| Born in New York, son of Leonide Massine, Lorca Massine has studied and collaborated with the greatest choreographers of our time: Balanchine, Bejart, and Leonide Massine. He has inherited his father's penchant for story ballets and combined this with his unusual ability of illustrating contemporary themes in dance using the classical idiom. He has choreographed more than fifty ballets and musical productions. The original version of Zorba,which premiered at the Arena of Verona, has been seen in more than thirty countries by over three million enthusiastic spectators. Massine's undertaking of the APASSIONATA-Ovations Tour, an equine choreographic extravaganza, set new standards!
His works have been in the repertoires of internationally acclaimed companies such as New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Bejart's Ballet of the Twentieth Century, and the Paris Opera Ballet, and have been performed on the stages of international opera houses from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to Teatro alla Scala i(Milan), Teatro la Fenice (Venice),Teatro San Carlo(Naples), Teatro dell'Opera (Rome), Teatro Carlo San Felice (Genoa),Teatro Massimo (Palermo), the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden (London), and the Arena di Verona.
Lorca Massine is also the heir to Leonide Massine's vast heritage. His stagings of his father's ballets have been performed at the Paris Opera, American Ballet Theater, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Birmingham Royal Ballet,The Royal Winnepeg Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, and in 2005, three works of Leonide Massine entered the repertoire of the Bolshoi Ballet.
|"For the first time, Lorca Massine, arm in arm with Anna Krzyskow and Cameron Basden,have staged Leonide Massine's ballets in Russia. This production has become a great historical and cultural event in Moscow. Lorca succeeded in inspiring Bolshoi dancers with his love and knowledge of Massine's choreography and it was a great pleasure to work with him. Massine's ballets are loved by the dancers and are very popular with the public. The choreography's impeccable classicism-Massine makes use of and develops the best traditions of Russian, or rather Moscow imperial ballet-and conscious and consistent avant-gardism a la Diaghilev is disarming. I am convinced that it is a very rich choreography full of unexplored potential... "
Alexei Ratmansky, Director of the Bolshoi Ballet
|"In 1988, Lorca Massine staged his father's most celebrated work, Gaite Parisienne, for American Ballet Theatre. Collaborating with designer Christian LaCroix, Mr. Massine gave this ballet a new life. Along with imparting information gleaned from his father's personal notes, Mr. Massine coached ABT dancers brilliantly, recreating the color and spirit of the Belle Epoque." Mikhail Baryshnikov|
|Lorca Massine's Full-length Ballets:
Ondine (Henze/La Motte Fouquet), Mario and the Magician (Thomas Mann/ Visconti/ Manino), Esoterik Satie (Erik Satie piano music), Laudes Evangelii, choreographic mystery after Leonide Massine (12th century music orchestrated by V. Buchi), Fortepianissimo (Chopin), Sebastian, Streets the Musical, Metamorphosis, Four Last Songs (Strauss), and Zorba (Katzantzakis/Theodorakis)
Lorca Massine is also available to stage the ballets of Leonide Massine.
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