Quicksilver footwork and a generous upper body
by George Balanchine
«Allegro Brillante» marks a return to Balanchine's origins and retrospectively becomes a celebration of his training at Saint Petersburg’s Imperial Ballet School and his time with the Mariinsky Ballet. Balanchine's masterpiece entered the repertoire of the Bayerisches Junior Ballet München in 2012 and has become a calling card for the different generations of ensemble members since. Ahead of the Autumn-Matinee performances in 2022 dancers of the Bayerisches Junior Ballett München have been working with ballet master Olivier Vercoutere to refine the choreographic and stylistic qualities synonymous with Balanchine's work.