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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:


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.


National Dance Award-2016

English National Ballet under leadership of its prima-ballerina, Benois' member of the Jury and laureate, Tamara Rojo has received National Dance Award-2016 Critic's Circle as an Outstanding Company. As we announced before, Tamara Rojo for her leadership and dedication to dance became Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


“Swan Lake” ballet comes to cinemas

February, 5 “Swan Lake” ballet comes to cinemas! In a new video: Svetlana Zakharova talks about special aspects of Yuri Grigorovich's production and her own feelings about parts of Odette and Odile.

Cinemas and tickets


The premiere of Spartakus in choreography by Yuri Grigorovich

The Royal Ballet of Flanders on January 27 has launched the premiere of Spartakus in choreography by Yuri Grigorovich (the Head of Benois de la Danse Program) to the music by Aram Khachaturian.
All 7 performances (to February 5) at the audience of 2000 people, have been sold out,- said Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Artistic Director of the company and Benois laureate for his piece Babel.


Laurent Hilaire, ex-etoile of Paris Opera Ballet…

Laurent Hilaire, ex-etoile of Paris Opera Ballet, member of the Benois Jury and its laureate who on last January 1 became Artistic Director of Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow, has announced the first premiere of the 2016-2017 season. It will be a triple bill: Suite en Blanc by Serge Lifar, The Second Detail by William Forsythe (Benois laureate) and Petite Morte by Jiri Kylian (Benois laureate). Petite Morte, unlike two other pieces, was before in repertoire of the Stanislavsky Ballet; Suite en Blanc will be presented on a Russian stage for a first time. Premiere has been planned for July 2017.

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