Night and Day: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Olga Pavlova stars in MCBís Spanish Dances.
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Springing into Spring

Revivals of two Paul Mejia ballets and a new piece by guest choreographer Anatoly Emelianov highlight Metropolitan Classical Balletís spring repertory program.

By Leonard Eureka

Set to music for violin and piano, both Mejia works, Sonata in D Minor by Camille Saint-SaŽns and Spanish Dances by Pablo de Sarasate, are choices that wonít break MCBís budget. American violinist Eric Grossman and young Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov will accompany the performances. The entire company will be showcased. In addition, guest ballerina Olga Volobuyeva of the Royal Flanders Ballet in Belgium has been brought in to perform with company regulars Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko.
Emelianovís work, The Time, explores the middle section of Tabula Rasa, a concerto for two violins, string orchestra, and piano by Estonian composer Arvo Pšrt, a grand old man of European Minimalism. Though the music will be on tape, board member Sharon Nolan wants everyone to know that this is not indicative of a trend. For the companyís next program in June, a full orchestra will be employed. Plus, the Fort Worth Symphony has been signed to accompany the ballet next season.
Emelianov also will dance the one male role in his new ballet, surrounded by seven ballerinas.

Wed at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $10-38. Call 817-212-4280.


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