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NOMINEES 2024 OF BENOIS DE DANCE 2024

CHOREOGRAPHERS

Marco Goecke – “In the Dutch Mountains”, Bela Bartok, Johannes Brahms, NITS, THIS MORTAL COIL, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).
Yuri Possokhov – “The Queen of spades”, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Yuri Krasavin, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow.
Jo Kanamori – “KAGUYAHIME”, Claude Debussy, The Tokyo Ballet, Japan.
Maxim Sevagin — “Class Concert”, D.Ober, J.Offenbach, The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. Russia.
Martin Chaix – “Giselle”, A.Adam, L.Farrenc, Opéra national du Rhin, France.

BALLERINAS

Prisca Zeisel – Giselle, “Giselle, ou Les Wilis”, A.Adam/J.Perrot, J.Coralli, M. Petipa, the Mikhailovsky Ballet company, St Petersburg, Russia.
Nicoletta Manni – Medora, “IL CORSARIO”, A.Adam/M.Legris, Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Italy.
Tatiana Melnik – Flavia, “Spartacus”, A.Khachaturian/L.Seregi, Hungarian National Ballet, Budapest, Hungary.
Olesya Novikova – Aspiccia, “ La Fille du Pharaon”, C.Pugni/M.Petipa, T.Candeloro, Mariinsky theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Akira Akiyama – Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime), “KAGUYAHIME”, Claude Debussy / Jo Kanamori, The Tokyo Ballet, Japan.
Ksenia Ryzhkova — Gerda, “The Snow Queen”, P.Tchaikovsky /M.Sevagin, The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Russia.
Sun Huixin – Esmeralda, “Notre Dame de Paris”, C.P.Quintara/P. de Bana, The Liaoning Grande Theatre, China.

DANCERS

Gergő Ármin Balázsi – Leon, “The Pigmalion Effect”, J.Strauss/B.Eifman, Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary.
Artemy Belyakov – Ivan IV, “Ivan the Terrible”, S.Prokofiev/Y.Grigorovich, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow.
Vladislav Lantratov – Herman, “The Queen of spades”, P.Tchaikovsky,Y.Krasavin/Y.Possokhov, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow.
Nicola del Freo – Prince Djalma, Grand pas de deux, “Il Papillon”, J.Offenbach/P.Lacotte, Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Italy.
Nikita Tchetverikov – Spartacus, “ Spartacus ”, A.Khachaturian/G.Kovtun, The Mikhailovsky Ballet company, St Petersburg, Russia.
Zhang Haidong – Quasimodo, “Notre Dame de Paris”, C.P.Quintara/P. de Bana, The Liaoning Grande Theatre, China.

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On June 25-26st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

A Charity Gala Concert featuring nominees of the Benois de la Danse 2024 as well as the awards ceremony will take place on June 25th.

A Gala Concert featuring Benois laureates of different years will take place on June 26th. The evening’s programme will include works representing various styles and directions in the art of dance.

TICKETS FOR BENOIS DE LA DANSE — 2024: You may buy them atkassir.ru

Congratulations to Lar Lubovitch!

Boston Conservatory at Berklee presented an honorary doctorate to Lar Lubovitch during the Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11. Lubovitch will be recognized for his achievements and influences on stage, screen, and television. Over the years, Lubovitch has been lauded for his many accomplishments. In recent years, recognition has included naming as a Ford Fellow by United States Artists; receiving the Dance/USA Honors; receiving the Prix Benois de la Danse for Choreography at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (for his dance, Crisis Variations); being presented with the American Dance Guild Lifetime Achievement Award; being awarded an honorary doctorate by the Juilliard School; appointment as a distinguished professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine; naming as “one of America's irreplaceable dance treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition; and receiving the ADF Scripps Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Dance Magazine Award, and the Martha Graham Award.
Past recipients of honorary degrees from Boston Conservatory include Cynthia Erivo, Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chita Rivera, André De Shields, Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster, Leontyne Price, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, among others.

LIST OF THE JURY JURY BENOIS DE LA DANSE 2024:

SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA — Chairman of the Jury of the Prize, Artistic Director of the Benois de la Danse Programme, international star, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater, Russia.

PATRICK DE BANA — dancer, choreographer, international star.

NACHO DUATO — dancer, choreographer, international star, Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet, Spain.

YUKARI SAITO — prima ballerina and Artistic Director of the Tokyo Ballet, Japan.

TAMÁS SOLYMOSI — Choreographer, Director of the Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary.

ANDREY UVAROV — Premier of the Bolshoi Theater, teacher, People's Artist of Russia, Deputy Director of the Sevastopol Opera and Ballet Theater, Russia.

QU ZIJIAO — Artistic Director and president of the Liaoning Ballet, head of the ballet school at the Liaoning Ballet, China. The opening time of ticket sales for the Benois de la Danse Galas will be announced later.

June 25-26, 2024. Benois de la Danse-2024 to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre

DEAR FRIENDS! On June 25 and 26, 2024, the BENOIS DE LA DANCE INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL will take place in Moscow on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater! Our viewers will see the brightest new works in the field of dance.

The opening time of ticket sales for the Benois de la Danse Galas will be announced later!

BENOIS DE LA DANSE-2023 LAUREATES

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
МIKHAIL LAVROVSKY,
Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

CHOREOGRAPHERS
VYACHESLAV SAMODUROV
DANCEMANIA, music by Yuri Krasavin.
Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

BALLERINAS
QIU YUNTING
Tatiana, Onegin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky/John Cranko.
National Ballet of China.

KANG MISUN
Widow, Mirinaegil, Pyeong-kwon Ji/Bingxian Liu.
Universal Ballet, Seoul, South Korea.

DANCERS
HUGO MARCHAND
Prince Rudolfe, Mayerling, Franz Liszt/Kenneth MacMilan.
Paris Opera Ballet.

WORLD BALLET FESTIVAL BENOIS DE LA DANSE TO BEGIN IN MOSCOW

By tradition, the Prix Benois de la Danse jury met with representatives of the press in the Metropol Hotel on June 19th. Programme and Chairman of the Jury of the Prize is international ballet star — Svetlana Zakharova. The President is distinguished choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian federation.

“For ballet dancers, the Benois Prize is not only a professional assessment of their work, but also an important step in their career. So, of course, today is a very exciting day for all members of the jury including myself, and I think we're in for a heated debate. The names of the new laureates will be solemnly announced during the Benois 2023 Prize Ceremony at the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre tomorrow,” Svetlana Zakharova told reporters.

The jury of the Benois Prize-2023: Svetlana Zakharova, Leonid Sarafanov, Gulzhan Tutkibaeva, Jiyeon Ryu, Cecilia Kerche, Fei Bo, Viengsay Valdes.

The meeting was also attended by guests of honor, partners and curators of the Festival: Zakhar Azarov, Advisor to the CEO for Sustainable Development of “Severstal”, Viktor Ignatov, Vice President of the International Music Critics Association, and Regina Nikiforova, Chairman of the Board of the Benois Center.

All jury members expressed their gratitude for being invited to take part in the festival and said that it was a great joy for them to come to Moscow and visit the Bolshoi Theater.

Press conference Benois de la Danse-2023, 05/18/2023

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse. Artistic Director of the Benois de la Danse Programme and Chairman of the Jury of the Prize is international ballet star — Svetlana Zakharova. The President is distinguished choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian federation.

During the press conference held on May 18th at the Bolshoi Theatre, the event’s organizers spoke in detail about the gala concerts’ program, as well as revealed some information about the upcoming award ceremony. For example, the 2023 Benois Lifetime Achievement Award will go to People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State Prize, choreographer, and teacher Mikhail Lavrovskiy.

A Charity Gala Concert featuring nominees of the Benois de la Danse 2023 as well as the awards ceremony will take place on June 20th, followed by a gala concert “Benois laureates through the years” on June 21st. “Perhaps the main thing I want to highlight, speaking about this year’s program, is that Benois will once again present the latest performances, created during the ongoing season all around the world,” shares the Prix’s Artistic Director, international star, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater – Svetlana Zakharova.

On the first day, the audience will get to see several Russian and Moscow premiers: soloists from the National Ballet of China will present a piece from the ballet Where to Pour All My Love?, chroreographed by one of this year’s nominees Li Jun, soloist of the Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abay Malika Yelchibaeva in a duet with Azamat Askarov will perform a piece from Frescoes (choreographed by Zaurbek Raibayev) as Queen Shamkhat — her nomination, and the prima ballerina of the Seoul Universal Ballet Misun Kang with a partner will present Mirinaegil from the ballet Korea emotion, choreographed by Bingxian Liu.

