The new ballet director of the Greek National Opera (GNO), Andonis Foniadakis, has invited leading choreographers Benjamin Millepied and Douglas Lee to participate in a 3-part work entitled Landscapes (“Topia”) which marks a new turn in the artistic identity of the Greek National Opera’s ballet and brings different styles of neoclassical ballet together in a creative dialogue. Benjamin Millepied, until recently director of the Paris Opera Ballet, and an internationally acclaimed principal dancer and choreographer himself, is presenting one of his pieces entitled Sarabande for the first time performed by the GNO’s ballet. British choreographer and dancer, Douglas Lee, is presenting his new creation Fortress, while Andonis Foniadakis will present his choreography entitled The Shaker Loops.
With the participation of principals of the GNO orchestra and the GNO principal dancers, soloists, demi-soloists and Corps de Ballet.
CREDITS: Choreography: Douglas Lee / Benjamin Millepied / Andonis Foniadakis. Music: Ezio Bosso / Johann Sebastian Bach / John Adams.
Why Athens Tip: Members of the public who have purchased tickets to watch Landscapes at the Olympia Theatre will be notified by the GNO Box Office about how they can swap their tickets for the GNO Main Stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Should they wish, they can hand the tickets back and receive a full refund.
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