En cette semaine du 22 juin, voici des nouvelles de nos amis du Youth America Grand Prix.
(En anglais seulement)
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The Week at Youth America Grand Prix
June 22, 2015
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Opening Night Gala on Saturday, June 20
- YAGP alumna and New York City Ballet Principal, Sara Mearns danced with New York City Ballet Soloist, Russell Jantzen.
- YAGP guest artist and ABT Principal Daniil Simkin, plus Martha Graham Dance Company and Liz Gerring Dance Company also headlined the Opening Night Gala.
- YAGP guest artist Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO will run July 22-26. YAGP alumni will perform with Simkin, including ABT Principals, Isabella Boylston, Hee Seo, and James Whiteside and ABT Corps members, Calvin Royal III, Blaine Hoven, and Cassandra Trenary.
Gala de Danza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- YAGP alumna and Ballet West Principal, Beckanne Sisk and YAGP guest artist and Joffrey Ballet Principal, Fabrice Calmels danced last weekend in a world premiere duet choreographed by Josie Walsh with live music by Sammy Hagar.
ABT's Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 15 - 20
- YAGP alumna and ABT Principal, Hee Seo performed the role of Juliet exquisitely an unprecedented three times in one week, partnered by YAGP alumnus and ABT Principal, Cory Stearns and by YAGP emerging choreographer and guest artist and ABT Principal, Marcelo Gomes.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT Principal, James Whiteside and YAGP alumnus and ABT Soloist, Joseph Gorak danced the title role of Romeo.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT corps dancer, Blaine Hoven performed the role of Benvolio at more than half of the week's performances.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT corps dancer, Calvin Royal III made his premiere as Benvolio.
Julie Kent's Farewell
- YAGP 2015 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala Co-Host, 2006 YAGP Honoree, and YAGP guest artist Julie Kent took her final bow to an unprecedented standing ovation after her final performance as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, one of her signature roles, celebrating 30 years with ABT.
- Julie has danced over 100 ballets with ABT, more than any other ABT Principal Ballerina.
Spotlight on: YAGP Alumna Rio Anderson
- Watch YAGP alumna and 2015 Silver Medalist, Rio Anderson's journey to becoming a professional ballerina in Lisa Ling's Discovery Network's Seeker series.
The Royal Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater, June 23 - 28
- YAGP alumnus and Royal Ballet Principal, Matthew Golding dances with YAGP guest artist and Royal Ballet and Mikhailovsky Ballet Principal, Natalia Osipova in The Dream. YAGP first introduced Osipova to New York audiences at the 2008 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala - and the rest is history.
- YAGP alumnus and Royal Ballet Soloist, Valentino Zucchetti will dance in Voices of Spring.
- YAGP alumna and Royal Ballet Soloist, Melissa Hamilton will perform Infra.
- YAGP guest artist and Royal Ballet Principal, Marienela Nuñez will join Hamilton in Infra, and will go on to dance in Song of the Earth, and Aeternum pas de deux.
- YAGP guest artist and Royal Ballet Principal, Sarah Lamb will dance the opening night performance of The Dream with Royal Ballet Principal, Steven McRae, followed later by performances in Infra, The Age of Anxiety, and Carousel pas de deux.
- YAGP guest artist and Royal Ballet Principal, Federico Bonelli will dance in Infra, The Age of Anxiety, and Aeternum pas de deux.
- YAGP guest artist and Royal Ballet Soloist, Eric Underwood will join others in Infra.
ABT's Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 22 - 28
- YAGP alumnus and ABT Principal, Cory Stearns as Von Rothbart and Prince Siegfried.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT Principal, James Whiteside as Von Rothbart and Prince Siegfried.
- YAGP emerging choreographer and guest artist and ABT Principal, Marcelo Gomes as Von Rothbart and Prince Siegfried.
- YAGP alumna and ABT Principal, Hee Seo as Odette/Odile.
- YAGP alumna and ABT Principal, Isabella Boylston as Odette/Odile.
- YAGP guest artist and ABT soloist Misty Copeland - who could forget Misty's performance of Derek Hough's premiere at YAGP's 2014 Gala - debuted as Juliet two times in Romeo and Juliet and will debut as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake this week.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT corps dancer, Thomas Forster as Von Rothbart.
- YAGP alumnus and ABT corps dancer, Calvin Royal III as Benno among many others.