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, SemionChudin, ViktoriaTereshkina, Xander Parish, PolinaSemionova, Maria Kochetkova, Brooklyn Mack and other stars of the ballet world.

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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

NomineesChoreographers

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Marco Gocke

Wir sagen uns Dunkles, Franz Schubert. Netherlands Dans Theater-2.

Wir sagen uns Dunkles, Franz Schubert. Netherlands Dans Theater-2. 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.

Dog Without Feathers, Jorge Dű Peixe/Berna Ceppas. Deborah Colker Company. Dog Without Feathers, Jorge Dű Peixe/Berna Ceppas. Deborah Colker Company. 
Frédéric Néry / Yocom

Thierry Malandain

Noah, Gioacchino Rossini. Malandain Ballet Biarriz.

Noah, Gioacchino Rossini. Malandain Ballet Biarriz. Noah, Gioacchino Rossini. Malandain Ballet Biarriz. 
M. Logvinov

John Neumeier

Anna Karenina, Peter Tchaikovsky/Alfred Schnittke/Cat Stevens/Usuf Islam. HamburgBallet.

Anna Karenina, Peter Tchaikovsky/Alfred Schnittke/Cat Stevens/Usuf Islam. HamburgBallet. Anna Karenina, Peter Tchaikovsky/Alfred Schnittke/Cat Stevens/Usuf Islam. HamburgBallet. 
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Yuri Possokhov

Nureev, Ilya Demutsky. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

Nureev, Ilya Demutsky. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Nureev, Ilya Demutsky. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. 
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Alexander Ekman

Play, Mikael Karlsson. Paris Opera Ballet.

Play, Mikael Karlsson. Paris Opera Ballet. 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

The Title role, Esmeralda, C.Pugni/J.Perrot, M.Petipa, A.Petrov’s version.Tatar State Opera Ballet 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.

Pina Bausch, Café Műller, H.Pursell/P.Bausch. Royal Ballet of Flanders. 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.

The Title role, La Sylphide, H.Løvenskjold/A.Bournonville; Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, S.Prokofiev/R.Nureyev. English National Ballet. 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.

Alice, Alice in Wonderland, J.Talbot/Ch.Wheeldon. The Australian Ballet. 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.

Jack/Knave of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland, J.Talbot/Ch.Wheeldon. The Australian Ballet. 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

A Man, Herman Schmerman, T.Willems/W.Forsythe. Paris Opera Ballet

Sebastien Galtier

Marijn Rademaker

Two and Only, M.Benjamin/W.Kuindersma. Het National Ballet.

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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.

Basilio, Don Quixote, L.Minkus/L.Hilaire, M.Baryshnikov. Rome Opera Ballet; James, La Sylphide, H.Løvenskjold/A.Bournonville. English National Ballet. 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

Nureev, choreography by Y.Possokhov. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

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Jorge Du Peixe

Dog Without Feathesr, choreography by D.Colker. Deborah Colker Company.

Berna Ceppas

Dog Without Feathers, choreography by D.Colker. Deborah Colker Company.

Designers

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Gringo Cardia

Dog Without Feathers, choreography by D.Colker. Deborah Colker Company.

Маргарита Иванова

Kirill Serebrennikov

Nureev, choreography by Y.Possokhov. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia