The 26th Festival
Benois de la Danse

Year of Ballet celebrating the 200 Anniversary of the Great choreographer Marius Petipa’s birth

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June

The Bolshoi Theatre

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Gala-concert of the world ballet stars – nominees of Benois-2018 and awarding of the laureates.

Among 26 nominees of Benois–2018 are soloists of 13 leading companies of the world. The decision of the Jury under the presidency of Yuri Grigorovich will be announced during the ceremony. This year Prize For Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to an outstanding dancer, Natalia Makarova. Another legend of the ballet world, Sylvie Guillem, will receive the same Prize awarded to her in 2015.

In the gala this year, apart from the nominees, participate Polina Semionova of the Staats Ballett Berlin (Benois laureate of 2014) and Maria Kochetkova of San Francisco Ballet who will receive Russian-Italian Prize "Benois-Massine".

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June

The Bolshoi Theatre

Vivat Petipa! Classics through the eyes of contemporary choreographers. Gala of ballet stars – Benois laureates of different years.

In the programme there are Petipa classics as well as neo-classical version of his ballets and several world and Moscow premieres. Among the participants: Natalia Ossipova, Lucia Lacarra, Ivan Vassiliev, Maria Vinogradova, Ekaterina Krysanova, Denis Rodkin, Xander Parish, Polina Semionova, Oksana Skorik, Ruslan Skvortsov, Maria Kochetkova, Brooklyn Mack and other stars of the ballet world.

Jury

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J G

Juri Grigorovich

President of the jury

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E A

Eleonora Abbagnato

Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, Artistic Director of the Rome Opera Ballet

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S W

Samuel Wuersten

Director of Holland-Dance Festival

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N L

Nicolas Le Riche

Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet

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D M

David Mcallister

Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet

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T R

Tamara Rojo

Prima-ballerina and Artistic Director of the English National Ballet

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B E

Boris Eifman

Artistic Director of St.Petersburg Eifman Ballet

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N E

Nora Esteves

Ex-Prima-ballerina, choreograph and coach of the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro

Laureates

Natalia Makarova

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker

Deboran Colker

Choreographer

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Yuri Possokhov

Choreographer

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Sae Eun Park

Female Dancer

Bolshoi Theatre Press Office (by D. Yusupov)

Vladislav Lantratov

Male Dancer

Alex Gouliaev

Isaac Hernandez

Male Dancer

D_Yusupov

Ilya Demutsky

Composer

Маргарита Иванова

Kirill Serebrennikov

Designer

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT

Natalia Makarova

FEMALE DANCERS

NomineesChoreographers

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Marco Gocke

Wir sagen uns Dunkles

Franz Schubert

Netherlands Dans Theater-2

Б. Аннадурдыев / Peter Baryshnikov

Laurent Hilaire / Mikhail Baryshnikov

Don Quixote

Ludvig Minkus

Rome Opera Ballet

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker

Deboran Colker

Dog Without Feathers

Jorge Dű Peixe/Berna Ceppas

Deborah Colker Company

Frédéric Néry / Yocom

Thierry Malandain

Noah

Gioacchino Rossini

Malandain Ballet Biarriz

M. Logvinov

John Neumeier

Anna Karenina

Peter Tchaikovsky/Alfred Schnittke/Cat Stevens/Usuf Islam

HamburgBallet

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Yuri Possokhov

Nureev

Ilya Demutsky

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Tobias

Alexander Ekman

Play

Mikael Karlsson

Paris Opera Ballet

Female Dancers

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Amanda Gomes

The Title role, Esmeralda

C.Pugni/J.Perrot, M.Petipa, A.Petrov’s version

Tatar State Opera Ballet

Filip van Roe Joris Jan Bos

Drew Jacoby

Pina Bausch, Café Műller

H.Pursell/P.Bausch

Royal Ballet of Flanders

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Jurgita Dronina

The Title role, La Sylphide, H.Løvenskjold/A.Bournonville

Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, S.Prokofiev/R.Nureyev

English National Ballet

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Svetlana Zakharova

Anastasia, Ivan the Terrible

S.Prokofiev/Y. Grigorovich

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Kate Longley & Daniel Boud

Ako Kondo

Alice, Alice in Wonderland

J.Talbot/Ch.Wheeldon

The Australian Ballet

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Sae Eun Park

The Leading part, Diamonds

P.Tchaikovsky/G.Balanchine

Paris Opera Ballet

Male Dancers

JeffBusby

Kevin Jackson

Jack/Knave of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland

J.Talbot/Ch.Wheeldon

The Australian Ballet

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Daniel Camargo

Soloist, Chamber Symphony D.Shostakovich/A.Ratmansky. Het National Ballet

Solor, La Bayadère, L.Minkus/M.Petipa. The Tokyo Ballet

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Vladislav Lantratov

The Title role, Nureev

I.Demutsky/Y.Possokhov

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Sebastien Mathé

Pablo Legasa

Maurice (quintet), Herman Schmerman, T.Willems/W.Forsythe. Paris Opera Ballet

Sebastien Galtier

Marijn Rademaker

Two and Only

M.Benjamin/W.Kuindersma

Het National Ballet

UFFICIO STAMPA BALLO

Michele Satriano

Don Jose, Carmen

G.Bizet/R.Petit

Rome Opera Ballet

Alex Gouliaev

Isaac Hernandez

Basilio, Don Quixote, L.Minkus/L.Hilaire, M.Baryshnikov. Rome Opera Ballet

James, La Sylphide, H.Løvenskjold/A.Bournonville. English National Ballet

Composers

D_Yusupov

Ilya Demutsky

Nureev

choreography by Y.Possokhov

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

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Jorge Du Peixe / Berna Ceppas

Dog Without Feathesr

choreography by D.Colker

Deborah Colker Company

Designers

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Gringo Cardia

Dog Without Feathesr

choreography by D.Colker

Deborah Colker Company

Маргарита Иванова

Kirill Serebrennikov

Nureev

choreography by Y.Possokhov

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia