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13.05.2019

21 MAY 2019. BENOIS DE LA DANSE. P R O G R A M M E

PART I

M. Pierce — Benois-2019 nominee
Excerpt from THE WIZARD OF OZ
Choreography by S.WEBRE – Benois-2019 nominee
soloists of theKansas City Ballet
LILIANA HAGERMAN
JEREMY HANSON
LAMIN DOS SANTOS
soloist of Colorado Ballet
CHRISTOPHOR MOULTON
soloist of Royal Winnipeg Ballet
STEPHAN AZULAY
Russian premiere

K.Whitley — Benois-2019 nominee
Excerpt from IGNITE
Choreography by J.ARQUÉS–Benois-2019 nominee
soloists of Dutch National Ballet
ANNA TSYGANKOVA
YOUNG GUY CHOI
Piano – KATE WHITLEY
Russian premiere

THE MASSAGE
to the music by P.Tchaikovsky
Choreography by F.BENKE RYDMAN –
Benois 2019 nominee
soloists of House of Shapes
ELLEN LINDBLAD
DANIEL KOIVUNEN
World premiere

Excerpt from WINTERREISE
to the music by F.Schubert/H.Zender
Choreography by CH.SPUCK — Benois-2019 nominee
soloists of the Zurich Ballet
ELENA VOSTROTINA
COHEN AITCHISON-DUGAS
DOMINIK SLAVKOVSKY
Moscow premiere

L.Delibes. Excerpts from SYLVIA
Choreography by M.LEGRIS – laureate of Benois de la Danse, nominee of 2019, after LUIS MÉRANTE
soloists of the Vienna State Ballet
NIKISHA FOGO
DENIS CHEREVICHKO – nominee of Benois de la Danse

CARRING MY OWN STAGE
To the music by E.Satie
Choreography by A. ROJO
soloist of Malpaso Company
ABEL ROJO — Benois-2019 nominee
Piano – VALERIA KACHUROVSKAYA
Russian premiere

Duet from the second act of LADY WITH THE CAMELLIAS
To the music by F.Chopin
Choreography by J.NEUMEIER– Benois de la Danse laureate
soloists of Dutch National Ballet
MAIA MAKHATELI– Benois-2019 nominee
JAMES STOUT

L.Delibes. Pas de deux from COPPÉLIA
Choreography by G.BALANCHINE and A.DANILOVA after M.PETIPA
©The George Balanchine Trust
soloist of the New York City Ballet
ASHLEY BOUDER
soloist of the Passific North-West Ballet
SETH ORZA

PART II

S.Prokofiev.Duet from ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography by N. DUATO – laureate of Benois de la Danse,
soloist of State Ballet Berlin
ELISA CARRILLO CABRERA —Benois — 2019 nominee
soloist of Mikhailovsky Theatre Ballet
IVAN ZAYTSEV

Excerpt from ARTIFACT-SUITE
To the music by I.S.Bach
Choreography, costumes and light concept by W. FORSYTHE– laureate of Benois de la Danse,
soloists of the Royal Swedish Ballet
KAHO YANAGISAWA – Benois-2019 nominee
JONATAN DAVIDSSON

I.Demutsky– laureate of Benois de la Danse
THE LETTRE from NUREYEV
Choreography by Y.POSSOKHOV – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
VIATCHESLAV LOPATIN – Benois-2019 nominee

H. Løvenskiold. Pas de deuxfrom LA SYLPHIDE
Choreography by A.BOURNONVILLE
soloists of The Washington Ballet
MAKI ONUKI
ANDILE NDLOVU — Benois-2019 nominee

Duet from the third act of LADY WITH THE CAMELLIAS
To the music by F.Chopin
Choreography by J.NEUMEIER – laureate of Benois de la Danse
soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet
AMANDINE ALBISSON – Benois-2019 nominee
AUDRIC BEZARD — Benois-2019 nominee

THE OTHER YOU
To the music by L.van Beethoven
Choreography by C.PITE – laureate of Benois de ls Danse
soloists of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
MICHAEL GROSS
ANDREW MURDOCK
Russian premiere

ADAGIETTO, 4TH MOVEMENT from FIFTH SYMPHONY OF GUSTAV MAHLER
Choreography, costumes, light concept by J.NEUMEIER — laureate of Benois de la Danse soloists of the Hamburg Ballet
ANNA LAUDERE– laureate of Benois–Massine Prize
EDVIN REVAZOV

K.Henson. TAKE A DEEP BREATH
Choreography by CH.WHEELDON
soloists of San Francisco Ballet
YUAN YUAN TAN — Benois-2019 nominee
CARLO DI LANNO
Moscow premiere

