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Ballets Ballet Imperial Music by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski - Who Cares ? Music by George Gershwin
Created in 1970 by the New York City Ballet, “Who cares ?” is a suite of dances to songs by George and Ira Gershwin – including the “classic” that gives the piece its name and I Got Rhythm – against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Who cares? combines an ensemble of dancers in various formations, followed by four soloists. All come together in a playful finale in which Balanchine wanted to show the ’musical genius and melodic beauty of Gershwin’s compositions through classical dance’. of Gershwin’s compositions through classical dance’. A tribute to the grandeur of Imperial Russia, Ballet Impérial was created in 1941 by the American Ballet Caravan to Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto. A work in which George Balanchine brilliantly celebrates the technical virtuosity of academic ballet in the style of Petipa – his “spiritual father” – and the great St Petersburg tradition.
Les Etoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra Paris National Orchestra
Who Cares ? Music by George Gershwin Adaptation and orchestration : Hershy Kay Choreography : George Balanchine Conductor : Mikhaïl Agrest Set design : Paul Gallis Costume design : Xavier Ronze Lighting design : Mark Stanley
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Opera national de Paris with the participation of France Télévisions
Running Time : 90'
Production Year : 2023
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD