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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Staged for the Trockadero by Alexandre Minz
Costumes by Mike Gonzales, after Benois
Décor by John Claassen
Lighting by Kip Marsh

ChopEniana is an “abstract” classical ballet, without narrative structure or defined characters. Although it atmospherically suggests Giselle and La Sylphide, the sentiments aroused spring from the sublime music of Chopin—the evanescence of dreams, desire, and melancholy.

Nocturne, Op. 32, No. 2
The Company

Valse, Op. 70, No. 1
Maya Thickenthighya

Prelude, Op. 28, No. 7
Elvira Khababgallina

Mazurka, Op. 67, No. 3
Dmitri Legupski

Mazurka, Op. 33, No. 3
Varvara Laptopova

Valse, Op. 64, No. 2
Elvira Khababgallina and Dmitri Legupski

Valse, Op. 18., No 1
The Company


Pas de Deux or Modern Work to be Announced

Go for Barocco

Music by J.S. Bach
Choreography by Peter Anastos
Costumes by Mike Gonzales
Lighting by Kip Marsh

The stylistic heir to Balanchine’s Middle-Blue-Verging-On-Black-and-White Period, this ballet has become a primer in identifying stark coolness and choreo-symphonic delineation in the new (neo) neo-new classic dance. It has been called a wristwatch for Balanchine clock-time.

First Movement (Moderato)
Eugenia Repelskii and Helen Highwaters with Minnie van Driver, Ludmila Beaulemova, Maria Clubfoot, Grunya Protazova

Second Movement (Adagio)
Eugenia Repelskii and Helen Highwaters

Third Movement (Allegro)


Valpurgeyeva Noch


Music by Charles Gounod
Staged and with additional choreography by Elena Kunikova, after Leonid Lavrosky
Costumes by Christopher Anthony Vergara
Lighting by Jax Messenger
Décor by Kip Marsh

This ballet is inspired by the Bolshoi Ballet’s Valpurgeyeva Noch, which Russians have long respected as a specimen of Soviet balletic camp.

Varvara Laptopova

Nicholas Khachafallenjar

Sergey Legupski

Dmitri Legupski, Tino Xirau-Lopez, William Vanilla, Jens Witzelsucht

Sascha Altschmerz, Helen Highwaters, Eugenia Repelskii

Artists of the Trockadero