Artists of the Bolshoi Theater will show this season’s sensational work by Vyacheslav Samodurov to the music of Y. Krasavin Dancemania. On the second evening, stars of the world’s leading ballet companies will take the stage. Svetlana Zakharova, Artemy Belyakov, Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov, Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Rodkin, Eleonora Sevenard, Maria Vinogradova, Elizaveta Kokoreva, Semyon Chudin, Denis Savin, Ana Turuzashvili, Evgenia Obraztsova and Alexey Putintsev will represent the Bolshoi Theatre. The Mariinsky Theatre will be represented by Nadezhda Batoeva and Konstantin Zverev, the National Ballet of China – by Qiu Yunting and Li Wentao, Misun Kang and Dontak Li will represent the Universal ballet. Finally, Irina Peren and Nikita Chetverikov will perform on behalf of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The evening’s program includes works of different styles and directions of dance.

BENOIS DE LA DANSE-2023 NOMINEES

Today, at a press conference at the Bolshoi Theater, the nominees for Benois de la Danse 2023 were announced.

NOMINEES-2023

CHOREOGRAPHERS

VYACHESLAV SAMODUROV – DANCEMANIA, music by Yuri Krasavin. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
WAYNE MCGREGOR – MADDADDAM, music by Max Richter. The National Ballet of Canada.
LI JUN – Where to Pour All My Love? music by Zhao Jiping. National Ballet of China.
MAŠA KOLAR – Afternoon of a Faun (Mediterranean Trilogy), music by Claude Debussy. Rijeka Ballet Company.

BALLERINAS
MAY NAGAHISA – Aurora, Sleeping Beauty, Pyotr Tchaikovsky/Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev. Mariinsky theatre, Russia.
MALIKA ELCHIBAYEVA – Queen Shamkhat, Frescoes, Timur Mynbayev/Zaurbek Raibayev. Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater after Abay.
ELIZAVETA KOKOREVA – Perdita. The Winter’s Tale. Joby Talbot/Christopher Wheeldon. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
DOROTHÉE GILBERT – Baroness Mary Vetsera, Mayerling, Franz Liszt/Kenneth MacMilan. Paris Opera Ballet.
QIU YUNTING –Tatiana, Onegin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky/John Cranko. National Ballet of China.
KANG MISUN – Widow, Mirinaegil, Pyeong-kwon Ji/Bingxian Liu. Universal Ballet, Seoul, South Korea.

DANCERS
ALEXEY PUTINTSEV – Philip, The Flame of Paris, Boris Asafyev/Alexei Ratmansky. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
BOGDAN VERBOVOY – Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Sergei Prokofiev/Yuri Grigorovich. Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater after Abay.
NIKITA KSENOFONTOV – Ivan, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Rodion Shchedrin/ Alexander Radunsky, revised version by Mikhail Messerer. Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater, Russia.
HUGO MARCHAND – Prince Rudolfe, Mayerling, Franz Liszt/Kenneth MacMilan. Paris Opera Ballet.
LI WENTAO – Onegin, Onegin. Pyotr Tchaikovsky/John Cranko. National Ballet of China.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT — МIKHAIL LAVROVSKI, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse. The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

A Charity Gala Concert featuring nominees of the Benois de la Danse 2023 as well as the awards ceremony will take place on June 20 th .

A Gala Concert featuring Benois laureates of different years will take place on June 21 st . The evening’s programme will include works representing various styles and directions in the art of dance.

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The Benois de la Danse-2023 laureate in the nomination “Lifetime Achievement”

Mikhail Lavrovsky, an outstanding dancer and choreographer, became the Benois de la Danse 2023 laureate in the most honorable nomination “Lifetime Achievement”.

On June 20-21, 2023, the Benois de la Danse World Ballet Festival will be held in Moscow on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia. The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

JURY BENOIS DE LA DANSE 2023:

SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA,
Artistic Director of the Benois de la Danse Programme, Chairman of the Jury of the Prize, international star, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater, Russia.

LEONID SARAFANOFF,
Director of the ballet of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Russia.

GULZHAN TUTKIBAEVA,
Artistic Director of the Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theatre after Abay, Almaty.

JIYEONG RYU,
Standing Guidance Committee with Universal Ballet, Seoul, South Korea.

CECILIA KERCHE,
Prima ballerina of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FEI BO
Chief Choreographer of the National Ballet of China (NBC), Beijing.

VIENGSAY VALDES,
Prima ballerina and Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Havana.

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse. Spectators will get to see the most outstanding dance works from the past year.

The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

For over 30 years, the Benois program has been…

For over 30 years, the Benois program has been bringing together generations of professionals from all over the world. Many of them have come a long way from the nominees for the Benois Prize to the members of the jury. This is Benois's mission — to find and support those who affirm the values of true art.

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse. Spectators will get to see the most outstanding dance works from the past year.

The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

The opening time of ticket sales for the Benois de la Danse gala will be announced later!

Hanna O Neill became the first ballerina from Japan

Hanna O'Neill became the first ballerina from Japan to be awarded the status of “etoile” of the Paris Opera Ballet. O'Neill was born in Tokyo. Her mother is Japanese and her father is from New Zealand. She won the Prix de Lausanne in 2009 and the Benois de la Danse laureate in Moscow in 2016. Congratulations!

The star of the Paris Opera Mikael Denard passed away on Februar 17 at the age of 79

The star of the Paris Opera Mikael Denard (member of the jury Benois de la Danse) passed away on Februar 17 at the age of 79. Benois team expresses its condolences to Mikael's family, friends and numerous friends.

Michael Denard danced on the most prestigeous stages of the world with the best ballerinas: Gilen Termar, Synthia Gregory, Linn Samur, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Noella Pontois, Silvy Gillem.

June 20-21, 2023. Benois de la Danse to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre

On June 20-21st the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will host the World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse. Spectators will get to see the most outstanding dance works from the past year.

Spectators will get to see the most outstanding dance works from the past year.

The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Carlos Acosta received the Prix de Lausanne

Carlos Acosta, Cuban dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Benois de la Danse laureate received the Prix de Lausanne “For a Life in Art”. This year the competition celebrated its 50th anniversary. Jean-Christophe Maillot (Benois laureate) became the chairman of the 2023 anniversary jury, and the Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva was among the jury members.

Over the years, the winners of this competition were our laureates: Alessandra Ferri, Carlos Acosta, Diana Vishneva, Marcelo Gomez, Vadim Muntagirov, Alina Cojocaru, Hanna o'Neill and others.

Jose Carlos Martinez will become artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet

Jose Carlos Martinez, Spanish dancer and choreographer, etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, member of the jury and Benois laureate, will become artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet. He will take office on December 5.

Alicia Amatrian has ended career

Alicia Amatrian, prima ballerina of the Stuttgart Ballet, Benois de la Danse laureate, has ended career as a dancer.

Anniversary gala concert «Benois de la Danse-30 years» was held at the Bolshoi Theatre

A gala concert with the participation of ballet stars in honor of the 30th anniversary of the international ballet prize “Benois de la Danse” took place on Tuesday on the Historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The auditorium was sold out.

The evening began with a demonstration of a video about the history of Benois de la Danse. The audience applauded the appearance on the screen of Galina Ulanova, Marina Semenova, Yvette Chauvire, Maurice Bejart and other artists of Russian and world ballet. Dance episodes with their participation were replaced by documentary filming of the award ceremonies of previous years.

The gala concert was attended by artists of the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky Theaters, the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre and the Yekaterinburg Ural Opera Ballet Theatre, students of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography were also involved. The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra was conducted by Anton Grishanin.

Benois de la Danse — 30 years! Gala-concert of the Stars

On June 7th the Historic Stage of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre will host the Ballet Stars Gala Concert, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Prix Benois de la Danse, with those taking part stars from Russia's leading theatres, such as the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky, the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet and Ural Opera Ballet. The programme includes performances in an abundance of styles inspired by various trends in the art of dance. The concert will be held with the participation of the ballet dancers of the Bolshoi Theater, students of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, accompanied by the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, conducted by Anton Grishanin.

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Ivan Vasiliev to Yuri Grigorovich

“Working with such a genius as Yuri Nikolaevich Grigorovich is always a responsibility and honor, and our task, as artists, is to preserve the traditions and nuances of his amazing performances”.
Ivan Vasiliev
Full version of the film on YouTube Benois de la Danse

Jiri Kilian to Yuri Grigorovich

“In your long life, you have experienced more dramatic situations than anyone before or after you. You have opened the doors between East and West. May the thought of this bring you joy in the later days of your life.”
Yuri Grigorovich
Full version of the film on YouTube Benois de la Danse

John Neumeier to Yuri Grigorovich

“On this very special birthday of yours, I would like to thank you for the inspiration you gave us through your love and admiration for the traditions of classical ballet. You have taken this art to a new modern level, which made us all think about our work. I wish you so that this day was beautiful, and that there were many, many more beautiful days."
John Neumeier
Full version of the film on YouTube Benois de la Danse

Yuri Grigorovich is 95! Congratulations!

Yuri Grigorovich, the ballet legend, the founder of Benois de la Danse, its Chairman and President of the Jury turns 95 today.

The Benois team is sending to dear Maestro our heartfelt congratulations and wishing him good health! We are happy to be your contemporaries and see your ballets!

