairy in Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée) and Kitri in Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra). She danced in Brouillards and Initialien R.B.M.E. (John Cranko), Monotones (Frederick Ashton), Herman Schmerman, Aproximate Sonata, Love Songs and Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe), Siebte Sinfonie (Uwe Scholz), Manon and Prudence in Lady of the Camellias by John Neumeier and the leading role in Theme and Variations (George Balanchine). Further parts were: Paquita (Marius Petipa), Song of the Earth (Sir Kenneth MacMillan), Große Fuge (Hans van Manen) and Dances at Gathering (Jerome Robbins). 2002 she gave her debut as Odette/Odile in Swanlake and she danced the part of Katharina in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew in 2004. Shortly after that she performed the part of the queen in Jerome Robbin’s The Cage.

She created roles in ballets by Nacho Duato (The flower), Heinz Spoerli (How it happens), John Alleyne (Aria for my father), Stefan Thoss (Les Noces), Kevin O’Day (Delta Inserts, dreamdeepdown), Pascal Touzeau (Jupiter), Trey McIntyre (The Difference between Naked and Nude), Dominique Dumais (Still,nest), Mauro Bigonzetti (Quattro Danze per Nino, Kazimir’s Colours) as well as Christian Spuck, Jean Cristophe Blavier, Marguerite Donlon and Jean Christophe Maillot.

In 2005/2006 she joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a Soloist and was promoted to Principal at the beginnning of the season 2007/2008.
In Munich Roberta Fernandes could extend her large classic and particularly contemporary repertoire, for example Gamzatti and first solo in the Schattenakt in La Bayadère (P. Bart), the creation of
Annina in Die silberne Rose (G. Murphy) and Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright).

Debut 2005/2006
Pas de quatre (L. Jacobson)
Zigeunerin in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright)
First Pas de deux in Century Rolls (D. Bombana)

Debut 2006/2007
Solo in Five Tangos (H. van Manen)
Cousin of prince of Italy in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Medora in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liska)
"Von der Jugend" in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)

Debut 2007/2008
Tatjana and Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Pas de deux, fourth movement, Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (G. Balanchine)
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)
Violakonzert/II (M. Schläpfer)
Ariel in Der Sturm (J. Mannes)

Debut 2008/2009
Stepmother in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Myrtha in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler), creation
Gulnara in Le Corsaire (Petipa, Liška)
Manon und Prudence in Lady of the Camelias (J. Neumeier), Munich debut
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation
Zobéide in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Clémence in Raymonda (Petipa/Barra)

Debut 2009/2010
Lady of the house in Les Biches (B. Nijinsky)
Ballerina in Série Noire - ein choreographischer Krimi (T. Kohler)
Aus Holbergs Zeit (J. Cranko), Pas de deux

Debut 2010/2011
Lykanion in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Woman 3 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Princess Claire in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Death / The Woman in Multiplicity - Forms of Silence and Emptiness (N. Duato)
Mercedes in Don Quijote (R. Barra nach M. Petipa, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Second Sister in Las Hermanas (K. MacMillan)
2. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
Roberta Fernandes.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Pan

Wlademir Faccioni

First Soloist

Wlademir Faccioni was born in Brazil and was trained in the Munich Ballett-Akademie/Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung. In 2002 he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as an apprentice and became a member of the corps de ballet in January 2003.

His repertoire includes Jiří Kylián's Six Dances and Svadebka, Hans van Manen’s Solo and a prominent part in Itzik Galilis So nah so fern.

His first choreography Vivace (on music by Vivaldi) was created in 2004 as part of the State Ballet’s Young Choreographers Program.

He was promoted to a Soloist at the beginning of the season 2007/2008 and dances as a First Soloist since the beginning of the season 2011/12.

Debuts 2007/2008
Hilarion in Giselle (Ballett und Wildnis)
Caliban in Der Sturm (Mannes), creation
Ebony Concerto (J. Cranko)
Cambio d´abito (S. Sandroni), creation

Debut 2009/2010
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2010/2011
Detective in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)
Pan in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Tom thumb in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)

Debut 2011/2012
Paco in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
The Knifethrower in The Girl and the Knifethrower (S. Sandroni)
2. Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)

Debut 2012/2013
Joker in Choreartium (L. Massine)
3. Solo-Boy in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)
Epimetheus in Helden (T. Kohler)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation

Debut 2013/2014
Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Wlademir Faccioni.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Nymphe 1

Emma Barrowman.

