On May 30 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow will be celebrated the XXV Anniversary of Benois de la Danse

All members of the jubilee jury are laureates of the Prize:

Yuri Grigorovich — President
Julio Bocca — Artistic Director of Ballet Nacional Sodre
Jorma Elo — Choreographer
Sue Jin Kang — Artistic Director of Korean National Ballet
Julie Kent — Artistic Director of Washington Ballet
Manuel Legris — Artistic Director of Vienna State Ballet
Brigitte Lefevre — Director of the Cannes Dance Festival
Svetlana Zakharova — Prima-Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and of La Scala Ballet.


David Hallberg will take part in the company

David Hallberg, star of the American Ballet Theatre and Benois laureate is returning to stage after two and half years off due to a foot injury. This was announced by the Artistic Director of the company, Kevin McKenzie (member of the Benois Jury). Hallberg will take part in the company's spring season at the Metropoliten-Opera House. His repertoire will be announced later.


Yuri Grigorovich, the founder of Benois de la Danse…

Yuri Grigorovich, the founder of Benois de la Danse, its Chairman and President of the Jury turns 90 today. The Benois team is sending to dear Maestro our heartfelt congratulations and wishing him to keep his high clear intellect and profound understanding of the art of dance for many years to come.


Spartacus had a triumph during its premiere in Munich

Spartacus in choreography of the Chair of Benois de la Dance Program Yuri Grigorivich, had a triumph during its premiere in Munich by the Bavarian State Ballet, for a first time by a western company. Natalia Osipova ( Benois laureate) danced the role of Eagina and Sergey Polunin — the role of Crassus.


In the frame of Lincoln Center Festival in New York…

In the frame of Lincoln Center Festival in New York in July will be celebrated the 50 Anniversary of George Balanchine's Jewlers with the participation of three major companies-Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet. Parisian dancers will dance every time the first part of ballet Emeralds and Russians will alternate with Americans in Rubies and Diamonds. Benois laureates and nominees will participate in the performances.


David Hallberg returned after two and half years of treatment

David Hallberg, the star of the American Ballet Theatre, premier of the Bolshoi Theater and Benois de la Danse laureate returned to stage on Decembef 16 after two and half years of treatment of an injury. He returned as Franz in Coppelia on the stage of the famous Sydney Opera house with the troupe of the Australian Ballet with the warmest welcome of the audience and support of the company. We send David our congratulations and wish him many successful years ahead.


Premiere of The Stone Flower

On December 6 at the Mariinsky Theatre was presented premiere of The Stone Flower, a ballet by Sergey Prokofiev in Yuri Grigorovich (President of Benois de la Danse Jury) choreography. This version was first staged at the Mariinsky (then Kirov Ballet) in 1957. It was the last work by Sergey Prokofiev who died in 1953, and the debut of young Grigorovich. As Nicolay Tsiscaridze said:"The Stone Flower by Prokofiev in Grigorovich choreography is an unique combination of the classical traditions of the Russian ballet and contemporary interpretation of them.We have to remember the history of this oeuvre and value an enormous impact of its creators on the heritage of the whole Russian ballet.


Ivan Vasiliev has prolonged his contract

Ivan Vasiliev (Benois de la danse laureate) has prolonged his contract with the Mikhailovsky Theatre for 5 years more, until 2021:


2018 may be declared Year of the Russian Ballet and Marius Petipa

2018 may be declared Year of the Russian Ballet and Marius Petipa. It was announced by Olga Golodets (the vice-premier of the Russian Government) and Director of the Vaganova Academy, Nicolay Tsiscaridze (Benois laureate). The idea was initiated by the committee that is organizing the celebration of 200 years jubilee of the genius choreographer and was supported by Vladimir Putin.


“Jewels” — 50th anniversary!

This summer, Lincoln Center Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s iconic Jewels.
Join us in making history as three of the world’s greatest dance companies—the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, New York City Ballet, and the Opéra national de Paris—share the stage to commemorate this milestone. This remarkable production will be the can’t-miss event of the summer.
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