Dresden and Frankfurt Dance Cpmpany

Beginning of the 2015-2016 season, The Forsythe Company based in Frankfurt, will be called Dresden and Frankfurt Dance Cpmpany and will perform in both cities. Like we have already announced, Benois de la Danse laureate William Forsythe has left the direction of the company and transferred it to Jacopo Godani (Benois nominee). Forsythe himself is becoming a choreographer in residence of the National Paris Opera.

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Take part in the Game!

Do you want to get the last edition of Benois de la Danse Album or 2 tickets for the Award ceremony and the gala of Benois-2016 nominees at the Historic Bolshoi

Choose one of Benois de la Danse — 2015 laureates who may get the twined Prize Benois-Moscow Massine —Positano during the 43th edition of Positano-Massine Italian Prize and send us your favourite…

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In Moscow the newborn Prize Benois-Moscow Miassine-Positano…

In Moscow the newborn Prize Benois-Moscow Miassine-Positano was awarded for the first time on May 26, 2015 during the XXIII Benois de la Danse ceremony at the Bolshoi. The Awardee became renowned Swedish dancer Ana Laguna. She was chosen among the laureates of Positano Miassine — 2014.

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On September 6, in Positano…

On September 6, in Positano, on Amalfi Coast, the newborn Prize Benois-Moscow Miassine-Positano was awarded for a first time in Italy. Mariko Kida, a star of the Royal Swedish Ballet who won Benois de la Danse last May for her role of Juliet in Juliet and Romeo by Mats Ek has become the first recipient of the new Prize.



The new Prize Benois-Moscow Massine-Positano

Since 2011 an Italian impressario Daniele Cipriani has been the Artistic Director ofPositano-Massine Prize. It was his idea to create a new twinned Prize Benois-Moscow Massine-Positano that was established in 2013.



Prize Positano-Massine — is the oldest…

Prize Positano-Massine — is the oldest of survived international ballet Awards. It will be presented on September 5 in Positano, on the beautiful Italian Amalfi Coast. This little town of Positano for many years has tight connection to the Russian Ballet. It was here the Russian dancer and choreographer Leonid Massine, renowned from the time of the Russian Seasons of Sergey Diagilev, bought in the 1930th a small island across the strait and had built there a ballet studio. Positano Prize has been established by the prominent Italian ballet critic Alberto Testa (today he's the honorary president of the Prize) and in 1979, after Massine's death became Prize Positano — Leonid Massine.

Leonid Massine>>


Positano — 2015

On September 5th in Italian town of Positano located on a beautiful Amalfi Coast, will be held the 43rd Award ceremony and the gala of nominees of the Italian Prize Positano Miassine. The nominees will be announced during the press conference at the Ministry of Culture in Rome 2 days before the event.



Choreographic Workshop “Dance Platform” 2015

Three years ago, Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ballet Director Viacheslav Samodurov and noncommercial Fund “Eurasia Ballet“ launched a project aimed at supporting young choreographer. Today, he has declared the 4nd “Dance Platform” open!

The jury of the 4nd “Dance Platform” will include:

Maria Aleksandrova (Benois de la Dans nominee), principal dancer Bolshoi Theatre;
Christian Spuck (Benois de la Dans nominee), Artistic Director of the Ballett Zurich;
Slava Samodurov (Benois de la Dans nominee), Artistic Director of the Yekaterinburg State Ballet.

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BAC is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015!

Watch more videos of friends who join us in celebrating BAC's first ten years:


Ballet Nice Mediterrannee in St. Petersburg

On September 21 on the stage of Mikhaylovsky Theatre will be presented the only performance by a French company Ballet Nice Mediterrannee directed by the former Etoile of Paris Opera Eric Vu-An. Amongst the last premieres of the company included into the program, is Versus Us, a ballet by Dwight Rhoden, that had been nominated to last year Benois de la Danse.

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