Playin’ with the Band
Metropolitan Classical Ballet brings the dance season to a close this weekend with a double bill of new works by company co-directors Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov.
Mejia has chosen the light-hearted Jeux, or “play,” for his latest work. Written for the Diaghilev Ballet Russes in 1913, the Debussy score was originally choreographed and danced by Vaslav Nijinsky. Mejia is keeping its original pas de trois format but using his own steps. His ballerinas will be the extraordinary Russian Olga Pavlova and the brilliant Marina Goshko, both partnered by Yevgeni Anfinogenov. In an unusual mix of cultures, Vetrov has choreographed the Russian rock-opera Joaquin Murieta, based on the life of a historical figure from the old American West. Alexei Rybnikov wrote the music, with lyrics by Pavel Grushko, and English surtitles will be flashed over the stage. Anatoly Emelianov will dance the title role. As with the music of Jeux, the rock ’n’ roll will be prerecorded. — Leonard Eureka Fri at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $10-30. Call 817-212 4280.-Leonard Eureka