We invite you to watch the special issue “Living Legends” for the 95th anniversary of Yuri Grigorovich on the official channel YouTube. The film contains congratulations from John Neumeier, Jiri Kilian, Ivan Vasiliev, Julio Bocca and others.

BENOIS DE LA DANSE 2020-2021 LAUREATES

ANTHONY DOWELL (For Life Achievement)

YURY POSSOKHOV
AMANDINE ALBISSON
EKATERINA KRYSANOVA
JESUS CARMONA
THOMAS ADES
TACITA DEAN

Svetlana Zakharova received the Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine

Congratulations to all Benois de la Danse laureates and nominees!

June 9th, 2021. Gala Benois de la Danse. PROGRAM

The 28th World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will take place on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre on the 8th and 9th of June.

JUNE 9, 2021. CHARITY GALA STARS OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE
LAUREATES OF THE DIFFERENT YEARS

P R O G R A M M E

Herman Severin Levenskiold
Pas de deux from LA SYLPHIDE
Choreography by AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
Soloist of the Finnish National Ballet
MARIA KOCHETKOVA – Benois de la Danse nominee,
laureate of the Benois-Massine Prize
Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
DENIS ZAKHAROV

48NORD/Ulrich Mȕller, Sigfrid Rössert
HIGH BREED
Choreography by JACOPO GODANI – Benois de la Danse nominee
soloists of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
ANNE JUNG – Benois 2021 nominee
SAMUEL YOUNG-RIGHT
Russian premiere

FLASHBACK
To the music by Arvo Pärt
Choreography by ILYA JIVOY
soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
EKATERINA KONDAUROVA – laureate of Benois de la Danse
ROMAN BELIAKOV

Sergey Prokofiev
Duet from ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography by ALEXEY RATMANSKY – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
EKATERINA KRYSANOVA – Benois 2021 nominee,
laureate of Benois-Massine Prize
VLADISLAV LANTRATOV – laureate of Benois de la Danse

Juan Requena, Sabio Janiak, Manu Masaedo
Solo from THE GAME
Choreography by JESUS CARMONA
JESUS CARMONA– Benois 2021 nominee
Российская премьера

Duet from CARAVAGGIO
Choreography by MAURO BIGONZETTI – Benois de la Danse nominee
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – laureate of Benois de la Danse
JACOPO TISSI

INTERMISSION

THREE PRELUDES
To the music by Sergey Rachmaninov
Choreography by BEN STEVENSON
Soloists of the Paris National Opera
AMANDINE ALBISSON – Benois 2021 nominee
FLORENT MELAC

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
To the music by Daniel Aubert
Choreography by VICTOR GZOVSKY
Artiste of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
ELIZAVETA KOKOREVA
Soloist of the Michailovsky Theatre
LEONID SARAFANOV – laureate of Benois de la Danse

Travis Lake
THE PRINCE
Choreography by ILYA JIVOY
Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
SEMION CHUDIN – laureate of Benois de la Danse
Мировая премьера

Duet from LE PARC
To the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography by ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ – laureate of Benois de la Danse
Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
EKATERINA KONDAUROVA– laureate of Benois de la Danse
ROMAN BELIAKOV

Riccardo Drigo
Pas de Deux from TALISMAN
Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
EVGUENIA OBRAZTSOVA – Benois de la Danse nominee
Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre
KIMIN KIM – laureate of Benois de la Danse

Direction of the gala ANDREY MELANYIN
Stage Designer SERGEY TIMONIN
Light Designer SERGEY SHEVCHENKO
Light designer assistant – ANTON STIKHIN
Sound ANDREY VOLKOV, NADEJDA NIKOLAEVA
Stage operator SOSLAN MARGUIEV
Stage managers ANDREY MELANIN,IRINA ZIBROVA
Director of the technical staff Igor SUVOROV

Chairman of the BENOIS DE LA DANSE Program YURI GRIGOROVICH
President of the Board REGINA NIKIFOROVA
Artistic Director NINA KUDRIAVTSEVA-LOORY

Official photographer MIKHAIL LOGVINOV
Manager of video-projects SERGEY BORISOV
Project coordinator OLGA GORCHAKOVA
Financial Office LLC Auditors KEMENOV, ALEXEY NIKITIN
Administrator VALENTINA DMITRENKO
Press Office OLGA KULIKOVA
Manager of Internet Projects NATALIA PUTICHEVA
Group of interpreters’ coordinator MARIA PODGORNOVA
Printing Products TEATRALIS PUBLISHING HOUSE Executive Producer TATIANA SIDOROVA

Program Partners: “Rosatom”, PAO Severstal, ExxonMobil, NordGold, KLM, AirFrance, the Peter I Hotel and OOO Garmonia Flora

Centre Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of collaboration. to designer Igor Chapurin and Maison CHAPURIN and also to the Studio of Artemy Lebedev.

June 8th, 2021. Gala Benois de la Danse. PROGRAM

The 28th World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will take place on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre on the 8th and 9th of June.

P R O G R A M M E for June 8

PART I

48NORD/Ulrich Mȕller
Duet from HOLLOW BONES
Choreography by JACOPO GODANI – Benois de la Danse nominee
soloists of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
ANNE JUNG – Benois 2021 nominee
SAMUEL YOUNG- WRIGHT
Russian premiere

COME AGAIN
To the music by John Dowland
Choreography by GOYO MONTERO
soloist of the Zemperopera Ballet
JON VALLEJO – Benois 2021 nominee

Scene from CECIL HOTEL
to the music by John Zorn
Choreography by ANDREY KAYDANOVSKY – Benois 2021 nominee
soloists of the Bavarian State Ballet
CAROLLINA BASTOS
ZHANG JINHAO
Russian premiere

John King, 100tone-candles
Excerpt from CUNNINGHAM CENTENNIAL SOLOS
Choreography by MERCE CUNNINGHAM
@Merce Cunningham Trust
soloist of the New York City Ballet
SARA MEARNS

THE LOVER
To the music by Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Choreography by MARCO GOECKE – Benois 2021 nominee
soloists of the Hannover Ballet
SANDRA BOURDAIS
MAURUS GOTHIER
Russian premiere

Ҫezar Aiaj
QUASI A DUE
Choreography by GENTIAN DODA
soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
LEONID SARAFANOV – Benois de la Danse laureate World premiere

Ilya Demutsky – Benois de la Danse laureate
Duet from ANNA KARENINA
Choreography by YURI POSSOKHOV – Benois de la Danse laureate
soloists of the Joffrey Ballet
AMANDA ASSUSENA
ALBERTO VELAZQUEZ– Benois-2021 nominee
Russian premiere

Adolf Adan.
Pas de deux from GISELLE
Choreography by JEAN CORALLI, JULES PERROT, MARIUS PETIPA, ALEXEY RATMANSKY’S (Benois de la Danse laureate) version
soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
EKATERINA KRYSANOVA – laureate of the Prize Benois-Massine, Benois 2021 nominee
DAVID MOTTO SOARES

OPUESTO
To the music by René Aubry
Choreography by JESÚS CARMONA – Benois 2021 nominee
JESÚS CARMONA
Russian premiere

Masters of the ceremony
ANASTASIA MESKOVA
DENIS RODKIN

Direction of the ceremony
ANDREY MELANYIN

Chairman of the BENOIS DE LA DANSE Program
YURI GRIGOROVICH

President of the Board
REGINA NIKIFOROVA

Artistic Director
NINA KUDRIAVTSEVA-LOORY

Program Partners: “Rosatom”, PAO Severstal, ExxonMobil, NordGold, KLM, AirFrance, the Peter I Hotel and OOO Garmonia Flora.

TICKETS FOR BENOIS DE LA DANSE 2020-2021

You may buy them at:
Bolshoi Theatre Box-Office: +7  495 455 5555;
Centre Benois: +7  916 106 0414
ONLINE on the Bolshoi Theater website: 8 JUNE, 9 JUNE

The 28th Benois de la Danse Festival will take place on June 8 and 9.

8 JUNE 2021.
The Gala of Ballet Stars, Benois de la Danse 2020 Nominees: Presentation and Awarding of Winners.

9 JUNE 2021.
The program boasts works of different dance styles. Among the participants are representatives of the world's 11 leading classical and modern companies: the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the Mariinsky Theater, the Royal Ballet of Great Britain, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet (Chicago), Bavarian State Ballet, Dresden Ballet, Hanover Ballet, Frankfurt-Dresden Dance Company, Jesús Carmona Company. World ballet star Maria Kochetkova will also take part in the concerts.

June 8-9, 2021. Benois de la Danse returns to the stage of the Bolshoi Theater

On June 8 and 9, in Moscow, on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Benois de la Danse International Ballet Festival will be held for the 28th time. Spectators will once again see the brightest new works in the field of dance from around the world. Some of them were created during the pandemic and became a world premiere!

The opening time of ticket sales for the Benois de la Danse Galas will be announced later!

The Living Legends Special Edition. John Neumeier

Dear friends! Today, February 26, we invite you to watch the special edition “Living Legends” dedicated to the birthday of the outstanding choreographer John Neumeier.

