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5.08.2017

Xander Parish has reached the highest echelon of the ballet company

For Xander Parish (Benois nominee), the 234th season will conclude with a career promotion: he has reached the highest echelon of the ballet company's hierarchy, becoming a principal dancer. Trained in the British school, in the seven years he has worked at the Mariinsky Theatre under the guidance of legendary St Petersburg coaches, Xander Parish has assimmilated the style of the Petersburg school of classical dance. Today his repertoire includes many lead roles in both classical ballets and in contemporary choreography. In the season now drawing to a close, Xander has appeared in two theatre premieres, performing the core roles in Paquita and The Seasons.

14.07.2017

Nicolas Le Riche has been appointed director of the Royal Swedish Ballet

Nicolas Le Riche has been appointed director of the Royal Swedish Ballet (Ballet Royal de Suède). Ex étoile of the Paris Opera, from 2016 LAAC director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, will travel to Stockholm in late August and take direction in autumn 2017. It will remain at the Royal Swedish Opera for five years.

3.07.2017

Boris Eifman and Donald Trump

Choreographer Boris Eifman (Benois laureate) is the Donald Trump of the ballet world.
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22.06.2017

Exhibition of photography from TASS archives has opened in New York

Exhibition of photography from TASS archives reflecting the history of Russian ballet has opened in New York. The collection of 40 photographic images of Russian ballet stars including Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya and also our winners —Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopatkina and Diana Vishneva. The pictures capture the mesmerizing moments during their rehearsals and triumphal performances on stage. Also on display are the portraits of renowned choreographers:Yury Grigorovich as well as Benois laureates Boris Eifman and Alexey Ratmansky. The exhibition, held at the National Arts' Club in Manhattan. will be open until July 2.

16.06.2017

Ulyana Lopatkina announced that she is retiring from her dancing career

30.05.2017

On May 30 in Moscow on the historical stage of Russia Bolshoi Theatre the laureates of the Benois de la Danse Prize were announced

On May 30 in Moscow on the historical stage of Russia Bolshoi Theatre the laureates of the Benois de la Danse Prize were announced. This year seven choreographers were nominated for the Benois de la Danse prize. On the evening of May 30 the esteemed jury headed by Yury Grigorovich announced their verdict and in the category of Best Choreographer the winner is CRYSTAL PITE (Paris Opera Ballet). The Best Ballerina are LUDMILA PAGLIERO (Paris Opera Ballet) and MARIA RICCETTO (National Ballet of Uruguay). Seven leading soloists from the most prominent ballet companies in the world were nominated for the prize of Best Dancer. The Best Dancer are HUGO MARCHAND (Paris Opera Ballet) and DENIS RODKIN (Bolshoi Theatre of Russia). To one of the greatest choreographers in the ballet world today, Marcia Haydee (for Lifetime Achievement).

25.05.2017

31 May. Stars of Benois de la Danse – brilliant quarter of century. PROGRAMME

CHARITY GALA
STARS OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE – BRILLIANT QUARTER OF CENTURY

P R O G R A M M E

D.Shostakovich. Adagio of Bianka and Lucentio from TAMING OF THE SHREW
Choreography by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAILLOT– laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
NINA KAPTSOVA – Benois-2017 nominee
ALEXANDER VOLCHKOV

A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Trio from ATOMOS
Choreography by WAYNE MCGREGOR – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of Company Wayne McGregor
FUKIKO TAKASE
TRAVIS CLAUSEN-KNIGHT
JAMES PETT

B. Britten. VARIATIONS FOR TWO COUPLES
Choreography by HANS VAN MANEN- twice laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of San-Francisco Ballet
DORES ANDRE
CARLO DI LANNO
LAUREN STRONGIN
JOSEPH WALSH

J.Strauss.JAIL from THE BAT
Choreography by ROLAND PETIT – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of Berlin State Ballet
IANA SALENKO
MARIAN WALTER – nominee of Benois de la Danse

U. Le Bars.AREPO
Choreography by MAURICE BEJART– laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloist of the National Paris Opera Ballet
ALESSIO CARBONE
N.Röhlcke. MEMORY
Choreography by MATS EK – laureate of Benois de la Danse
ANA LAGUNA– laureateof Miroir de la Danse (Benois-Massine)
MATS EK 

INTERMISSION

M. Richter. SPIRAL TWIST
Choreography by RUSSELL MALIPHANT
soloists of Dortmund Ballet
LUCIA LACARRA – laureate of Benois de la Danse
MARLON DINO

L.Beethoven. SOUVENIRS
World premiere
Choreography by IVAN VASILIEV– laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
MARIA VINOGRADOVA
IVAN VASILIEV

J.A.Arteche, X. Paxariño.Duet from GNAWA
Moscow premiere
Choreography by NACHO DUATO – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of Berlin State Ballet
IANA SALENKO
MARIAN WALTER

R Aubry. Duet from SIGNES
Choreography by CAROLINE CARLSON – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of the National Paris OperaBallet
MARIE-AGNES GILLOT – laureate of Benois de la Danse
HUGO MARCHAND – Benois-2017 laureate

E.-S. Tuur, A. Pärt.TWO PIECES FOR HET
Choreography by HANS VAN MANEN
soloists of the English National Ballet
TAMARA ROJO – laureate of Benois de la Danse ISAAC HERNANDEZ

D.Auber GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
Choreography by VICTOR GZOVSKY
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
OLGA SMIRNOVA – laureate of Benois de la Danse
SEMION CHUDIN – laureate of Benois de la Danse

22.05.2017

30 May. Defile of Benois de la Danse stars and new laureates. PROGRAMME

XXV Award ceremony
CHARITY GALA
DEFILE OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE STARS AND NEW LAUREATES

P R O G R A M M E

I.Demutsky. TOI MOI
World premiere
Choreography by YURI POSSOKHOV– laureate Benois de la Danse
Costumes by TEMUR SULUASHVILI
soloist of Joffrey Ballet
VICTORIA JAIANI
soloist of San-Francisco Ballet
JOSEPH WALSH
flute – NATALIA BERESLAVTSEVA
harp – TATIANA OSKOLKOVA
piano – VERA CHASOVENNAYA
keyboard – OLGA SOKOLOVA
Music, choreography and costumes are created as a gift to Benois de la Danse jubilee.

