For one night only the Compagnie François Mauduit Select Ballet Company will be performing Bolero on Saturday, June 16, 8:00 pm, at Teatro Vallarta. Featuring distinguished French ballet dancers, this prestigious ballet company has performed around the world.
Angelica del Rey, the Select Ballet’s spokesperson in Mexico, said in an interview with Notimex that they will offer audiences a varied repertoire that brings together classical and traditional dance with contemporary avant-garde trends showcasing the dancers’ technical and athletic abilities.
Choreographer François Mauduit honors the creative geniuses of the 20th century. Creating his own version of well-known ballets, Mauduit pays tribute to George Balanchine and the famous choreographer Maurice Béjart, initiator of neoclassical dance in Europe.
According to Del Ray, ‘Bolero’ is an original neoclassical ballet set to a compilation of emblematic works, a selection of pieces that the public is familiar with, and perhaps, are among their favorites. Some titles include Samson and Delilah, Madame Bovary, Chaikovski Concerto, Quant on a l’amour and Bolero, classical pieces that, when combined with the choreography will add a new dimension to the stage, where work on the set and lighting elements has already begun.
With more than 10 years of experience throughout Europe, this will be the first time that François Maudit’s company steps foot on North American soil, with Mexico being the chosen destination. “The troupe’s presence here is also due to its participation in a dance festival that will begin on June 15 in Guadalajara; from there it will come to Puerto Vallarta before continuing on to Mexico City, and finally to Puebla,” Del Rey explained.
Ticket prices range from $385 Pesos to $605 Pesos (VIP seating) and are available at the theater’s box office, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, or online via teatrovallarta.com.