Soloist

Emma Barrowman was born in Sherbrook/Canada. She received her dance education at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and gained important experience at the Cannes Jeune Ballet under the direction of Monique Loudières. At the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company she danced in Swan Lake, Nutcracker and The Magic Flute by Mark Godden.

Emma Barrowman became an Apprentice of the Bavarian State Ballet in autumn 2006. One year later she became a member of the corps de ballet and was engaged as a soloist in the season 2010/2011.

Debut 2006/2007
Solo in Chamber Symphony (Childs)

Debut 2008/2009
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Myrtha in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2009/2010
Other Person in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Bathilde and Myrtha in Giselle - Mats Ek (M. Ek)

Debut 2010/2011
Nymph in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Woman 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Lady of the Street in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)

Debut 2011/2012
The Girl in The Girl and the Knifethrower (S. Sandroni)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
Whore in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)

Debut 2012/2013
The friend's wife in The Moor's Pavane (José Limón)
Athena Parthenos in Helden (T. Kohler)
BIPED (M. Cunningham)
Emma Barrowman Foto: Sascha Kletzsch

 



Nymphe 2

Ekaterina Petina

Principal Dancer

Ekaterina Petina was born in Sevastopol. Ten years old she started training at the Waganova Academy in St. Petersburg. In 2001 she assumed her first engagement at the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg where she among others danced solo parts in Balanchine’s Rubies, Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Approximate Sonata, Steptext and several fairies in Sleeping Beauty. She also participated in various Mariinsky Theatre tours across Japan, England, China, Canada and Mexico.

In 2009/2010 she became a Soloist and since the beginning of the season 2011/12 she performs as First Solist at the Bavarian State Ballet. As of the season 2014/15, she was promoted to Principal Dancer.

Debut 2009/2010
Olympia in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Girlfriend in Raymonda (M. Petipa)
Odalisk in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Pas de deux 2 in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Rival in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)

Debut 2010/2011
Woman 3 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Nymph in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Lilac Fairy, Violente fairy, Duchess and Rubin in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa(I. Liška)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Princess Odette in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Dulcinea in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
Mercedes in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Princess Natalia in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
1. Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
1. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Ray Barra/Lew Iwanow/Marius Petipa)

Debut 2012/2013
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M.Petipa/P. Bart)
2. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J.Robbins)
The Woman in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
6. Variation in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)

Debut 2013/2014
Hippolyta/Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Ekaterina Petina.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Nymphe 3

Zuzana ZahradnÝkovß.

First soloist

Zuzana Zahrdaníková was born in Olomouc (Moravia) and trained at the Prague Conservatory. At competitions in Vienna and Budapest she became finalist and danced in several gala-performances. After being an apprentice in season 1999-2000, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet one year later as a corps de ballet dancer. In autum 2004, Zuzana Zahradníková was promoted to soloist, in 2007/2008 to first soloist. Her repertory includes solo roles in La Bayadère (P. Bart), Don Quichote, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (G. Balanchine), the second detail and Limb´s Theorem (W. Forsythe), as well as the White Lady in Raymonda (R. Barra), Helena in Neumeier’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and the fiancée in Kyliáns Svadebka.
She was promoted to first soloist at the beginning of the season 2007/2008.

Debut 2005/2006
Solopartie in Century Rolls (D. Bombana), creation
Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright)

Debut 2006/2007
Odaliske in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Solopartie in Chamber Symphony (L. Childs)

Debut 2007/2008
Solo-Ariel in Der Sturm (J. Mannes)
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
White Couple in Katalyse (J. Cranko)

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Prudence in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), Kreation

Debut 2009/2010
Lady of the House in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)

Debut 2010/2011
Madame Larina in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Fleur de Farine Fairy and Duchess in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Lady of the Street in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Queen Mother in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)

Debut 2011/2012
Frau Konsulin Stahlbaum/ "La fille du Pharao" in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
1. Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)

Debut 2012/2013
Gamzatti in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
2. Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), Creation

Debut 2013/2014
Girl with Crown in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Zuzana ZahradnÝkovß Foto: S. Kletzsch

 



Myrthale

Freya Thomas

Corps de ballet

Freya Thomas, born in Maidenhead Great Britain, started her training at the Royal Ballet Lower School London in 2001 and finished with diploma at the Royal Ballet Upper School in 2009. From 2006 to 2008 she yearly belonged to the finalists of the “Young British Dancer of the Year” competition. In 2006 she won the Phyllis Bedell Bursary, in 2007 the Sibley/Dowell Award. As a student she already performed as a dancer in the Royal Ballet’s Corps de ballet. Among others in “Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty” and participated in a tour across China and Japan in 2008.

