A live translation of Gisele from the Bolshoi Theatre

On October 11, at 18.00 Moscow time, at selected theaters will start a live translation of Gisele from the Bolshoi Theatre. The roles of protagonists will be danced by Svetlana Zakharova (Benois de la Danse laureate) and Sergey Polunin.


Happy Birtday, Nina Alovert!

On September 21 the Honorary Benois de la Danse diploma recipient, Nina Alovert, celebrated her jubilee. The Honorary diploma has been awarded to her for Promoting the Interconnection of Two Cultures. Having moved from Leningrad to New York in the 1970th, Ms. Alovert continues her tight touch with Russian culture and its personas glorifying them in her work.



Àrtem Ovcharenko will play Rudolf Noureev

Artem Ovcharenko, premier of the Bolshoi Ballet and the participant of the Benois de la Danse Youth Project, has been approved for the role of Rudolf Noureev in the film by director Carlson Smith. The shooting will be done by a team from London especially for the BBC. 

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On September 28 the legend of the Italian and international ballet, Carla Fracci

On September 28 the legend of the Italian and international ballet, Carla Fracci (Benois de la Danse's member of the Jury) will participate in a project dedicated to the life and work of Sergey Rachmaninov. Mme Fracci will appear as the composer's big love, Vera Scalon. Premiere of thå performance will take place on the stage of the theatre Russian Song.


Alessandra Ferri will return at the Metropolitan Opera House

The International star, Benois de la Danse laureate and member of the Jury, Alessandra Ferri, will comeback to ABT as a guest artist. ON June 23, 2016 the famous Italian prima-ballerina will appear on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Juliet in Kenneth Macmillan's version. Her partner will be premier of ABT and Benois de la Danse laureate, Herman Cornejo.



On September 5 in Positano…

On September 5 in Positano, on Italian Amalfi Coast, took place the third awarding of the tweened Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Moscow Massine-Positano. The organizers have chosen, amongst the laureates of Benois de la Danse-2015, Edward Watson as its recipient. Being a star of The Royal Ballet London, Watson has abilities to danse equally well the grand classical ballet, the neo-classical, contemporary and avanguard. But his most rare talent is a gift of acting. He can move spectators to tears like for instance, in The Metamorphosis after F. Kafka directed by a Portuguese choreographer Arthur Pita.


Dresden and Frankfurt Dance Cpmpany

Beginning of the 2015-2016 season, The Forsythe Company based in Frankfurt, will be called Dresden and Frankfurt Dance Cpmpany and will perform in both cities. Like we have already announced, Benois de la Danse laureate William Forsythe has left the direction of the company and transferred it to Jacopo Godani (Benois nominee). Forsythe himself is becoming a choreographer in residence of the National Paris Opera.

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The team of Benois de la Danse sends…

The team of Benois de la Danse sends its warmest congratulations to the general director and the president of the board of the Benois de la Danse Program, Regina Nikiforova, with her jubilee.
We wish her good health, a lot of energy, patience and straight for many years to come.


Take part in the Game!

Do you want to get the last edition of Benois de la Danse Album or 2 tickets for the Award ceremony and the gala of Benois-2016 nominees at the Historic Bolshoi

Choose one of Benois de la Danse — 2015 laureates who may get the twined Prize Benois-Moscow Massine —Positano during the 43th edition of Positano-Massine Italian Prize and send us your favourite…

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In Moscow the newborn Prize Benois-Moscow Miassine-Positano…

In Moscow the newborn Prize Benois-Moscow Miassine-Positano was awarded for the first time on May 26, 2015 during the XXIII Benois de la Danse ceremony at the Bolshoi. The Awardee became renowned Swedish dancer Ana Laguna. She was chosen among the laureates of Positano Miassine — 2014.

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