SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI – Exhibition, Modest Mussorgsky/ Maurice Ravel, Royal Ballet of Flanders.
EDWARD CLUG –Handman, Milko Lazar, NederlandsDans Theater.
HYO-HYUNG KANG – Into the Pulse, Puri, Korean National Ballet.
AKRAM KHAN – Giselle, Vincenzo Lamagna after Adolphe Adam, English National Ballet.
CRYSTAL PITE – The Seasons’ Canon, Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Paris Opera Ballet
ALEXEY RATMANSKY – Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Leonard Bernstein, American Ballet Theatre.
DEMIS VOLPI – Salomé, different composers, Stuttgart State Ballet.

STELLA ABRERA – Princesse Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty, P.Tchaikovsky/M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky’s version, American Ballet Theater.
NINA KAPTSOVA — Short Time Together, M.Richter, L.Bethoven/P.Lightfoot, S.Leon, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
MISA KURANAGA – Tatiana, Onegin, P.Tchaikovsky/J.Cranko; Medora, Le Corsaire, A.Adam/M.Petipa, I.Liška’s version, Boston Ballet.
LUDMILA PAGLIERO – Other Dances, F.Chopen/J.Robbins, Paris Opera Ballet.
SEUL-KI PARK – Aegina, Spartacus, A.Khachaturian/Y.Grigorovich, Korean National Ballet.
MARIA RICCETTO – Tatiana, Onegin, P.Tchaikovsky/J.Cranko, National Ballet of Uruguay.

GUSTAVO CARVALHO – Don Jose, Carmen, G.Bizet/M.Haydée, National Ballet of Uruguay.
DAVIDE DATO – Abderakhman, Raymonde, A.Glazunov/M.Petipa, R. Noureyev’s version, Vienna State Ballet.
JAE-WOO LEE – Karabosse, The Sleeping Beauty, P.Tchaikovsky/M.Petipa, M.Haydée’s version, Korean National Ballet.
BROOKLYN MACK – Leading part, Theme and Variations,P.Tchaikovsky/G.BalanchineTheWashington Ballet.
HUGO MARCHAND – Title role, Romeo and Juliet, S.Prokofiev/R.Noureyev, Paris Opera Ballet.
DENIS RODKIN – Solor, La Bayadère, L.Minkus/M. Petipa, Y.Grigorovich’s version, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
JEFFREY CIRIO – Colas, La Fille Mal Gardée, F.Herold/F.Ashton; Title role, Prodigal Son, S.Prokofiev/G.Balanchine, American Ballet Theatre.



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The Festival will take place on May 30 and 31 on the historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

In the program, the most outstanding works in the world of dance created in the last year and the most outstanding works in the history of the Benois Prize. The participants are stars of these leading companies:

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Mariinsky Theatre
Boston Ballet (USA)
Dortmund Ballet (Germany)
English National Ballet
Joffrey Ballet (USA)
Korean National Ballet
National Ballet of Uruguay
Paris Opera Ballet
Royal Ballet of Flanders
San-Francisco Ballet (USA)
State Ballet Berlin
Stuttgart State Ballet (Germany)
Vienna State Ballet
Washington Ballet

The members of the Jubilee Jury, under the presidency of Yuri Grigorovich, are all Benois laureates:

Julio Bocca — Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Uruguy;
Jorma Elo — Choreographer;
Sue Jin Kang — Artistic Director of the Korean National Ballet;
Julie Kent — Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet;
Manuel Legris — Artistic Director of the Vienna State Ballet;
Brigitte Lefevre — Ex-Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Director of Danse Biennale in Cannes;
Svetlana Zakharova — Prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia.

Information about purchasing the tickets is on the official Benois de la Danse site:


Trisha Brown, the pioneer of post-modern dance…

Trisha Brown, the pioneer of post-modern dance, an American choreographer very well known and respected in Europe, especially in France, Benois de la Danse laureate for Lifetime Achievement passed away last week after a long illness.


March, 19 Contemporary Evening…

March, 19 Contemporary Evening from The Bolshoi will be live streaming in cinemas all over the world!

One evening — three ballets: the Cage by Jerome Robbins, Études by Harald Lander, and Russian Seasons by Alexei Ratmansky (Benois laureate).

Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity!

Cinemas and tickets


A gala dedicated to the famous Diagilev's Russian Seasons…

A gala dedicated to the famous Diagilev's Russian Seasons took place at Coliseo Theatre in London featuring the soloists from the leading ballet companies. Stars of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky, English National and La Scala as well as the Vienna State Ballet amongst them. The Vaganova Academy of St. Petersburg under the leadership of Nicolay Tsiscaridze (Benois laureate) has shown “The Fairy Doll“; there were in the program a duet from „The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky in Michail Fokin choreography with the participation of Benois nominees, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov, and some excerpts from ballets by contemporary choreographers, Benois laureates, Jean-Christophe Maillot and David Dawson.


Hugo Marchand has been named Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet

Hugo Marchand, Benois de la Danse nominee, has been named Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet. The event took place in Tokyo where the Parisian company is on tour now, by the end of the performance of La Sylphide where Marchand danced the role of James.


Festival dedicated to the 90th Jubilee of choreographer Yuri Grigorovich…

Festival dedicated to the 90th Jubilee of choreographer Yuri Grigorovich that was running at the Bolshoi Theatre since his birthday on January 2, and showed 11 ballet by Maestro was concluded by few performances of Ivan The Terrible. The protagonists were danced by Benois laureates Svetlana Zakharova, Olga Smirnova, Ivan Vassiliev and also by Mikhail Lobukhin, Viacheslav Lantratov, Denis Rodkin (all Benois nominees).


The French premiere of Tree of Codes

The French premiere of Tree of Codes, a ballet that Wayne McGregor (Benois laureate) has shown for a first time in Summer of 2015 at New Yorker Park Avenue Armory, recently took place at Palais Garnier. In this production dancers of Studio McGregor based in London, perform together with a Paris Opera Etoiles Marie-Agnes Gillot (Benois laureate).


New one-act ballet Love is All Around

New one-act ballet Love is All Around (choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, benois de la danse laureate) is set in psychiatric hospital. Two people, surrounded by over zealous nurses and doctors, fall in love with each other. On February 14, 15 will be the premiere in Mikhailovsky theatre.

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