Since the beginning of the season 2009/2010 she is engaged as a Corps de ballet dancer at the Bavarian State Ballet.

Debut 2010/2011
Candide fairy in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)

Debut 2012/2013
BIPED (M. Cunningham)
Priestess in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Freya Thomas.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Lamon

Ilya Shcherbakov

Corps de ballet

Ilya Shcherbakov was born in Irkutsk/Russia and was trained at the Vaganova Ballet School in St. Petersburg. In the seasons 2003/2004 to 2006/2007 he was engaged at the Boris Eifman Theatre and afterwards at the Universal Ballet Company Soeul/Korea.

Ilya joined the Bavarian State Ballet in season 2008/2009.

Debut 2010/2011
Russian Soloist in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)

Debut 2013/2014
Prince of Carnival in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Ilya Shcherbakov.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Nape

Monika Hejdukovß

Corps de ballet

Monika Hejduková, born in Czechia, completed her dance education at the Dance Conservatory in Prague. Her first engagement took her to the National Theatre in Brno/Czechia, followed by a three years contract at the Praguer National Theatre. There she was already given leading roles such as Clara in The Nutcracker, as well as The Dying Swan (Choreography Michail Fokine) and in Pas de Quatre (Choreography Jules Perrot), a masterwork of the romantic ballet era.

In the season 2007/2008 she started at the Bavarian State Ballet her third engagement and her fifth season as a professional dancer.

Debut 2010/2011
Fairy Candide in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)

Debut 2011/2012
The Third Sister in Las Hermanas (K. MacMillan)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
Pas de six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Monika Hejdukova

 



Dryas

Vittorio Alberton

Corps de ballet

Vittorio was born in Treviso, Italy. He trained at the Accademia della Scala in Milan and at the Ballet Academy/Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich.

In 2002 he became member of the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich.

Debut 2002/2003
Solo part in Six Dances (J. Kylián)

Debut 2003/2004:
Tom Thumb in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa / I. Liška)
Dawn (J. Neumeier)
Pas de quatre in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Serenade (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2004/2005:
Evan in Limb's Theorem (W. Forsythe)

Debut 2005/2006:
So nah, so fern (I. Galili)
Boys Variation in Raymonda (P. Wright)
Century Rolls (D. Bombana)

Debut 2006/2007:
Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Pas de six in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
A Tailor in The silver rose (G. Murphy)

Debut 2007/2008
Cambio d'abito (S. Sandroni), creation

Debut 2010/2011
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Camacho in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Widow Simone in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)

Debut 2012/2013
BIPED (M. Cunningham)

Debut 2013/2014
Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Vittorio Alberton.ęSascha Kletzsch

 


Wohin er auch blickt...


Choreography

J÷rg Mannes

wurde in 1969 Wien geboren. Mit acht Jahren begann er seine Ausbildung an der Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper, die er in Monte Carlo, London und New York komplettierte. 1985 wurde er Mitglied des Balletts der Wiener Staatsoper. Ein Rudolf Nurejev-Stipendium ermöglichte ihm 1988 einen sechsmonatigen Aufenthalt an der Opéra de Paris. 1991 ging er als Solotänzer zu Heinz Spoerli an die Deutsche Oper am Rhein/Düsseldorf.
Jörg Mannes tanzte in Choreographien u.a. von Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Léonide Massine, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nurejev, Heinz Spoerli, Rudi van Dantzig und Hans van Manen.
Sein Debüt als Choreograph gab Mannes 1994 in Düsseldorf. Gastchoreographien führten ihn unter anderem mehrfach nach Montréal, Indianapolis und an das Bolshoi Theater Moskau, zuletzt an das Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe und die Bayerische Staatsoper München.
2000 bis 2004 war Jörg Mannes als Chefchoreograph am Stadttheater Bremerhaven, von 2004 bis 2006 in der gleichen Position am Landestheater Linz tätig. Seit der Saison 2006/07 ist Jörg Mannes Ballettdirektor an die Staatsoper Hannover.
In internationalen Choreographie-Wettbewerben wurde Mannes wiederholt ausgezeichnet: So gewann er 1999 mit seiner Choreographie »ensemble« den Concours International de Choreographie Classique in Paris, die auch beim Hamburger Choreographie Wettbewerb Prix Dom Perignon in das Finale gelangte. Seine Choreographie »Pramim«, ein Solo für Thiago Bordin, wurde 2001 beim Ballettwettbewerb Helsinki mit dem ersten Preis ausgezeichnet. »Gefährliche Liebschaften«, uraufgeführt im März 2010 an der Staatsoper Hannover, ist nominiert für den deutschen Theaterpreis Der Faust in den Kategorien Choreographie und Darstellerische Leistung Tanz.
In dier Spielzeit 2010/2011 ist Mannes’ Choreographie „Wohin er auch blickt…“ im Rahmen des Ballettabends „Mein Ravel“, die die zweite Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bayerischen Staatsballett ist, zu sehen. 
J÷rg Mannes (c) Christian Brachwitz

