Ballet

Boléro

Maurice Ravel
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Duration
20 minutes
Conductors:
Theatre's principal conductor Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich, Vitaly Kovalchuk

Production team members

Producing conductor:
Theatre's principal conductor Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich
Choreographer:
Stage designer:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine Eugene Gurenko
Costume designer:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine Sergey Vasiliev
Lighting designer:

About event

Ballet in one act.
Choreography and libretto by Georgy Kovtun.

Maurice Ravel's "Boléro", which is nowadays a musical business card of many symphony orchestras, was initially supposed to be a choreographic piece. It premiered on the 22nd of November 1928 at the Paris Opéra during the Ida Rubinstein event. The composer recalls: "In 1928, Ms Rubinstein commissioned me to write “Boléro” for an orchestra. It is a dance in moderate tempo, absolutely immutable melodically, harmonically and rhythmically. Moreover, the rhythm is continuously repeated by a snare drum. The only variable element is the crescendo of the orchestra". The piece became so popular that it assumed a significant position in the repertoire of many theatres worldwide.
“Boléro” has already had one choreographic iteration on the stage of the Odessa Opera. Natalia Barysheva and Mykhaylo Petukhov (now – the theatre’s ballet pedagogues) once told us the story of Galatea with Ravel’s music. The choreographer was also Georgy Kovtun.

My main goal today is to get the traditions of “ballet de caractère" back on the stages of theatres. In Spain, each province has got its own folklore identity, so, in this version, I gathered choreographic elements from different Spanish regions. For the ballet artists, this production also turned out to be, in a way, educational, since they have not worked in this kind of plastique in a while. For the first time, I am experimenting with combining colour and choreography. This ballet is a kind of symphony of costumes. The story plays out between their colours.
— Georgy Kovtun

The “Boléro” tells the story of a strong-willed girl and two men in love with her. Both caballeros are temperamental and handsome, so the girl has a tough choice to make. How will the story end? It is up to the spectator to decide.

Characters

Men:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine Sergey Dotsenko, Honoured Artist of Moldova Vladimir Statnii, Stanislav Skrynnik, Dmitriy Sharay

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