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's version

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.
Here are few photos from Don Quixote's rehearsals“>

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.


Îëüãà Ñìèðíîâà ñòàëà ëàóðåàòîì Ïðåìèè Ïðàâèòåëüñòâà Ìîñêâû

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.

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