 



Conductor

Kent Nagano


Kent Nagano. ę Benjamin Ealovega

 



Music

Maurice Ravel


 

 



Set

Tina Kitzing


Tina Kitzing

 



Costumes

Lenka Radecky


Lenka Radecky

 



Lighting

Christian Kass


Christian Kass

 



Dramaturgy

Brigitte Kn÷▀


 

 



Frau 1

SÚverine Ferrolier.

First Soloist
Séverine Ferrolier, born in Toulon/France, was trained in the Centre de Danse Christiane Espitalier de La Valette. Having graduated, she danced with the ballet at the Opéra de Toulon, the Ballet National de Nancy under the direction of Pierre Lacotte and with the English National Ballet in London. Between 1997 and 2004 she was engaged at Leipzig Ballet under the direction of Uwe Scholz, since 2002 as a first soloist. Scholz created several parts for her, e.g. in Bruckner 8, Non, je ne regrette rien and h-Moll- Messe. She also danced Mathilde in Scholz' Le Rouge et le Noir.

In 2004 she became a member of the Bavarian State Ballet, giving her debut with the company in George Balanchine's Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet during the company's guest performances in Athens in June. Her Munich repertoire includes the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška), Olympia in Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias and prominent solo parts in Forsythe's Limb's Theorem.

Debut 2005/2006
Die Nacht, Pavlova solo (N. Legat)
Marschallin in Die silberne Rose (G.Murphy)
First and third solo in Schattenakt in La Bayadère (P. Bart)
Clémence in Raymonda (R. Barra)
Pas de quatre (L. Jacobson)

Debut 2006/2007
Second Pas de deux in Century Rolls (D. Bombana)
Charlotte, fiancé of Prince Siegfried in Swan lake (R. Barra)
Odaliske and Gulnara in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liška)

Debut 2007/2008
Miranda in Der Sturm (J. Mannes), creation
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Pas de deux in the fourth movement of  Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (G. Balanchine)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)
Violakonzert/II (M. Schläpfer), creation
Aus Holbergs Zeit (J. Cranko)

Debut 2008/2009
Mutter in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Woman in Blue in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Aurora in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler), creation
Marguerite in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), Kreation
Henriette in Raymonda (M. Petipa)

Debut 2010/2011
Bathilde, Myrtha in Gisella-Mats Ek (M.Ek)
Ballerina in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)
Pas de deux in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Woman 2 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Lykanion in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Lady of the Street in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
The Queen Mother in Illusions - Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Dulcinea in Don Quijote (R. Barra nach M. Petipa, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2012/2013
The Moor's wife in The Moor's Pavane (José Limón)
Soloist 2. suit in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Athena Parthenos in Heroes (T. Kohler)

Debut 2013/2014
Lady Capulet in Romeo und Juliet (J. Cranko)
Motherly Figure in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
SÚverine Ferrolier.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Frau 2

Stephanie Hancox

First Soloist

Stephanie Hancox was born in Australia and started her training at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney. In January 2001, Stephanie came to Munich to complete her training at Ballett-Akademie/Heinz-Bosl-Foundation. Among others she danced the Corsaire-Pas de deux, in Paquita, in Light Fandango (Robert North) as well as a solo in In the Future (Hans van Manen).