V.Martynov. Duet of Salomé and Jochanaan from SALOMÉ
Choreography by DEMIS VOLPI — Benois —2017 nominee
soloists of Stuttgart State Ballet
ELISA BADENES
DAVID MOOR

Balanescu Quartet, Ada Milea. HORA
Choreography by EDWARD CLUG- Benois —2017 nominee
soloists of Dortmund Ballet
IDA KALLANVAARA
JACOMO ALTOVINO

S.Prokofiev. Duet from ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography by KENNETH MACMILLAN
soloists of Urugway National Ballet
MARIA RICCETTO – Benois – 2017 nominee
GUSTAVO CARVALHO – Benois – 2017 nominee

C.Pugni. DIANA AND ACTEON
Choreography by AGRIPPINA VAGANOVA
soloists of The Washington Ballet
AYANO KIMURA
BROOKLYN MACK – Benois-2017 nominee

À. Khachaturian. Duet from SPARTACUS
Choreography by YURI GRIGOROVICH
soloists of the Korean National Ballet
SEUL-KI PARK– Benois – 2017 nominee
JAE-WOO LEE – Benois – 2017 nominee

P.Tchaikovsky. CLASSICAL PAS DE DEUX
Choreography by GEORGE BALANCHINE
©The George Balanchine Trust
soloists of Boston Ballet
MISA KURANAGA – Benois-2017 nominee
PAOLO ARRAIS

INTERMISSION

D.Scarlatti. Duet from SEVEN SONATAS
Choreography by ALEXEY RATMANSKY –
twice laureate of Benois de la Danse, Benois-2017 nominee
soloists of San-Francisco Ballet
LAUREN STRONGIN
JOSEPH WALSH

H.Purcell. DIDO AND AENEAS
Choreography by SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI–
laureate of Benois de la Danse, Benois-2017 nominee
soloist of the Royal Ballet of Flanders
DREW JACOBY
MATT FOLEY

S.Prokofiev. Duet from ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography by RUDOLF NURIEV
soloists of the National Paris Opera Ballet
LÉONORE BAULAC
HUGO MARCHAND– Benois de la Danse and Benois – 2017 nominee

A.Glazunov. Variations from RAYMONDA
Choreography by RUDOLF NURIEV
soloist of Vienna State Ballet
DAVIDE DATO – Benois-2017 nominee

F. Chopin. Duet from LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS
Chreography by JOHN NEUMEIER –
twice laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
NINA KAPTSOVA – Benois de la Danse and Benois-2017 nominee
DENIS RODKIN — Benois de la Danse and Benois-2017 nominee

Puri. INTO THE PULSE
Choreography by HYO-HYUN KANG – Benois-2017 nominee
soloists of the Korean National Ballet NA-REA HAN, EUN-YOUNG JOUNG, HYO-HYUN KANG, HA-LIM KIM, JI-HEE KIM, SEUL-KI PARK, MI-JI CHEKAL

Masters of the ceremony
ELENA ISCHEEVA
PAVEL VASCHILIN

14.05.2017

May 31,Stars of Benois de la Danse – brilliant quarter of century

May 31, Bolshoi Theatre Charity gala STARS OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE — BRILLIANT QUARTER OF CENTURY.

NINA KAPTSOVA, OLGA SMIRNOVA, MARIA VINOGRADOVA SEMION CHUDIN, IVAN VASILIEV, ALEXANDRE VOLCHKOV, (Bolshoi Theatre of Russia);
MARIE-AGNES GILLOT, ALESSIO CARBONE, HUGO MARCHAND (Paris Opera Ballet);
TAMARA ROJO, ISAAK HERNANDES (English National Ballet);
IANA SALENKO, MARIAN WALTER (Berlin State Ballet);
LUCIA LACARRA, MARLON DINO (Dortmund Ballet);
DORES ANDRE, CARLO DI LANNO, LAUREN STRONGIN, JOSEPH WALSH (San-Francisco Ballet);
FUKIKO TAKASE, TRAVIS CLAUSEN-KNIGHT, JAMES PETT (Company Wayne McGregor);
ANA LAGUNA, MATS EK

27.04.2017

Victoria Jaiani and Joseph Walsh will animate the sculpture of Benois de la Danse

The jubilee gala on May 30 will be opened by Joseph Walsh, the premier of the San Francisco Ballet, and Victoria Jaiani from the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, who last year performed the duet from Lan Lubovitch’s Otello alongside Fabrice Calmel. Victoria and Joseph will animate the sculpture of Benois de la Danse: they will present a miniature choreographed by Yuri Possokhov to the music by Ilya Demutsky, who have conceived this duet as a gift to the jubilee of Benois. The idea to “breathe life” into the prize’s symbol belongs to its author — Igor Ustinov.




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