Farukh Ruzimatov participated in the Open Air gala in Tashkent18.09.2018
The Golden Dancer of a Century, The Dancing Leopard, like his fans nick-named him, Farukh Ruzimatov participated in the Open Air gala in Tashkent that launched the Bolshoi Theater of Uzbekistan pre-jubilee, 89th season. He danced an excerpt from Bolero by Maurice Ravel with the corps de ballet of the company.
Ruzimatov is laureate of the International Ballet Competitions in Varna and Paris, he was also awarded by Saint-Petersburg's Golden Sofit and Benois de la Danse Prizes.
Farukh Rusimatov took the reins of ballet company at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Uzbekistan17.09.2018
Benois laureate Farukh Rusimatov took the reins of ballet company at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Uzbekistan. During his carrier as Mariinsky Theatre principal dancer, he would perform the leading roles in all the grand classics; he danced also as a guest with ABT. For several years he was holding the post of Mikhailovsky Ballet Artistic Director.
The Seventh International Ballet Festival15.09.2018
The Seventh International Ballet Festival will be held at the Kremlin Palace from September 22 to 29. In the program there are such famous classics as Esmeralda, La Bayadere, Giselle, Swan Lake and Don Quixote. The guest soloists include Benois laureates Ekaterina Kandaurova and Polina Semionova; the laureate of Benois-Massine Prize Maria Kochetkova and Benois nominees Timur Askerov, Dorothee Gilbert, Daniel Camargo. At the opening night will be presented the premiere of The little red flower in Andrey Petrov (Benois Jury member) choreography.
Laurent Hilaire announced the program for the centennial jubilee season30.08.2018
Artistic director of the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, Benois laureate and Jury member Laurent Hilaire announced the program for the centennial jubilee season. Besides Swan Lake, it includes the revival of Wings of Wax by Benois laureate Jiri Kylian that will be a part of the triple bill to be presented at the end of October.
The second triple bill includes ballets of three Benois laureates: The Walk of a Madman by Johan Inger; O Zlozoni, O Composite by Trisha Brown and Les Noces by Angelin Preljocaj. The premiere has been planned for April 2019.
The jubilee season program also includes Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine; revival of The Seagull by Benois laureate and Jury member John Neumeier and a world premiere by Andrey Kaydanovsky.
The Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine 2018 will be awarded Vladislav Lantratov28.08.2018
The Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine 2018 will be awarded to the premier of the Bolshoi Ballet, Benois laureate Vladislav Lantratov. Positano Premia Danza Leonid Massine for Lifetime Achievement will receive Brigitte Lefevre, French dancer and choreographer, Benois member of the Jury and laureate who was the head of the Paris Opera Ballet during almost two decades. The Best Dancer female award will be given to the guest prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Maria Alexandrova (Benois nominee);Best Dancers male — Federico Bonelli of the Royal Ballet London and Herman Cornejo (Benois laureate) of ABT.
All awards will be given on September 1 in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, near Naples.
Prize Benois-Positano has been founded in 2015 and awarded by the organizing committees of Premia Positano and Benois de la Danse. Among It’s laureates were Ana Laguna, Alicia Amatriain, Mariko Kida, Ekaterina Krysanova, Edward Watson.
In different years Prix de Lausanne wined many futur laureates and nominees of Benois de la Danse26.08.2018
The VIII edition of the International competition Vaganova-Prix will be held in St. Peterburg in October. This year in the frame of this competition will be organized as well, the audition for the famous Prix de Lausanne.
In different years Prix de Lausanne wined many futur laureates and nominees of Benois de la Danse. Among them: Jean-Christophe Maillot, Martin Schlaepfer, Alessandra Ferri, Gregor Seyffert, Julie Kent, Bernice Coppieters, Carlos Acosta, Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson, Jiri Bubenicek, Diana Vishneva, Marcelo Gomes, Alina Cojocaru, Mariko Kida, Vadim Muntagirov, Katja Wünsche, Misa Kuranaga,
Matthew Golding, Benjamin Millepied, Jillian Murphy, La¸titia Pujol, Hanna O'Neill.
Marijn Rademaker has taken the decision to leave the stage25.08.2018
Benois de la Danse is very sorry that its nominee Marijn Rademaker has taken the decision to leave the stage and wishes him a good carrière ahead.
«I am very sorry to inform that I will have to stop my career as a dancer because of a re-occuring knee injury. Of course I am sad and I will miss dancing very much but I have had an amazing dancing career and I look back on it with lots of joy and pride! Also I am very happy to announce that I will be staying with Dutch National Ballet as assistant balletmaster. It will be wonderful to give on my love and knowledge to the generations to come!
I will be dancing one last time on the 16th of september at the Nationale Opera en Ballet in Amsterdam. In light of the triple bill `The New Classics’ I will dance the white pas de deux from Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier) with dear partner Igone de Jongh and will finish with Edward Clug’s ‘Sss…». Marijn Rademaker
Happy Birthday, Regina!22.08.2018
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 St.Petersburg Eifman Ballet has opened its 42nd season in Lubliana17.08.2018
The St.Petersburg Eifman Ballet has opened its 42nd season in Lubliana, The company presented for a first time in Slovenia capital Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA
Boris Eifman (Benois laureate and member of the Jury) starts in September the rehearsals of his new creation The Pigmalion's Effect
Stars of Benois — the new generations of directors
The next wave of Benois laureates is taking in September important position in European ballet companies: Lucia Lacarra has been named Artistic Director of Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid; Marco Goecke is becoming the head of Hanover Ballet. Benois wishes them a tail wind!