In September 2003 she became member of the Bavarian State Ballet. In season 2004/2005 she danced in Forsythe’s Limb´s Theorem and Hans van Manen’s Black Cake.
She was promoted to soloist in the season 2008/2009.
As of the season 2014/15, she was promoted to First Soloist.

Debut 2007/2008:
Solo-Ariel in Der Sturm (Mannes)
Solo variation in Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (Balanchine)
Cambio d´abito (S. Sandroni), creation

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Aurora in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler)
Prudence in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation
Henriette in Raymonda (Petipa/Barra)

Debut 2009/2010
Giselle in Giselle - Mats Ek (M. Ek)
Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (F. Ashton)

Debut 2010/2011
Woman 2 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Solo in Pas Fabergè 3rd Act in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Lady of the Street in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)

Debut 2011/2012
Marie's arty aunt/ "The Beauty of Granada" in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Fairy Variation in The Sleeping Beauty (I. Liska after M. Petipa)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
Whore in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Sommer 2012
Gala für Tanya Pearson Taming-Pas de deux, Gala Version

Debut 2012/2013
1. and 2. Shade Variation in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
4. Variation in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation
Hostess in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)

Debut 2013/2014
The Chosen One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Stephanie Hancox Foto: S. Kletzsch

 



Frau 3

Ekaterina Petina

Principal Dancer

Ekaterina Petina was born in Sevastopol. Ten years old she started training at the Waganova Academy in St. Petersburg. In 2001 she assumed her first engagement at the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg where she among others danced solo parts in Balanchine’s Rubies, Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Approximate Sonata, Steptext and several fairies in Sleeping Beauty. She also participated in various Mariinsky Theatre tours across Japan, England, China, Canada and Mexico.

In 2009/2010 she became a Soloist and since the beginning of the season 2011/12 she performs as First Solist at the Bavarian State Ballet. As of the season 2014/15, she was promoted to Principal Dancer.

Debut 2009/2010
Olympia in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Girlfriend in Raymonda (M. Petipa)
Odalisk in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Pas de deux 2 in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Rival in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)

Debut 2010/2011
Woman 3 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Nymph in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler)
Lilac Fairy, Violente fairy, Duchess and Rubin in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa(I. Liška)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Princess Odette in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Dulcinea in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
Mercedes in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Princess Natalia in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
1. Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
1. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Ray Barra/Lew Iwanow/Marius Petipa)

Debut 2012/2013
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M.Petipa/P. Bart)
2. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J.Robbins)
The Woman in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
6. Variation in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)

Debut 2013/2014
Hippolyta/Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Ekaterina Petina.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Man 1

Javier Gonzalez.

First Soloist

Javier Amo Gonzalez was born in Bilbao, started training at the Jon Beitia School in his home town and completed his dance education at the John-Cranko-School in Stuttgart.
In 1999 he joined the Stuttgarter Ballet and danced all important productions of the classical and modern repertoire including several solo parts like Balanchine's Symphony in C, Marguerite Donlon's Somewhere Between Remembering and Forgetting, Daniela Kurz's, Paper Scissor Stone, Christian Spuck's Nocturne, Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering, Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge, as well as Benvolio in Cranko's Romeo and Juliet.

Since autumn 2005 Javier Amo Gonzalez has been a corps de ballet member of the Bavarian State Ballet. He was promoted to Soloist at the beginning of the season 2007/2008 and to first Soloist in the season 2009/2010.

Debut 2005/2006
Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Limbs Theorem (W. Forsythe)
Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Grand Pas and male variation in Raymonda (R. Barra)

Debut 2006/2007
Solo (H. van Manen)
Pas de six and russian dance in Swanlake (R. Barra)
Song of the earth (K. MacMillan)
Birbanto in Le Corsaire (I. Liška, M. Petipa)
Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)

Debut 2007/2008
Ferdinand in Der Sturm (J. Mannes)
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)

Debut 2008/2009
Ghost Birds in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Athlet in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Benno in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation
Béranger in Raymonda (M. Petipa)
Solo (H. van Manen)

Debut 2009/2010
Albrecht in Giselle - Mats Ek (M. Ek)
Chaconne (J. Limón)

Debut 2010/2011
French Soloist in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler)
Lenski in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Cavalier in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Pas de Six in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Pepe in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
El Trianero, Matador in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
1. Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)

Debut 2012/2013
3. Solo-Boy in Choreartium (L. Massine)

Javier Amo Gonzalez.ęSascha Kletzsch

 



Man 2

LukßÜ Slavickř.

