ZORBA THE GREEKPrice: - Lt.
Ballet in 2 acts
Librettist and Choreographer Lorca Massine (Italy)
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Designer Sofia Tugarinova-Grzelak (Poland)
Premiere: 24 April 1998
Zorba the Greek from the Nikos Kazantzaki’s novel is known throughout the literary world. Zorba the Greek impersonated by Anthony Quinn is known throughout the cinema world. Lorca Massine’s Zorba, likewise, can be said to be known throughout the ballet world. Compelled by the overwhelming philosophy of joy, the spellbinding power of dance and vertigo of the final syrtaki, we readily forget our little troubles and problems, start feeling the heat of the sunny Aegean seashore and keep repeating syrtaki steps on our way home…
Approx. running time: 2h 20min