The film uses excerpts from his ballets Hamlet, Anna Karenina, Othello, Lady of the Camellias, Orpheus and Eurydice, Project Beethoven with Alicia Amatriain, Silvia Azzoni, Victoria Jaiani, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Laudere, Edvin Revazov, Alexander Riabko, Temur Suluashvili, Karsten Jung. All fragments in different years were shown at the Benoit de la Danse gala on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater.

We are waiting for you on the official YouTube-канале channel of the Benois de la Danse Festival on February 26th at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time (London – 16.00, New York – 11.00).

The Twentieth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The 20 edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on December 25 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by duet from THE TREATMENT (NUTCRACKER – RELOADING) to music by P.Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Frederik Benke Rydman, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloists of House of Shapes Ellen Lindblad and Daniel Koivunen.

Soloist of the Royal Ballet London Natalia Osipova, Benois de la Danse laureate, and soloist of Eastman Company Jason Kittelbeger will present duet from NUTCRACKER, to music by  Pyotr Tchaikovsky in choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Benois de la Danse laureate.

The edition will be concluded by Grand Pas from LA BAYADÈRE, choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky, performed by soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Angelina Vorontsova and soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia — Denis Rodkin, Benois de la Danse laureate, Anastasia Denisova, Olga Kishneva, Ana Turazashvili, Victoia Yakusheva, Karim Abdullin, Dmitry Efremov.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The nineteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The 19 edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on December 18 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by duet from “Orpheus“, to music by H.I.F.von Biber, I. Stravinsky, choreographed by John Neumeier, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloists of the Hamburg Ballet, Benois de la Danse laureates Silvia Azzoni and Alexander Riabko. Choreography, costumes, and light concept by John Neumeier.

Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Denis Rodkin (Benois de la Danse laureate) will present “Dance of the blessed spirits”, to music by Ch.W.Gluck in choreography by Frederick Ashton.

The edition will be concluded by duet from „Orphee and Euridice”, choreographed by John Neumeier (Benois de la Danse laueate), performed by soloists of Joffrey Ballet Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili. Choreography, costumes, and light concept by John Neumeier.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

«MARIUS PETIPA … 200 YEARS LATER»: FILM PREMIERE AND ONLINE DISCUSSION

December 13(Sunday) from 19.30 to 21.00 Moscow time, the online Festival “Evenings of Russian cinema in Bordeaux” will show a new film by Victor Ignatov ​(winner of Benois de la Danse diploma For the Interpenetration of Two Cultures) «Marius Petipa … 200 years later» followed by a discussion.

http://www.centerfest.ru

The documentary film was produced by the Russian TV channel “TEATR” and is devoted to the immortality of M. Petipa's art and its influence on the contemporary development of dance-theater. Followers of the Benois de la Danse YouTube channel will be able to see this film later. The date and time will be announced afterwards.

The eighteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The 18 edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on December 11 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by duet from Swan Lake to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreographed by David Dawson, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloists of San Francisco Ballet SOFIANE SYLVÉ (Benois de la Danse nominee)and CARLO DI LANNO.

Soloists of the Victor Ullate Ballet LUCIA LACARRA (Benois de la Danse laureate)and JOSUE ULLATE will present a fragment from the ballet CARMEN to music by G.Biset, P.Navaretto in choreography by VICTOR ULLATE.

The edition will be concluded by pas de deux from TALISMAN, choreographed by Marius Petipa, performed by soloist of the Hungarian National Ballet TATIANA MELNIK and soloist of The Washington Ballet BROOKLYN MACK.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The seventeenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The 17 edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on Desember 4 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time (London —16.00, New York – 11.00).

The program will be opened Fairy Carabosse’s variation from THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, choreographed by Marsia Haydee, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloist of the Korean National Ballet Jaowoo Lee, Benois de la Danse nominee.

Benois de la Danse nominee, laureate of Benois-Massine Prize Maria Kochetkova and soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Ruslan Skvortsov will present pas de deux from THE SLEEPING BEAUTY in choreography by Marius Petipa.

The edition will be concluded Excerpt from FAUST, choreographed by Ivan Vassiliev, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Maria Vinogradova, soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Ivan Vassiliev and soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Denis Savin.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

By your numerous requests, on Friday we will repeat the screening of the documentary “Ballerina Assoluta Natalia Makarova”

By your numerous requests, on Friday we will repeat the screening of the documentary “Ballerina Assoluta Natalia Makarova” under the heading “Living Legends”. The film is based on video clips of a star dancer in different roles, including those that were shown for the first time in Russia. The first show in Russia took place on the day of Natalia Makarova's jubilee on November 21, 2020.

Benois de la Danse would like to thank Ms. Makarova for providing the 38-minute film from her personal archive and for her kind permission for an additional screening. We are waiting for you on the official YouTube channel of the Benois de la Danse Festival on November 27 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time (London – 16.00, New York – 11.00). It will be streamed for 48 hours.
https://www.youtube.com/­c/­BenoisdelaDanse

The world premiere of one-act ballets “Neighbors” and «1418»

The world premiere of one-act ballets “Neighbors” and «1418» to music by Dmitry Shostakovich took place at the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater. The performances were planned to be staged for the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, but the premiere was postponed due to the pandemic.

Both ballets were created by the chief permanent choreographer, laureate of Benoit de la Danse Ivan Vasiliev. The plot is based on the events of the Great Patriotic War, which revive in the memory of its participants. The number 1418 symbolizes the number of those terrible days. The musical basis of the new performance is the immortal creation of Dmitry Shostakovich — the Seventh Symphony. >>>www.youtube.com

For the fist time in Russia “BALLERINA ASSOLUTA NATALIA MAKAROVA“ on the YouTube of the Benois de la Danse

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RUSSIA! „BALLERINA ASSOLUTA NATALIA MAKAROVA”

On November 21, for the anniversary of the great Natalia Makarova, a documentary from the personal archive of the star ballerina will be presented in the “LIVING LEGENDS“ section.

Laureate of the Benois de la Danse Prize „For a Life Achievement” Natalia Makarova achieved a lot in life — as a dancer, choreographer and dramatic actress, she gave birth to a son, she got worldwide fame and ended her ballerina's career on the same stage on which she began — on the stage of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Theater. The best theatrical scenes were submitted to her; the audience greeted her everywhere. Choreographic performances by Natalia Makarova adorn the repertoires of theaters in many countries. Barack Obama personally presented her with the Kennedy Center Award for Contribution to the Development of American Culture.

You watch the 38-minute film “BALLERINA ASSOLUTA NATALIA MAKAROVA” on the YouTube Benoit de la Danse on saturday, November 21, at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time (London – 16.00, New York – 11.00). Access within 48 hours.

Benois de la Danse would like to thank Natalia Makarova for providing the film and kind permission to show it.

The sixteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The 16 edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on November 13 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by duet from AT THE END OF THE DAY to music by Szymon Brzoska, choreographed by David Dawson, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by Maria Kochetkova, Benois de la Danse nominee, laureate of Benois-Massine Prize, and Sebastian Kloborg. Music, choreography and costumes by Chloé were a gift to the XXVI Benois de la Danse Festival.

Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Vladislav Lantratov, laureate of Benois de la Danse and Prize Benois-Massine, and Denis Savin will present a fragment from the ballet NUREYEV, to music by Benois de la Danse laureate Ilya Demutsky in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Yuri Possokhov.

The edition will be concluded by pas de deux from DON QUIXOTE to music by Ludwig Minkus, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Alexandere Gorsky in Victor Ullate’s version, performed by soloist of the Berlin State Ballet Polina Semionova, Benois de la Danse laureate, and soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Ivan Zaitsev.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The fifteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The fifteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on November 6 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by duet of Carmen and Don Jose from CARMEN to music by Georges Biset, in choreography by Roland Petit, Benois de la Danse laureate. It will be performed by the soloists of the Rome Opera Ballet Natalia Kushch and Michele Satriano,Benois de la Danse nominee.

Soloists of the Netherlands Dance Theater II Miguel De Carvalho and Guido Dutelh will present a work MIDNIGHT RAGA, to music by Ravi Shankar and Etta James, choreographed by Marco Goecke, Benois de la Danse nominee.

The edition will be concluded by Excerpt from ANNA KARENINA to music by Peter Tchaikovsky, choreographed by John Neumeier, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloists of the Hamburg Ballet Anna Laudere (Benois-Massine Prize laureate), Edwin Revazov and soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Daria Khokhlova.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Living Legends Special Edition

The Living Legends Special Edition is dedicated to choreographer Hans Van Manen (twice Benois de la Danse laureate) will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on October 30 at 19.00 Moscow time (London —17.00, New York – 12.00).

The program will be opened by miniature TROIS GNOSIENNES to the music of French composer Erik Sati. It will be performed by the soloist of the National Paris Opera Ludmila Pagliero (Benois de la Danse laureate) ​and the soloist of the HET National Ballet Mar​ijn Rademaker (Benois de la Danse nominee).

