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3.07.2015

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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2.07.2015

Maria Kochetkova and Alban Lendorf are becoming members of the ABT

American Ballet Theatre announced that Maria Kochetkova (Benois de la Danse nominee), prima of San Francisco Ballet, and Alban Lendorf, a principal with the Royal Danish Ballet and a Benois de la Danse laureate, are becoming members of the company beginning of the season 2015-2016. Both of them will continue to dance in their home companies.

25.06.2015

Angelin Preljocaj is working now on a new production…

Angelin Preljocaj, French choreographer and a Benois de la Danse laureate for his ballet Le Parc created for The Paris Opera Ballet, is working now on a new production continuing to explore the relationship between dance and writing. This time it is a sort of a “ contemporary epic tragedy” entitled Return to Berrathan. It is a story of a man who returns to his homeland after a war to find the love of his youth. The premiere is going to be in July at the Festival of Avignon with dancers of Ballet Preljocaj and actors.

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22.06.2015

On June 19 the Inamori Foundation announced 3 laureates of 2015

On June 19 the Inamori Foundation announced 3 laureates of 2015, amongst them John Neumeier (twice laureate of Benois de la Danse) for his contribution to the art. The award includes a diploma, Kyoto golden medal and 50 million Yen. The Foundation has been founded in 1984 in Kyoto. The Award ceremony will be held there on November 10.

14.06.2015

Sylvie Guillem launched in March her farewell tour

Benois-2015 laureate For Lifetime Achievement, international super-star Sylvie Guillem, launched in March her farewell tour that is marking her 50-th birthday. In the program there are pieces created specially for her by Akram Khan (Benois nominee), William Forsythe and Mats Ek (both are Benois laureates) and Russell Maliphant.

12.06.2015

Aurelie Dupont has left the Opera in her farewell performance

Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and Benois de la Danse laureate Aurelie Dupont has left the Opera in her farewell performance of Manon by Kenneth MacMillan. As partner she invited a star of Italian ballet and a Benois nominee, Roberto Bolle. But Aurelie doesn't leave the Opera, the new Ballet director, choreographer Benjamin Millpied (Benois de la Danse nominee) has invited her as a maître de ballet, the position hold before by Laurent Hilaire (twice Benois laureate).

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10.06.2015

Les Enfants du Paradis and L'Anatomie de la Sensation

In the end of the season the Paris Opera Ballet has restored two ballet of the Benois de la Danse laureates — “Les Enfants du Paradis“ by Jose Carlos Martinez (he got his Benois for this ballet) and „L'Anatomie de la Sensation” by Wayne MacGregor.

30.05.2015

Benois de la Danse For Lifetime Achievement was awarded by Benois Jury-2015 to the international super-star Sylvie GUillem

Benois de la Danse For Lifetime Achievement was awarded by Benois Jury-2015 to the international super-star Sylvie GUillem. As usual the Prize in this category has been awarded by the Jury of that year, then a laureate is invited to get the Prize the next year.

Amongst previous laureates for Lifetime Achievement have been: Alicia Alonso, Maurice Bejart, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Laurent Hilaire, Ohad Naharine, Brigitte Lefevre.

26.05.2015

Laureates of Benois de la Danse-2015:

Christopher Wheeldon (Choreographer),
Svetlana Zakharova (Ballerina),
Edward Watson (Dancer),
John Macfarlane (Designer),
Joby Talbot (Composer).

20.05.2015

27 may. CHARITY GALA STARS OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE – LAUREATES OF DIFFERENT YEARS

Historic stage
Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation
Centre BENOIS
Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

CHARITY GALA
STARS OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE – LAUREATES OF DIFFERENT YEARS


P R O G R A M M E

CHOREOGRAPHERS OF XX CENTURY
FROM MIKHAIL FOKIN TO MATS EK

J. Massenet. Duet from MANON
Choreography by KENNETH MACMILLAN
Soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet
DOROTHÉE GILBERT – nominee of Benois de la Danse
HUGO MARCHAND

I. Berlin.CHEEK TO CHEEK
Choreography by ROLAND PETIT – laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloist of Ballet La Scala
NICOLETTA MANNI – Benois – 2015 nominee
LUIGI BONINO

A. Scriabin. DESIRE
Choreography by JOHN NEUMEIER- laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloists of the Hamburg Ballet
SILVIA AZZONI – laureate of Benois de la Danse
ALEXANDER RIABKO
Piano: ALEXEY MELENTYEV

Ch. W. Gluck. DANCE OF BLESSED SPIRITS
Choreography by FREDERIC ASHTON
Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre
DENIS MATVIENKO – nominee of Benois de la Danse

E. Satie. TROIS GNOCIENNES
Choreography by HANS VAN MANEN – laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
ULIANA LOPATKINA – laureate of Benois de la Danse
ANDREY YERMAKOV
Piano: ALEXEY MELENTYEV

A. Melikov. Adagio from A LEGEND OF LOVE
Choreography by YURI GRIGOROVICH
Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre
MARIA ALLASH – nominee of Benois de la Danse
DENIS RODKIN – Benois – 2015 nominee
Dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre

INTERMISSION

S. Prokofiev. Duet from CINDERELLA
Choreography by RUDOLPHE NOUREYEV
Soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet
DOROTHÉE GILBERT
HUGO MARCHAND

I. Brahms. Solo from RÄTTIKA
Choreography by MATS EK – laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloist of Ballet am Rhein
YUKO KATO

P. Tchaikovsky. PAS DE DEUX
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre
EVGENIA OBRAZTSOVA – nominee of Benois de la Danse
SEMYON CHUDIN – Benois de la Danse laureate

G. Biset. Duet from ARLESIENNE
Choreography by ROLAND PETIT
Soloists of the Hamburg Ballet
SILVIA AZZONI
ALEXANDER RIABKO

C. Saint-Saëns. THE SWAN
Choreography by MIKHAIL FOKIN
Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre
ULIANA LOPATKINA

D. F. E. Auber. GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
Choreography by Victor Gzovsky
Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
ANASTASIA MATVIENKO
DENIS MATVIENKO – nominee of Benois de la Danse

Direction of the gala
ANDREY MELANYIN

Stage-designer
SERGEY TIMONIN
Light Designer
SERGEY SHEVCHENKO
Sound engineer
ANDREY VOLKOV
Stage operator
BOGDAN SHTEPA

Stage managers
ANDREY MELANIN, VLADIMIR TSHERBAKOV, MIKHAIL MINEEV

Director of the technical staff
Igor SUVOROV

Chairman of the BENOIS DE LA DANSE Program
YURI GRIGOROVICH

General Director – REGINA NIKIFOROVA
Artistic Director – NINA KUDRIAVTSEVA-LOORY

Official photographer – MIKHAIL LOGVINOV
Project coordinator – OLGA GORCHAKOVA
Administrators – VALENTINA DMITRENKO, LUDMILA RADOMSKAYA
Pressa and PR – DENIS SAVCHENKO

Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet
SERGEY FILIN
Musical Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
TUGAN SOKHIEV




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