American Ballet Theatre has announced the program and the cast of their 75th Jubilee's Fall season

American Ballet Theatre has announced the program and the cast of their 75th Jubilee's Fall season at the Lincoln Center.

The season is opening on October 21 by a grand-gala featuring the world premiere of a Mark Morris (Benois de la Danse nominee) ballet.

In the gala program also will participate Benois laureates Alban Lendorf and Herman Cornejo; nominees of the Prize Maria Kochetkova, Gillian Murphy, Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston. The light designer of the gala Benois nominee Brad Fields.

On October 22 Benois laureate Marcelo Gomes is having his debute as Death in Kurt Jooss' Green Table. Also in the season's program there is Gomes' choreography AfterEffect to the music by P. Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence.


The world premiere of ballet…

The world premiere of ballet by choreographer Yuri Possokhov and director Kirill Serebrennikov was presented at the Bolshoi Theatre on July 22. The premiere cast has included: Benois de la Danse laureates Svetlana Zakharova, Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin; Benois nominees Maria Aleksandrova, Vladislav Lantratov, Mikhail Lobukhin and Denis Rodkin, and also the participants of Benois de la Danse project «Young soloists of the Bolshoi — future stars of Benois de la Danse» Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko.


Michail Baryshnikov will play Vatslav Nijimsky

Laureate Benois de la Danse Michail Baryshnikov is rehearsing with Robert Williams the monoplay A Lettre to a Man where he's going to perform the role of a legendary dancer of the first quarter of the past century, Vatslav Nijinsky. The play is based on the diary that Nijinsky was keeping from January to March of 1919. As Baryshnikov has mentioned, he always wanted to act this role for he feels Nijinsky as his soul mate.
The premiere is going to be presented this summer in the frame of the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and in September — at Teatro dell'Arte in Milan.

Baryshnikov and Bob Wilson take on Nijinsky in Milan: Letter to a Man


The European premiere of Infinita Frida

The European premiere of Infinita Frida in Yuri Smekalov's (Mariinsky Theatre soloist and Benois de la Danse nominee) choreography took place at the Alexandrinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg on July 5.

The world premiere was presented on August 30, 2013 in Tekskoko, Mexico.

You may see the photo from the St. Petersburg performance on our FB page.


Laura Hecquet has become the first…

Laura Hecquet (Benois de la Danse nominée) has become the first soloist of the Paris Opera Ballet who received a title of Etoile from the new director of the company Benjamin Millepied (Benois de la Danse nominee).

Laura Hecquet, Princesse Aurore, Sleeping Beauty, P. Tchaikovsky/R. Nureyev after M. Petipa. National Paris Opera


American Ballet Theatre has announce…

American Ballet Theatre has announce its fall season at the Lincoln Center in New York. For a first time in the program of the company will be a choreography of Marcelo Gomes, a principal dancer of ABT and Benois de la Danse laureate.


Benjamin Millepied has invited William Forsythe to be an Associate choreographer of the company

Benjamin Millepied (Benois de la Danse nominee), director of the Paris Opera Ballet has invited William Forsythe, Benois de la Danse laureate, to be an Associate choreographer of the company. He will create each season several works for it, the first premiere is taking place in July, 2016. Forsythe will also conduct the workshops in the frame of the ambitious project to found at the Paris Opera Academy residency for choreographers and other professionals of the musical theatre.

William Forsythe — Solo


„Batcheva Dance Company” under the leadership of Ohad Naharin…

Israeli company “Batcheva Dance Company” under the leadership of Ohad Naharin (Benois de la Danse laureate) has returned from a successful tour in Europe.

It's last performances before the summer holiday will be held in Tel-Aviv from 14 to 17 and from 22 to 25 July.

“Last Work” by Ohad Naharin


European premiere of Infinita Frida on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre

Ballet tells us about life and work of an outstanding Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Yuri Smekalov, the soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre and Benois de la Danse nominee is the author of conception, libretto and choreography of this production.

The performances will take place on July 5 and 6 that is the birthday of Frida Kahlo.


Misty Copeland became the status of a prima-ballerina at the ABT

Misty Copeland (Benois de la Danse nominee) became the first African-American dancer who rose to the status of a prima-ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre.


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