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7.04.2016

Nominees ofBenois delaDanse-2016:

CHOREOGRAPHERS
MAURO BIGONZETTI Cinderella, Sergey Prokofiev, LaScala Ballet
ALEXANDER EKMAN AMidsummer NightsDream, Mikael Karlsson. Royal Swedish Ballet.
JOHAN INGER Carmen, George Bizet/RodionSchedrine, CompañiaNacional deDanza; One onOne, Franz Schubert, Nehterlands Dance Theatre.
BENJAMIN MILLEPIED Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward, Nico Muhli, Paris Opera Ballet.
JUSTIN PECK Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes, Aaron Copeland, New York City Ballet.
MAXIM PETROV Divertissement ofthe King, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Mariinsky Ballet.
YURI POSSOKHOV Hero ofOur Time, Ilya Demutsky, Bolshoi Ballet.
ZHANG YUNFENG Emperor YuLi,Eleni Karaindrou,Wei Dou,Baoshuo Tan,Suola Liu, Beijing Dance Academy.

BALLERINAS
ALICIA AMATRIAIN Blanche DuBois, AStreetcar named Desir, S.Prokofiev, A.Schnittke/J.Neumeier; The Devil, The SoldiersTale, I.Stravinsky/D.Volpi, Stuttgart State Ballet.
REBECCA BIANCHI Title role, Giselle, A.Adam/P.Rouanne, Rome Opera Ballet.
SARA MEARNS Leading part, Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes, Aaron Copeland, New York City Ballet.
HANNAH ONEILL Title role, Paquita, E.Deldevez, L.Minkus/P.Lacotte, Paris Opera Ballet.
OKSANA SKORIK Title role, Sylvia, L.Delibes/F.Ashton, Mariinsky Ballet.
GINA TSE Odette-Odile, Swan Lake, P.Tchaikovsky/M.Ek, Royal Swedish Ballet.

DANCERS
JOSUA HOFFALT Prince, Swan Lake,P.Tchaikovsky/R.Nureevsversion; Theme and Variations,P.Tchaikovsky/G.Balanchine; Lucien dHerville,Paquita,E.Deldevez, L.Minkus/P.Lacotte, Paris Opera Ballet
KIM KIMIN Solor, LaBayadère,L.Minkus/R.Nureevsversion. Paris Opera Ballet.
HUGO MARCHAND Solor, LaBayadère,L.Minkus/R.Nureevsversion, Paris Opera Ballet.
AMAR RAMAZAR Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes, Aaron Copeland, New York City Ballet.
ALESSANDRO RIGA Frédéri, LArlesienne, G.Biset/R.Petit, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto.
DMITRY ZAGREBIN Basil, Don Quixote, L.Minkus/R.Nureevsversion, Royal Swedish Ballet.

SCENOGRAPHERS
JEAN-MARC PUISSANT Concerto Concordia,costumes,F.Poulenc/Ch.Wheeldon, Dutch National Ballet; Other Stories, set and costumes for W.Whelan/E.Watsonsrecital atLinbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London.
REN DONGSHENG Emperor YuLi, set and costumes, Eleni Karaindrou,Wei Dou,Baoshuo Tan,Suola Liu/Zhang Yunfeng, Beijing Dance Academy.

24.03.2016

List ofthe Jury Benois delaDanse-2016

YURI GRIGOROVICH President

MARIE=AGNES GILLOT Etoile ofthe Paris Opera Ballet

JOSE CARLOS MARTINEZ GARCIA Artistic Director ofCompania Nacional deDanza (Spain)

JOHANNES ŐHMAN Artistic Director ofRoyal Swedish Ballet

XIAO SUHUA Professor, Chair ofChoreography Department atBeijing Dance Academy

ELISABETTA TERABUST Star ofItalian ballet

YURI FATEEV Acting Director ofMariinsky Ballet

LINDA SHELTON Director ofJoyce Theater (New York)

