The second includes a revised Chaconne, Ballo della Regina, and Elegie, as well as Prodigal Son, The Steadfast Tin Soldier
, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux--the latter three works commemorating Mikhail Baryshnikov's brief tenure at NYC Ballet.
Lookingglass Theatre Company ensemble member Mary Zimmerman conceived and directed the company's world premiere of the family-friendly play with music "The Steadfast Tin Soldier
." It's based on the Hans Christian Andersen story about a toy tin soldier, his adventures outside the playroom and the paper ballerina with whom he's smitten.
"My parents dragged me to an audition for the Gateway Players production "The Steadfast Tin Soldier
," he said.
Half-price tickets to an Oregon Bach Festival presentation of "The Steadfast Tin Soldier
" will be offered today only as part of the Hult Center's Wild Card Wednesday program.
Balanchine's touching holiday tribute, The Steadfast Tin Soldier
, is just one of the selections on this video.
Going from the "Steadfast Tin Soldier
" when he was 5 to being named one of New York City's rising young stars at the age of 35, Ken Davenport has had a good run.
`The Steadfast Tin Soldier
' features more than 20 dancers from the Eugene School of Ballet as a part of the new DTO children's company, called DTO II.
Jaunty Daphne Falcone and handsome Alain Molina made an appealing couple in The Steadfast Tin Soldier
(1975), a little gem of a ballet too often dismissed as a mere child's tale.
As a dancer for sixteen years with New York City Ballet, Weiss performed in many Balanchine works, including Steadfast Tin Soldier
with Patricia McBride.
Here's the lineup: Agon, The Steadfast Tin Soldier
, the pas de deux from Margo Sappington's Under the Sun, Le Corsaire or Don Quixote, in alternation, and Petrouchka.
The ballet premiered in 1987 with three stories choreographed by company director Bruce Marks and former associate director Bruce Wells: "The Steadfast Tin Soldier
," "The Ice Maiden," and "The Wild Swans." For the 1991 revival, "The Wild Swans" was rechoreographed by Jill Eathorne Bahr with a new score by Patricia Van Ness.
She had danced with the company since its founding and had performed leading roles in Balanchine's Steadfast Tin Soldier
and Apollo as well as in works by the company's artistic director, Daniel Duell, and its resident choreographer, Gordon Peirce Schmidt.