Principal dancer

Lukáš Slavický was born in Prague and received his training at the conservatory where his father Jaroslav Slavický is director of the dance department. Since both his parents were ballet dancers dance was in his blood from boyhood and he very soon attracted attention. While still a student he danced solo parts in Nutcracker and La Fille mal gardée. When the school guested at the theatre in Brno he danced the Don Quixote pas de deux. For this and many other performances he chose Zuzana Zahradníková as his partner and together they came to Munich in 1999, Zuzana as apprentice and Lukáš as corps de ballet dancer.

In 1997 Lukáš Slavický won the first prize at the ballet competition in Vienna, was in the finals of the Prix de Lausanne in 1998 and was awarded the third prize at the Nureyev competition in Budapest the same year, and again, one year later, in Nagoya, Japan. Even before his first professional engagement he was invited to dance at galas, e.g. in 1997 and 1998 in Ludwigsburg for the Birgit-Keil-Foundation, and again at the gala on the occasion of the award of the German Tanzpreis to Birgit Keil. In 1999 he appeared at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow with the Jeune Ballet de France and at the Nureyev memorial gala in Budapest.

Since the season 1999/2000 Lukáš Slavický has been a member of the Bavarian State Ballet. Even in his first year in the corps de ballet he was given small solo parts, e.g. in the pas de six in Giselle and as Bird-Spirit in A Cinderella Story by Neumeier. At the beginning of the 2000/2001 season he made his debut as Romeo in John Cranko’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and as Prince in Neumeier’s A Cinderella Story, in both cases as partner of Anna Villadolid. The same season Lucinda Childs created one of the leads in her Händel/Corelli for him. In December 2001 he danced Jean de Brienne in Raymonda for the first time and danced in Balanchine’s Brahms-Schönberg Quartett as well a created role in Jacopo Godani’s After Dark. With the beginning of the 2002/2003 season he was appointed first soloist and in 2003/2004 he was appointed principal.

In May 2003, he received the Prix Benois in the category “best male dancer”.

In 2002/2003 he danced Basilio in Don Quijote (Ray Barra), Lenski in Onegin (John Cranko), After Dark (Jacopo Godani), Lysander in Ein Sommernachtstraum (John Neumeier) und Solo in Jupiter-Sinfonie (John Neumeier).

Debut 2003/2004
Günther in Nutcracker (J. Neumeier,)
Prinz Désiré and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa, I. Liška)
Bridegroom in Svadebka (J. Kylián)
Apartment (M. Ek)
Brahms-Schönberg Quartett (G. Balanchine) the second detail (W. Forsythe)

Debut 2004/2005
Limb`s Theorem (W. Forsythe)
Agon
(G. Balanchine)
Five Tangos (H. van Manen)
Solo (H. van Manen)

Debut 2005/2006
Ricercare (I. Liška), creation for the Terpsichore-Gala V
Octavian in The silver rose (G. Muphy), creation
Century Rolls (D. Bombana)
My way (S. Toss)

Debut 2006/2007
Konrad in Le Corsaire (M.Petipa, I.Liška)

Debut 2007/2008
Ferdinand in Der Sturm (J. Mannes), creation
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Aus Holbergs Zeit (J. Cranko)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)

Debuts 2008/2009
Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Mercutio in Romeo und Juliet (J. Cranko)
Golden Slave in Shéhérazade (M.Fokine)
Armand and Gaston Rieux in Die Kameliendame (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2009/2010
Hilarion in Giselle - Mats Ek (M. Ek)

Debut 2010/2011
Man 2 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes)
Petruccio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Count Alexander in Illusions - Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)

Debut 2011/2012
Basilio in Don Quijote (M. Petipa, new choreography by R. Barra, A. Gorski, Tradition)
Voices of Spring (F. Ashton)
The Eternal One in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
1. Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variationen (J. Robbins)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)

Debut 2012/2013
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
1. Solo-Boy in Choreartium (L. Massine)
The Moor's friend in The Moor's Pavane (José Limón)
Prometheus in Helden (T. Kohler)
Der König in Illusionen - wie Schwanensee (J. Neumeier)

Debut 2013/2014
Konzert für Violine und Orchester (A. Barton)

Lukas Slavickř Foto: S. Kletzsch