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.


Benois de la Danse sends its heartfelt congratulations to Tamara Rojo

Benois de la Danse sends its heartfelt congratulations to Tamara Rojo who was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


Ivan Vasiliev. 10 years on the stage

Ivan Vassiliev, international super-star and Benois laureate, celebrated his 10 years on stage at the Mikhailovsky Theatre of St.Petersburg. His friends and colleagues, Nina Kaptsova, Denis Rodkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Denis Matvienko (Benois laureates and nominees), took part in the jubilee program that included excerpts from grand classics like Le Corsaire, Don Quichotte and Talisman as well as from ballets of contemporary choreographers like Yuri Grigorovich, Benois laureates Nacho Duato and Lar Lubovitch. Vassiliev has shown also his own choreography The Choice.



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.

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