Soloist of the English National Ballet Isaac Hernandez (Benois de la Danse laureate) will present a Solo from FIVE TANGOS to the music ​by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla.

The edition will be concluded by VARIATIONS FOR TWO COUPLES, performed by soloists of San Francisco Ballet Dores Andre, Lauren Strongin, Carlo Di Lanno and Joseph Walsh. Music by B.Britten, E.Rautavaara, S.Kovács-Tickmayer, A.Piazzolla.

Benois de la Danse thanks Hans van Manen for waving his royalty in the difficult time of Covid-19.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The fourteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

The fourteenth edition of a project „Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on October 23 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened BY miniature “Spiral Twist“ to the music of M.Richter in choreography by Russel Malifant. It will be performed by the soloists of the Dortmund Ballet Lucia Lacarra, Benois de la Danse laureate, and Marlon Dino.

Soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater, laureate of Benois de la Danse Ivan Vassiliev will present a work of his own composition “ Souvenirs” to the music of L. van Beethoven. His partner will be soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Maria Vinogradova.

The edition will be concluded by duet from „Signes”, choreographed by Carolyn Carlson, performed by soloists of the National Paris Opera, Benois de la Danse laureates Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Thirteenth edition of a project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“

Dear friends, The thirteenth edition of a project „Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on October 16 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will be opened by a trio from ballet “Atomos“ to the music of A Winged Victory for the Sullen in choreography by Wayne McGregor (Benois de la Danse laureate). It will be performed by the soloists of Company Wayne McGregor Fukiko Takase, Travis Clausen-Knight, James Pett.

Soloists of the Royal Ballet of Flanders Drew Jacoby (Benois de la Danse nominee) and Matt Foley will perform the duet „Dido and Aeneas” in Benois de la Danse laureate Sidi Larbi Сherkaoui choreography to the music by Henry Purcell.

The edition will be concluded by “Grand Pas Classique”, choreographed by Victor Gzovsky, performed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloists, Benois de la Danse laure

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Twelfth edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

The twelfth edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on October 9 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will begin with duet from “Romeo and Juliet” in choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. It will be performed by the soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet Leonore Baulac, Hugo Marchand (Benois de la Danse laureate).

Soloist of the of the Vienne State Ballet Davide Dato (Benois de la Danse nominee) will perform 2 variations of Abderakhman from “Raymonda“ in Rudolf Nureyev choreography to the music by Alexander Glazunov.

The edition will be concluded by duet from „Lady of the Camillias”, choreographed by John Neumeier, performed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloists Nina Kaptsova (Benois de la Danse nominee), Denis Rodkin (Benois de la Danse laureate).

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Eleventh Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

The Eleventh Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival on october 2 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time.

The program will begin with duet from “Romeo and Juliet“ in choreography by Kenneth Macmillan. It will be performed by the soloists of the Uruguay National Ballet Maria Riccetto (Benois de la Danse laureate), Gustavo Carvalno (Benois de la Danse nominee).

Soloists of the State Ballet Berlin Yana Salenko, Marian Walter (Benois de la Danse nominee) will perform a fragment “Jail” from „The Bat” in Benois de la Danse laureate Roland Petit choreography to the music by Johann Strauss.

The edition will be concluded by pas de deux of Diana and Acteon from"Esmeralda, choreographed by Agrippina Vaganova performed by the Washington Ballet soloists Ayano Kimura, Brooklyn Mack (Benois de la Danse nominee).

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Tenth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On September 25 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Tenth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with the work „Hora” in choreography by Benois de la Danse nominee Edward Clug. It will be performed by the soloists of the Dortmund Ballet Ida Kallanvaara and Jacomo Altovino.

Soloists of Stuttgart State Ballet Elisa Badenes and David Moor will perform a duet of Salomé and Jochanaan from “Salome“ in Benois de la Danse nominee Demis Volpi choreography to the music by Vladimir Martynov.

The edition will be concluded by miniature „TOI MOI” to the music by Ilya Demutsky, Benois de la Danse laureate, choreographed by Yuri Possokhov, Benois de la Danse laureate, performed by soloist of Joffrey Ballet Victoria Jaiani (Benois 2020-2021 nominee) and soloist of San Francisco Ballet Joseph Walsh. Music, choreography and costumes have been created as a gift to Benois de la Danse 25th Jubilee.

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The laureates of the Prize Benois-Massine have been announced in Positano

The laureates of the Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine have been announced in Positano. This year, the ceremony was held online. The laureate of the Benois-Ma​ssine Prize ​became the English dancer and choreographer sir Anthony Dowell. Congratulations!

A​nthony Dowell was Director of the Royal ​Ballet ​London from 1986-2000, and in 2020 he w​as awarded the Benoi​s de a Danse Prize in the category ​“Lifetime Achievement”.

Prize Benois-Massine has been founded in 2015 and awarded by the organizers' committees of Premia Positano and Benois de la Danse. Among the laureates of Benois-Massine have been Ana Laguna, Alicia Amatriain, Mariko Kida, Eduard Watson, Ekaterina Krysanova, Maria Kochetkova and Vladislav Lantratov.

The Ninth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On September 18 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Ninth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will open a duet from the ballet Hamlet choreographed by twice Benois de La Danse laureate John Neumeier, performed by soloists of the Hamburg ballet, Benois de La Danse laureates Silvia Azzoni and Alexander Ryabko.

Soloists of Joffrey Ballet Victoria Jaiani (Benois 2020-2021 nominee), Fabrice Calmels will perform a duet from Othello in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Lar Lubovich.

The edition will be concluded by miniature Into the Pulse, сhoreographed by by Hyo Hyun Kang, Benois de la Danse nominee, performed by soloists of the Korean National Ballet Mi Ji Chekal, Na Rea Han, Eun Young Joung, Hyo Hyun Kang, Ha Lim Kim, Ji Hee Kim, Seul Ki Park. The video has been provided by the courtesy of the Korean National Ballet.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

Premia​ “Positano Leonid Massin”-2020 was given to Nicoletta Manni

Premia​ “Positano Leonid Massin”-2020 was given to Nicoletta Manni, a prima-ballerina of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Benois nominee. She was awarded as “Ballerina of the Year”. Congratulations!

Do you like to dream?

But Lucia Lacarra (Benois laureate) and Matthew Golding (Benois nominee) dream of better times in our difficult masked time. Together with the team of the theater of Dortmund, they are working on a new project “Fortlandia”, which will premiere on September 19.

“Fortlandia” is a synthesis of several types of art, where dance, music and visual possibilities of cinema form a single whole. It is designed to encourage each of us to make a choice: accept the new reality or plunge into the world of dreams. This spectacle will not leave you indifferent and will allow you to escape the limits of the limited modern reality.

Don't miss it! September 19 Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding invite you to the premiere at the Dortmund theater. >>>

The Hamburg Ballet opened its 2020-2021 season with the premiere

On September 6, the Hamburg Ballet, one of the first in Europe, opened its 2020-2021 season with the premiere of John Neumeier's ballet Ghost Light. The name is taken from the jargon of Broadway theaters — Ghost Light — this is the name of the only lamp that remains on stage overnight after performance. The ballet was staged in compliance with the required distance between dancers “in the time of Korona”. Tickets for all performances in September are sold out.

The Eighth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On September 11 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Eighth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History” will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with duet from Othello in choreography by John Neumeier, twice Benois laureate. It will be performed by soloists of the Hamburg Ballet Anna Laudere, Benois-Massine Prize laureate and Carsten Jung, Benois de la Danse laureate.

Soloists of Bejart Ballet Lausanne Katerina Shalkina and Julien Favreau will perform a duet from ​Hamlet in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Maurice Bejart.

The edition will be concluded by duet from Juliet and Romeo, сhoreographed by Mats Ek, performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet soloists Mаriko Kida (laureate of Benois de la Danse and Prize Benois-Massine) and Anthony Romuljo.

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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Seventh Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On September 4 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Seventh Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with pas de deux from Silvia in choreography by Frederick Ashton, soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet, Oksana Skorik (Benois de la Danse nominee) and Philipp Stepin.

Soloists of Ballet Preljocaj Virginie Caussin and Redi Shtylla will perform a duet from “Romeo and Juliet” in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Angelin Preljocaj.

The edition will be concluded by pas de deux from „Esmeralda”, сhoreographed by Nicolay Berezov performed by the Paris Opera Ballet soloists, Benois de la Danse laureates Hannan O’Nell, Hugo Marchand.

Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

Benois de la Danse galas are coming to your home! Editions 6-8

The official International Ballet Prize and World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse YouTube-channel continues to post fragments of archival recordings from gala concerts that took place on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The next three editions are dedicated to pieces shown at the 2016 gala.

Every week! Every Friday starting August 28th, 19.00 Moscow time (London —17.00, New York – 12.00) It will be streamed for 48 hours.

All recordings are provided by Centre Benois. All programmes are prepared with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre of the Russia. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

Subscribe to Benois de la Danse channel on YouTube and stay with us!