L.Minkus. Pas de deux fromDON QUIXOTE
Choreography by A.GORSKY
soloist of the Stuttgart State Ball
ELISA BADENES
DANIEL CAMARGO – Benois —2019 nominee

Masters of the ceremony
KSENIA RAPPOPORT
ANDREY ANDREEV

Direction of the concert
ANDREY MELANYIN

Author of the text
ALEXANDER KOLESNIKOV

Stage-designer
SERGEY TIMONIN

Light Designer
SERGEY SHEVCHENKO

Light designer assistant
ALEXANDER ROMANOV

Sound
ANDREY VOLKOV

Stage operator
ROMAN SMIRNOV

Stage managers
ANDREY MELANIN, VLADIMIR SCHERBAKOV, IRINA ZIBROVA, MIKHAIL MINEEV

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

Video-projections
SERGEY BORISOV

Project coordinator
OLGA GORCHAKOVA

Financial service
OOO Auditor Firm “KEMENOV”
ALEXEY NIKITIN

Administrator
VALENTINA DMITRENKO

Press Office
OLGA KULIKOVA

Internet-projects’ manager
NATALIA PUTICHEVA

Group of interpreters’ coordinator
MARIA PODGORNOVA

Printing Products
PUBLISHING HOUSE TEATRALIS

Executive Producer
TATIANA SIDOROVA

26.04.2019

THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL BENOIS DE LA DANSE. DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF THEATRE

On May 21st and 22nd, the 27th International Ballet Festival Benois de la Danse, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will be celebrated on the historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre.Those attending will be shown the world’s most spectacular dance works of the past year.Dancers from 18 of the world’s leading ballet companies and contemporary troupes will be taking part in the event.

A gala concert starring Benois-2019 nominees and the award ceremony will take place on May 21, whereas on May 22 dance lovers will be treated to “Benois de la Danse to the Year of Theatre”, a gala concert of ballet stars and Benois laureates of the previous years, as well as a performance by artists of the Vakhtangov Theatre, choreographed by Angelika Cholina.

During the press conference held in the Bolshoi Theatre on the 11th of April, organizers of the Festival spoke in great detail about the program of the gala-concert, as well as about the laureates that have already been announced. The Lifetime Achievement Prize, for example, has already been awarded to an outstanding choreographer, member of the French Academy des Beaux Arts and two-times Benois laureate Jiří Kylián,the Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine went to the Prima-Ballerina of the Hamburg Ballet Anna Laudere. She will be participating in both galas and together with Edvin Revazov will perform fragments from ballets by John Neumeier – “Beethoven Project” and the fourth movement “Adagietto” from “Fifth Symphony of Gustav Mahler”.

Choreographer Crystal Pite was awarded the Benois-2017 prize for her piece “The Seasons’ Canon” which she created for dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet.Being in high demand, and having her works shown all over the world, she will not be able to attend the festival, and Glenn Edgerton, the Artistic Director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will receive her award on her behalf. Michael Gross and Andrew Murdoch will perform a duet from Crystal Pite’s ballet “The Other You”. The gala also includes pieces by Juanjo Arqués, Septime Webre, and Christian Spuck.

Manuel Legris will present a duet from his version of Léo Delibes’ “Sylvia”. Swedish choreographer Fredrik Rydman, who is unable to perform his duet with a robot, because the latter weighs around one ton, is working on a piece specifically for the gala.

The Bolshoi Theatre will be represented by Vyacheslav Lopatin, The Paris Opera Ballet – by Amandine Albisson and Audric Bezard performing the last pas de deux from John Neumeier’s “Lady of the Camellias”.

Leading dancers of the Dutch National Ballet Maia Makhateli and Constantine Allen will perform the pas de deux of the first act. Ashley Bouder and Seth Orzaof the NYC Ballet will present the wedding pas de deux from George Balanchine’s “Coppelia”.

Eliza Carrillo Cabrera and Ivan Zaytsev will appear in a duet from “Romeo and Juliette” by Nacho Duato.

Yuan Yuan Tan of the San Francisco Ballet and the Swedish Royal Ballet’s Kaho Yanagisawa and their respective partners will present the choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and William Forsythe.

Cuban choreographer and dancer Abel Rojowill perform his miniature to the music of Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne”. Daniel Camargo and Elisa Badenes will perform the classic pas de deux from Don Quixote.

Maki Onuki and Andile Ndlovu, lead dancers of the Washington Ballet will present the pas de deux from “La Sylphide”.

The gala concert on the 22nd of May will be dedicated to the Year of Theatre and the ballet dancers will be joined by artists of the Vakhtangov Theatre who will be performing scenesfrom “Othello”, “Queen of Spades” and “Anna Karenina”, choreographed by Angelika Cholina. Another one of her works, Duet of Nastassia Philippovna and Rogogin, will be danced by Benois laureate and Prima-Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Olga Smirnova with Denis Savin.