19.03.2016

Yuri Grigorovich and Irina Kolpakova

Two big stars ofthe classical ballet visited their Alma Mother the Vaganova Academy inSt.Petersburg. Yuri Grigorovich (Head ofBenois delaDanse Program) and Irina Kolpakova (member ofBenois delaDanse Jury), both graduated from this, one ofthe oldest and most prestigious, ballet school inthe world. Yuri Grigorovich moved toMoscow in1964and Irina Kolpakova, one ofthe last and most beloved students ofAgrippina Vaganova, in1989moved toNY, byinvitation ofMichail Baryshnikov (Benois delaDanse laureate), then the Artistic Director ofthe American Ballet Theatre, tobecome the leading ballet mistress ofthis company.

They have discussed with the Director ofVaganova Academy, former Bolshoi Ballet star, Nicolay Tsiscaridze (Benois delaDanse laureate), plans oftheir futur cooperation with the Academy.

18.03.2016

Modern Choreography Night premieres tonight atthe Bolshoi

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Tonight, onMarch 18, Modern Choreography Night premieres onthe Historical stage.

The program will present 3pieces:

“Frank Bridge Variations“ one-act ballet byHans Van Manen (Benois delaDanse laureate) tomusic byBenjamin Britten;

„Short Time Together” one-act ballet bySol Leónand Paul Lightfoot (Benois delaDanse laureates) tomusic byMax Richter and Ludwig van Beethoven;

“Symphony ofPsalms” one-act ballet byJiri Kylian (Benois delaDanse laureate) tomusic byIgor Stravinsky.

16.03.2016

Julie Kent isbecoming Artistic Director ofthe Washington Ballet

Julie Kent, ex-star of the American Ballet Theatre and Benois delaDanse laureate, onJuly 1isbecoming Artistic Director ofthe Washington Ballet. She's moving back toher native city where her mother lives, with her husband, Victor Barbee, also aformer principal ofABT, who's taking the position ofthe associate artistic director, and their two children, William 11 and Mathilda 6.

9.03.2016

Jean-Christophe Maillot has been nominated tothe prestigious Olivier Award

Jean-Christophe Maillot (Benois delaDanse laureate) has been nominated tothe prestigious Olivier Award inLondon inthe category “Best Ballet Production“ for his version of„Romeo etJuliette”. The ceremony will take place onApril 3atConvent Garden.

1.03.2016

Sergey Filin

Sergey Filin, the Artistic Director ofBolshoi Ballet and Benois delaDanse laureate, isleaving the directorship onMarch 17, due tothe expiration ofhis contract. But hedoesn't leave the great theater definitively according tothe Bolshoi General Director, Vladimir Urin. He's taking the helm ofthe newly organizing Bolshoi Workshop ofYoung Choreographers.

29.02.2016

List ofthe Jury Benois delaDanse-2016

YURI GRIGOROVICH President

MARIE=AGNES GILLOT Etoile ofthe Paris Opera Ballet

JOSE CARLOS MARTINEZ GARCIA Artistic Director ofCompania Nacional deDanza (Spain)

JOHANNES ŐHMAN Artistic Director ofRoyal Swedish Ballet

XIAO SUHUA Professor, Chair ofChoreography Department atBeijing Dance Academy

ELISABETTA TERABUST Star ofItalian ballet

YURI FATEEV Acting Director ofMariinsky Ballet

LINDA SHELTON Director ofJoyce Theater (New York)

5.02.2016

Aurelie Dupont has been appointed asMillepied replacement

On Thursday Stephane Lissner, Director ofthe National Paris Opera had apress conference where Benjamin Millepied, choregraphe and Benois delaDanse nominee, who has been invited tothe position ofdirector ofthe Opera's Ballet company ayear ego, announced his resignation. Ex-etoile and ballet-mistress ofthe company, Benois laureate, Aurelie Dupont, has been appointed asMillepied replacement.

3.02.2016

Mauro Bigonzetti

Mauro Bigonzetti tobethe new director ofballet atLaScala.

http://www.gramilano.com/2016/01/mauro-bigonzetti-to-be-the-new-director-of-ballet-at-la-scala/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare




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