Happy birthday, Regina!

Today, 25 August, Regina Nikiforova celebrates her Birthday. The Benois de la Danse team sends to its General Director the heartfelt wishes of health and the good interesting season.

The Sixth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On August 28 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Sixth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with a fragment “What love tells me” from „Third symphony” in choreography by John Neumeier (twice Benois de la Danse laureate). It will be performed by the soloists of the Hamburg Ballet, Benois de la Danse lauréates, Silvia Azzoni, Aleksander Riabko.

Soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet Olga Marchenkova, Artemiy Belyakov will perform a duet from “Hero of our time“ in Benois de la Danse laureate Yuri Possokhov choreography to the music by Ilya Demutsky, Benois laureate.

The edition will be concluded by duet from „Scheherazade” to the music by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, choreographed by Mikhail Fokin performed by the Mariinsky Ballet soloists Nadejda Batoeva and Kimin Kim (Benois laureate).

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

An exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Benois

In the House of Russian Diaspora named after Solzhenitsyn in Moscow opened an exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Benois. The exposition covers all aspects of Benois's work — a painter, art theorist, book illustrator and theater decorator. Our prize, the Benois de la Danse Prize, which was immediately compared with the “Ballet Oscar”, meaning the highest professional recognition was named after Alexander Benois, an outstanding persona of the world theatre.

The sculpture of the prize was ​created by Igor Ustinov, a descendant of Alexander Benois. In 2017, Igor Ustinov attended the 25th anniversary ceremony of the Benois de la Danse Prize.

The 25th Benois de la Danse Prize Anniversary Ceremony has been published on the festival's official YouTube channel.
#BenoisPagesofHistory

“Good evening, dear guests!”

«Good evening, dear guests! We are glad to welcome those, who have joined us for the first time today and those, who have been following the Festival’s history for the last 25 years since its creation.

Indeed, the International Benois de la Danse Prize has been around for already a quarter of a century! It has become an integral part of the ballet world.

Over the course of these 25 years, the world has learned the names of dozens of eminent performers, choreographers, musicians and artists. The Benois Festival is known all around the world, with its productions covering Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia…» This is how the 25th anniversary ceremony of the Benois de la Danse International Ballet Prize begins, which took place in 2017 at the Bolshoi Theater.

The ceremony is presented the festival's Youtube channel >>>https://www.youtube.com
#BenoisPagesofHistory

25th anniversary of the Benois de la Danse International Ballet Prize Presentation Ceremony

On August 7, Friday, at 19.00 on the official YouTube channel of the Benois de la Danse festival, a video of the 25th anniversary of the Benois de la Danse International Ballet Prize Presentation Ceremony will be published. Bolshoi Theater, 2017.
#BenoisPagesofHistory

The Fifth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On July 30 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Fifth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with a fragment from the ballet „Carmen” in choreography by Johan Inger, Benois de la Danse laureate. It will be performed by the soloists of National Dance Company of Spain Emilia Gisladottir and Daan Vervoort.

Soloists of the Hamburg Ballet and Benois de la Danse laureates Silvia Azzoni and Alexander Ryabko will perform L’Arlesienne in Benois de la Danse laureate Roland Petitt choreography.

Benois de la Danse laureate Ulyana Lopatkina will complete the Fifth Edition by performing C. Saint-Saens's miniature “The Swan” in choreography by Mikhail Fokine.

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Fourth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On July 23 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Fourth Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with a work “Cheek to Cheek” in choreography by Roland Petit (Benois de la Danse laureate). It will be performed by the soloist of La Scala Ballet Nicoletta Manni (Benois de la Danse nominee) and Luigi Bonino.

Guest soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre Denis Matvienko (Benois nominee) will perform „Dance of Blessed Spirits” in Frederic Ashton choreography.

The edition will be concluded with the Pas De Deux to music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreographed by George Balanchine performed by Evgenia Obraztsova (Benois nominee) and Semyon Chudin (Benois laureate).

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Third Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On July 16 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Third Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with a duet from “Cinderella“ in choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. It will be performed by soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet Dorothe Gilbert (Benois de la Danse nominee) and Hugo Marchand (Benois de la Danse laureate).

Solo from „Rattika” by Mats Ek (Benois de la Danse laureate) will be presented by soloist of Ballet on Rhein Yuko Kato.

The Third Edition will be completed by „Trois Gnociennes” with soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre Uliana Lopatkina (Benois de la Danse laureate) and Andrey Ermakov. Choreography by Hans Van Manen (twice Benois de la Danse laureate).

The edition will be streamed 48 hours. Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The Second Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History”

On July 9 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the Second Edition of a new project “Benois de la Danse. Pages of History“ will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

The program will begin with a duet from Notre Dame de Paris in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Roland Petit. It will be performed by soloist of La Scala Theater Nicoletta Manni (Benois de la Danse nominee) and soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater Ivan Vasiliev ( Benois de la Danse laureate).

The work „And So It Is” to the music of I.-S. Bach will be presented by soloist of the Contemporary Ballet Complexions, Clifford Williams (Benois de la Danse nominee). Choreographer is Dwight Roden (Benois de la Danse nominee).

And the Second Edition will be completed by the pas de deux from Talisman with the Bolshoi Theater soloists Evgenia Obraztsova (Benois de la Danse nominee) and Denis Rodkin (Benois de la Danse laureate). Choreography by Marius Petipa.

The edition will be streamed 48 hours.
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All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

The First Edition of a new project Benois de la Danse. Pages of History

On July 2 at 19.00 (7 pm) Moscow time, the First Edition of a new project Benois de la Danse. Pages of History will be presented on the official YouTube channel of Benois de la Danse Festival.

In the programme; selected pieces from the archival recording of 2015 gala.

Excerpt from Deep Field in choreography by Benois de la Danse laureate Martin Schlapfer: monologue of Benois nominee Alexander Ekman Thoughts at the Bolshoiand Adagio from The Taming of the Shrew. Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot perform soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre, Benois laureates Olga Smirnova and Semion Chudin.

The edition will be streamed 48 hours.
The second edition will be on the air next Thursday, July 9 at 19.00 (7 pm).
Subscribe to YouTube Benois de la Danse and stay with us!

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre. The Center Benois expresses its gratitude for many years of cooperation to Rosatom, Severstal ExxonMobil and also to KLM, AirFrance, Hotel Metropol, Гармония Флора and to our new partner Nordgold.

Benois de la Danse. Pages of History

The World Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse is launching a new online project BENOIS DE LA DANSE. PAGES OF HISTORY.

FOR A FIRST TIME you will see the excerpts from the archival recordings of our galas on the Historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

All Benois de la Danse programmes were created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre.

Benois de la Danse galas are coming to your home!
Every week! Every Thursday starting July 2 at 19.00 (Moscow time), 17.00 (London), 12 pm (New York). Stream 48 hours.

We are waiting for you at the official Festival YouTube channel!
>>>


Stars are talking about Benois de la Danse

What is the importance and value of Benois de la Danse, and why one shouldn't miss its galas?

​These questions are answered by Benois laureates; an international star, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro ala Scala Svetlana Zakharova, Bolshoi Theatre's Principal Denis Rodkin and Bolshoi's prima ballerina Olga Smirnova >>>

World ballet festiival Benois de la Dance is opening the YouTube channel

We will show on this channel exclusive numbers from the Benois de la Dance gala concerts of different years at the Bolshoi Theater and on other prestigious stages, as well as the interviews with our laureates and nominees — current and future stars of world ballet.

Welcome to the Benois' YouTube channel!

RETURN TICKETS FOR EVENINGS BENOIS DE LA DANSE

If the ticket was purchased with cash mode of payment at the Bolshoi Theatre Box Office, it can be reimbursed from 14 June to 31 July 2020 by presenting tickets in person.

If the ticket was purchased with bank card at the Theatre Box Office, refund will be received within 30 working days after performance date. Personal presence for submitting ticket refund application form or sending corresponding e-mail IS NOT NEEDED! www.bolshoi.ru

If the ticket was purchased with cash mode of payment at the Theatre Box Office, it can be reimbursed by 31 JULY 2020 by presenting tickets in person AFTER 31 May this year. www.bolshoi.ru

Funds paid for tickets that were purchased in cash at the Benois Centre can be returned to the place of purchase in the period after the restrictive measures were canceled until September 31, arriving with tickets in person at the Benois Centre.

BENOIS DE LA DANSE — 2020 has been moved to 2021

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THE NOMINEES OF BENOIS DE LA DANSE — 2020

CHOREOGRAPHERS

MARCO GOECKE – Kunstkamer, Johann Strauss. Netherlands Dance Theatre.
ANDREY KAYDANOVSKY – Cecil Hotel, different composers. Bavarian State Ballet.
WAYNE MCGREGOR – Inferno – The Dante Project, Thomas Adès. Royal Ballet London.
CRYSTAL PITE – Body and Soul, Owen Belton, Frederic Chopin, Teddy Geiger. Paris Opera Ballet.
YURY POSSOKHOV – Anna Karenina, Ilya Demutsky. Joffrey Ballet.
ZHAO MING – Bright Red Star, DU Ming. Shanghai Ballet.

