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29 May will see the gala performance of Tallinn Ballet School

29.05.2017 / Ülla Veerg

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On 29 May will take place the gala concert of the Tallinn Ballet School at the Estonian National Opera. This year’s gala features students from the youngest to the senior grades: Anna-Roberta Lahesoo, Innessa Glazõrina, Laura Ragel, Serafima Kolodkina, Anita Kurõljova, Elise Pottmann, Elina Masing, Aglaia Fedotova, Ulla-Mari Tammela, Marfa Sayapina, Jaan Männima, Taras Titarenko and Kaito Kurokawa, who will perform fragments from classical pieces in the first part of the evening and bring to you Marina Kesler’s brand new staging “Death and the Maiden” to the music of Franz Schubert in the second part.

This year a new class of contemporary dance will see its first graduates. Choreographer Marina Kesler takes the challenge to create a synthesis of classical and contemporary dance techniques. In the original story of “Death and the Maiden” Death conquers the Maiden, but in Kesler’s version the concept changes without breaking musical dramaturgy. The choreographer experiments with an idea that a person has a capacity to change his destiny. She believes that it is a positive message to young people, who step into the world of grown-ups and have not yet lost hope, strength and belief in achieving their dreams. They are the ones to model the new generation of our society with their extravagant and bold ideas.

Photo: Rünno Lahesoo

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