BALLERINAS

AMANDINE ALBISSON – The Title role, Carmen, G.Biset-R.Schedrine/M.Ek. Paris Opera Ballet.
VICTORIA JAIANI – The Title role, Anna Karenina, I.Demutsky/Y.Possokhov. Joffrey Ballet.
EKATERINA KRYSANOVA – The Title role, Giselle, A.Adam/J.Coralli, J.Perrot, M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky’s version. Bolshoi Theatre
SARAH LAMB – Cristaux, F.Moon/A.Pita. Joyce Theatre, New York.
SARA MEARNS – A Night of 100 Solos, tribute to Merce Cunningham, different composers/M.Cunningham. Brooklyn Academy of Music,New York
FAN XIAOFENG – Mother of PAN Dongzi, Bright Red Star, DU Ming/ZHAO Ming. Shanghai Ballet.
ANNE JUNG – Carnegie Solo, K.Jarrett/S.Young-Wright. Frankfurt LAB.

DANCERS

JESUS CARMONA – The Game, Riqueni/J.Carmona. Latitude Festival, London.
PAUL MARQUE – Prince Siegfried, Swan Lake, P.Tchaikovsky/R.Nureev. Paris Opera Ballet.
JON VALLEJO – Don Jose, Carmen, G.Biset-R.Schedrin, M.Álvarez/J.Inger. Semper Opera Ballet.
ALBERTO VELAZQUEZ – Alexey Vronsky, Anna Karenina, I.Demutsky/Y.Possokhov. Joffrey Ballet.
WU HUSHENG – PAN Dongzi, Bright Red Star, DU Ming/ZHAO Ming. Shanghai Ballet.

COMPOSER

THOMAS ADÈS – Inferno – The Dante Project, choreographer Wayne McGregor. Royal Ballet London.

DESIGNER

TACITA DEAN — Inferno – The Dante Project, choreographer Wayne McGregor. Royal Ballet London.

BENOIS DE LA DANSE — 2020-2021

THE FIRST DAY
The Gala of Ballet Stars, Benois de la Danse — 2020 Nominees: Presentation and Awarding of Winners.

Among this year nominees are dancers from Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, New York City Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, NDT, Shanghai Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (USA), Semper Opera Ballet, Dance Company Dresden-Frankfurt.

SECOND DAY
Stars of Benois de la Danse and Their New Works.

The gala's program will consist of neo-classical and contemporary pieces created or interpreted for a first time during the last year.

David Hallberg will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet

David Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet.

JURY BENOIS DE LA DANSE 2020

YURI GRIGOROVICH – President

SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – Co- President, international star, prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and La-Scala Theatre

JACOPO GODANI – Choreographer, artistic director of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

JOAQUIN DE LUZ – Artistic director of the Spanish National Dance Company

ELISABETH PLATEL –Director of Paris Opera Ballet School

EDWARD WATSON – Star of the Royal Ballet London

ASHLEY WHEATER – Artistic director of Joffrey Ballet

LILI XIN – Artistic director of Shanghai Ballet

BENOIS DE LA DANSE-2020

2 JUNE 2020.
The Gala of Ballet Stars, Benois de la Danse – 2020 Nominees: Presentation and Awarding of Winners.

Among this year nominees are dancers from Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, New York City Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, NDT, Shanghai Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (USA), Semper Opera Ballet, Dance Company Dresden-Frankfurt. Preceding the concert, the Jury, under the leadership of Yuri Grigorovich, will announce the names of Benois-2020 laureates.
Besides this year nominees and laureates, the brilliant star of the American Ballet Theatre Herman Cornejo and a premier of the National Ballet of Canada Guillaume Cote will participate in the gala..

3 JUNE 2020.

Stars of Benois de la Danse and Their New Works.
The gala’s program will consist of neo-classical and contemporary pieces created or interpreted for a first time during the last year. Among the participants are: Natalia Osipova and Jason Kittelberger; Amandine Albisson and Mathieu Ganio; Maria Kochetkova and Jon Vallejo; Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding; Sarah Lamb and Edward Watson; Denis Rodkin, Polina Semionova and Ivan Zaitsev; soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Ballet Preljocaj and Benke Rydman company.

Manuel Legris has been appointed Artistic Director of La Scala Ballet

Manuel Legris, etoile of Paris Opera Ballet, Benois de la Danse member of the Jury and laureate, successful manager and choreographer, has been appointed Artistic Director of La Scala Ballet. He will take his new position next December, at the beginning of the new season.

Carlos Acosta has become Artistic Director of the Royal Birmingham Ballet

A famous Cuban dancer who for many years was a brightest star of the Royal Ballet London, Benois laureate Carlos Acosta has become Artistic Director of the Royal Birmingham Ballet. He started working on his new position in January 2020. Heartfelt congratulations!

Alexander Ekman is preparing the premiere

Alexander Ekman, Swedish choreographer and Benois nominee is preparing the premiere of ballet LIB with the State Ballet Berlin on December 8. The Benois laureates Polina Semionova, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Benois nominee Ksenia Ovsianik are in the cast.

Elisa Carrillo Cabrera received the Petipa Heritage Foundation Award

Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, prima ballerina of the State Ballet of Berlin, laureate of Benois and Mikhail Kaniskin, premier of the State Ballet of Berlin received the Petipa Heritage Foundation Award at the Slovak National Theater. Congratulations!

Svetlana Zakharova in the program “Artificial Selection”

Svetlana Zakharova, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater and Milan's La Scala Theater, co-chairman of the Benois 2019 jury and twice Benois laureate in the program “Artificial Selection” by Grigory Zaslavsky.

Svetlana talks about working on the project MODANSE (Premiere Evening of Svetlana Zakharova), which will be held at the Bolshoi Theater on 26 and 27 November.

Spectators will see two one-act ballets: the premiere of the new edition of “AS BREATH” directed by Mauro Bigonzetti (diplomat BenoiS) and the world premiere of the ballet “GABRIELLE CHANEL” choreographed by Yuri Posokhov ( twice Benois laureate) to the music of the laureate BenoiS Ilya Demutsky.

About the MODANSE project and not only in an interview with Svetlana Zakharova
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Svetlana Zakharova was awarded the Order of Merit before the Fatherland 4th degree

World ballet star Svetlana Zakharova (jury member and twice laureate of Benois de la Danse) was awarded the Order of Merit before the Fatherland 4th degree. Congratulations!

“For me, such a high award is a great honor and joy! Ballet is not just a beautiful art, it is first of all a lot of work and work. Not only the work of an artist, but also the work of a teacher! I thank all my teachers who taught me and with whom I work now! Wherever I perform, on the most famous stages of the world, I always proudly represent my Country, my Russia! Thanks to my beloved family, for being always with me, supporting me and helping! I heartily congratulate you all the great, amazing people, heroes who today would also awarded the highest awards! ” Svetlana Zakharova

Alexei Ratmansky will present a new version of ballet Giselle

Alexei Ratmansky (Benois laureate) will present a new version of ballet Giselle at the Bolshoi theatre on November 21-24. The choreographer turned to the original source — the 1860 notes of Henri Justaman and the later version of Marius Petipa. Set and costume designer – Robert Perdziola (Benois nominee).

Olga Smirnova (Benois laureate) and Artemiy Belyakov, Ekaterina Krysanova (laureate if the Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine) and Artem Ovcharenko are dancing in the premiere performances…

World première

The full evening ballet Body and Soul to the music of Owen Belton.received it’s World première on October 25 at Palais Garnier. It is a new work for the Paris Opera Ballet by a Canadien choreographer Benois laureate Crystal Pite.

Ms. Pite announced before the premiere that she’s going to take a year long break from her job to think about some new projects.

The premiere of Dracula. The Beginning

The premiere of Dracula. The Beginning, show directed by Alexey Golubev, will be presented on November 3 at the State Kremlin Palace. Choreographer and lead actor is Ivan Vassiliev, premiere of Mikhailovsky Ballet and Benois laureate.

Dracula. The Beginning is a mixture of different genres — classical ballet and musical, theatre and cinema.

The Russian premiere of Don Quixote in Rudolf Nureyev

The Russian premiere of Don Quixote in Rudolf Nureyev's (member of the first Benois de la Danse Jury) version will be presented on October 25 at the Stanislavsky Musical Theatre in Moscow. This version has been staged by Laurent Hilaire, ex-etoile of Paris Opera, who was given this title by Nureyev and who's now the Artistic Director of Stanislavsky Ballet.

The world premiere of Don Quixote took place on December 14, 1869 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

​The premiere of Alexandre Gorsky's version was shown on December 6, 1900 also at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

The premiere of Rudolf Nureyev's version was presented on December 1, 1966 at the Vienna Opera House.

Benois team expresses its condolences…

Alicia Alonso, founder of the Cuban ballet and its great dancer passed away on October 17. Benois team expresses its condolences to all the collaborators of Alicia Alonso and his numerous friends all around the world.

The premiere of a new version of La Bayadere

On October 4 at the Mikhailovsky Theatre of St. Petersburg will be presented the premiere of a new version of La Bayadere by Benois laureate Nacho Duato. It is the Spanish choreographer's first work after his returning to Mikhailovsky Ballet as its Artistic Director in 2019.

Olga Smirnova has become a laureate of the Moscow

CONGRATULATIONS!
Olga Smirnova, Bolshoi prima-ballerina and Benois laureate, has become a laureate of the Moscow Government Award for an exceptional interpretation of the leading roles in Swan Lake, The Hero of our time, The Taming of the Threw, Anna Karenina and others.

Premia Positano Leonid Massine and Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine

Premia Positano Leonid Massine and Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine will be awarded on September 7 in Positano, a town on the Amalfi coast of Italy.

The Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine will get a principal of the Royal Ballet London Vadim Muntagirov (one of Benois-2019 laureates).

Premia Positano Leonid Massin For Lifetime Achievement will go to a Spanish dancer and choreographer, artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Ballet Nacho Duato (Benois laureate).

The prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro alla Scala in Milan Svetlana Zakharova (co-president of the Jury and twice Benois laureate) will be awarded as Ballerina of the Year.

The premiere of one more version of Sergey Prokofiev

The premiere of one more version of Sergey Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet took place at the antic amphitheater Arena di Verona. The choreographer of the new reduction is Benois nominee Johan Kobborg. The title roles were danced by Sergey Polunin and Benois laureate Alina Cojocaru.

Evgenia Obraztsova was starring in Andrey Smirnov's film Frenchman

Prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet Evgenia Obraztsova (Benois nominee) was starring in Andrey Smirnov's film Frenchman. A French student Pierre Durant comes to Moscow in 1957 for a practical training at Moscow University and meets a Bolshoi dancer Kira Galkina… The film is coming to the theatres on October 31.

Rudolf Nureyev's International Classical Ballet Festival will be open

On September 7 Rudolf Nureyev's International Classical Ballet Festival will be open in Oufa, the city where Nureyev (member of the first Benois de la Danse Jury) was born. In the program there are two ballets by Yuri Grigorovich Swan Lake and The Legend of Love. Also in the frame of the Festival will be shown three galas with the participation of Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters' stars; Gala-Tchaikovsky, Gala-Nureyev and Gala-Grigorovich. Ivan Vassiliev, the principal of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Benois laureate, will take part in the program of Gala-Nureyev. All the Festival's events will be held on the stage of the Bashkortostan Opera and Ballet Theatre.

On July 29 by Yuri Grigorovich

On July 29 by Yuri Grigorovich's Spartacus the Bolshoi Ballet opened its season in London on the stage of Covent Garden. In addition to Spartacus, the program announced Swan Lake, Don Quixote and The Bright Stream. Among the leading soloists are Benois laureates: Svetlana Zakharova, Olga Smirnova, Denis Rodkin and Semyon Chudin. The season will continue to August 17.

The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will open its season on the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre

On July 29 the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will open its season on the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The Novosibirsk's company under the reins of Denis Matvienko (Benois nominee) will present two ballets by Piotr Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake in Asaf Messerer version and The Sleeping Beauty in the version by Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Benois laureate Nacho Duato. Another Benois laureate Ivan Vassiliev will dance the role of Evil Genius in Swan Lake on August 6, 7 and 8. The season will last until August 10.

On June 24 in Vladivostok took place the opening…

On June 24 in Vladivostok took place the opening night of the Fourth Far Eastern Festival Mariinsky with ballet by the house choreographer and Benois nominee Yuri Smekalov The Bronze Horseman. The role of the Tsarine of the Ball was danced by the Mariinsky Ballet prima-ballerina and Benois laureate Ekaterina Kondaurova.

The Bronze Horseman was created in 1949 by Rostislav Zakharov. The new choreographic version that was premiered in spring of 2016 has been made by Yuri Smekalov with the help of some retired dancers who used to dance in the original production.

Also in the frame of Festival will be shown, for the first time in Vladivostok, Sylvia by Leo Delibes and Frederick Ashton. The leading roles will be danced by the premiers of Mariinsky Ballet and Benois nominees Viktoria Tereshkina and Timur Ashkerov as well as by Benois laureate Kim Kimin and Nadejda Batoeva. There will be also in the Festival's program that runs until August 9 recitals of Kim Kimin and Vladimir Shkliarov.

The original version of Giselle

The original version of Giselle in choreography by a renown dance-maker Akram Khan (Benois nominee) was shown on the new stage of the Bolshoi theatre in the frame of the Chekhov Festival by the English National Ballet.

Leading roles were danced by Benois laureates Alina Cojocaru, Isaak Hernandes and Tamara Rojo (Artistic Director of the company who's idea was to commision this version to Akram Khan). The company principal James Stritter was Tamara Rojo's partner.

Akram Khan has been nominated to Benois de la Danse for Giselle in 2017.

The World premiere on the stage of Paris Opera.

Globally renowned choreographer, Benois de la Danse lauréate Mats Ek who announced a few years ago that he was going to completely retire from making choreographies and even staging his old works, presented on the stage of Palais Garnier the full evening of his creations Mats Ek. The new works include a duo Another Place to the music by Franz List and the famous Bolero by Maurice Ravel.

The Programme of the evening started with Carmen, ballet that choreographer created for his wife and muse Ana Laguna (Benois-Massine Prize laureate) 27 years ego.

THE 27th INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL BENOIS DE LA DANSE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

On May 21, the Bolshoi Theatre's Historic Stage saw the announcement of the 27th Benois de la Dansewinners

This year 6 choreographic works were nominated for the Prize and on the evening of May 21 the jury announced that the award for “Best Choreography” goes to Fredrik Benke Rydman (Duet with an Industrial Robot, Stockholm City Theatre) and Christian Spuck (Winterreise, Zurich Ballet)

Soloists of 11 leading dance troupes from around the world competed for the title of Benois laureate.The award for “Best Female Dancer“ went to Ashley Bouder (Swanilda, Coppelia, New York City Ballet) and Elisa Carrillo Cabrera (Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, State Ballet Berlin). Vadim Muntagirov (Prince Siegfried, Swan Lake, Royal Ballet London) was named “Best Male Dancer”.

Scenographer John Macfarlane (Swan Lake, Royal Ballet London) was also awarded the Benois Prize.

This year the „Lifetime Achievement Award” went to Jiří Kylián, an outstanding choreographer and two-time Benois de la Danse laureate. The Russian-Italian Benois-Massine Prize was awarded to the Prima-Ballerina of the Hamburg Ballet Anna Laudere and the Artistic Director of Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance Glenn Edgerton is set to receive the Benois-2017 statuette on behalf of highly acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite.

The Jury of Benois-2019: Yuri Grigorovich, Dirk Badenhorst, Ted Brandsen, Svetlana Zakharova, Ana Laguna, Agnès Letestu, Vladimir Malakhov and Rachel Moore.

The second half of the evening was in no way less entertaining, as it included the gala concert of 2019 laureates, who performed the works of Juanjo Arques, Spetime Webre, Christian Spuck. Manuel Legris presented a duet from his version of Leo Delibes' “Sylvia” and Swedish choreographer Fredrik Rydman presented a miniature, that was created specially for the gala. Ashley Bauder from the NYC Ballet performed the wedding pas de deux from George Balanchine’s “Coppelia” with Seth Orza.Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Ivan Zaytsev performed a duet from Nacho Duato’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Yuan Yuan Tan from the San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet’s Kaho Yanagisawa along with their respective partners presented the choreography of Christopher Wheeldon and William Forsythe. Cuban dancer and choreographer from the Malpaso Dance Company Abel Rojo performed his miniature to the music of Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne”.Daniel Camargo and Elisa Badenes presented the immortal pas de deux from “Don Quixote” and the pas de deux from “La Sylphide” was performed by the premieres of the Washington Ballet Andile Ndlovuand Maki Onuki. Representing the Bolshoi Theatre was Viacheslav Lopatin, who danced a fragment from the ballet “NUREYEV” choreographed by Y.Posokhova, and Amadine Albisson participated in the gala on behalf of the Paris Opera Ballet.

A reception was held at the end of the concert to celebrate the Benois-2019 awards. Guests were offered champagne from the Abrau-Durso wine house and The Maison Mugler, who is a partner of the festival presented a new perfume collection, much to the guests’ delight.

BENOIS DE LA DANSE-2019 LAUREATES

FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Jiri Kylian

CHOREOGRAPHERS
Fredrik Benke Rydman
Christian Spuck

BALLERINAS
Ashley Bouder
Elisa Carrillo Cabrera

DANCERS
Vadim Muntagirov

SCENOGRAPHER
John Macfarlane

THE RUSSIAN-ITALIAN PRIZE BENOIS-MASSINE
Anna Laudere