Benois-Massine laureate Maria Kochetkova is set to perform the rather contemporary “Degunino” and Daniel Camargo is responsible for presenting the “Firebreather” miniature.

The audience will also be treated to a rather striking combination of twointertwining Orpheus-Eurydice duets, both choreographed by John Neumeier but during different periods of time, featuring Silvia Azzoni, Alexander Riabko and lead dancers of the Joffrey Ballet Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili.

Constanine Allen is choreographing a duet to the music of Rachmaninoff starring himself and Maia Makhateli. Christian Spuck is also creating a special piece for the occasion, which will be brought to life by principal dancers of Ballett Zürich Elena Vostrotina and Cohen Aitchison-Dugas. And Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Mikhail Kaniskin will perform Uwe Scholz’scharming miniature “Creation”.

25.04.2019

NOMINEES 2019

CHOREOGRAPHERS
JUANJO ARQUÉS –Ignite, Kate Whitley. Birmingham Royal Ballet.
MANUEL LEGRIS – Sylvia, Leo Delibes. Vienna State Ballet.
JUSTIN PECK – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, Justin Meldal-Johnson). San-Francisco Ballet.
FREDRIK BENKE RYDMAN – Duet with an Industrial Robot, Johan Lilje Dal, Karl Johan Rasmusson. Stockholm City Theatre.
CHRISTIAN SPUCK – Winterreise, Hans Zender, Franz Schubert. Zurich Ballet.
SEPTIME WEBRE – The Wizard of Oz, Matthew Pierce. Kansas City Ballet.

BALLERINAS
AMANDINE ALBISSON – Marguerite Gautier, La Dame aux Camélias, F.Chopin/J.Neumeier. Paris Opera Ballet.
ASHLEY BOUDER – Swanilda, Coppelia, L.Delibes/G.Balanchine. New York City Ballet. ELISA CARRILLO CABRERA –Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, S.Prokofiev/N.Duato. State Ballet Berlin.
MAIA MAKHATELI – Marguerite Gautier, La Dame aux Camélias, F.Chopin/J.Neumeier. Dutch National Ballet.
ANASTASIA STASHKEVICH – Dolly, Anna Karenina, P.Tchaikovsky, A.Shnitke, C.Stevens-Y.Islam/J.Neumeier. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
YUAN YUAN TAN – Duet Take a Deep Breath, Bound to, K.Henson/Ch.Wheeldon. San Francisco Ballet.
KAHO YANAGISAWA – Solo part, Artifact Suite, E.Crossman-Hecht, I.S.Bach/W.Forsythe. Royal Swedish Ballet

DANCERS
AUDRIC BEZARD – Armand Duval, La Dame aux Camélias, F.Chopin/J.Neumeier. Paris Opera Ballet.
DANIEL CAMARGO – Armand Duval, La Dame aux Camélias, F.Chopin/J.Neumeier; Basilio, Don Quichot, L.Minkus/M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky. Dutch National Ballet.
VIACHESLAVLOPATIN – Faun, C.Debussy,N.Sawhney/S.L.Cherkaoui. Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
VADIM MUNTAGIROV – Prince Siegfried, Swan Lake,P.Tchaikovsky/L.Scarlett. Royal Ballet London.
ANDILE NDLOVU – Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet,S.Prokofiev/J.Cranko. The Washington Ballet.
ABEL ROJO – Carrying with My Own Floor,E.Satie/A.Rojo.Malpaso Company.
DANIIL SIMKIN – Harlequin, Harlequinade, R.Drigo/M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky. American Ballet Theatre.

COMPOSERS
MATTHEW PIERCE –The Wizard of Oz, choreography by SeptimeWebre, Kansas City Ballet.
KATE WHITLEY – Ignite, choreography by JuanjoArques, Birmingham Royal Ballet.

DESIGNERS
JÉRÔME KAPLAN – La Bayadère, L.Minkus/M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky, State Ballet Berlin.
JOHN MACFARLANE – Swan Lake, P.Tchaikovsky/L.Scarlett, Royal Ballet London.
ROBERT PERDZIOLA – Harlequinade, R.Drigo/M.Petipa, A.Ratmansky, American Ballet Theatre.
MICHAEL RAIFORD — LIZ VANDAL –The Wizard of Oz, M.Pierce/S.Webre, Kansas City Ballet.

24.04.2019

Tickets for Benois de la Danse-2019 galas

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The 27th edition of the Benois de la Danse Festival will take place on May 21 and 22 at the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The outstanding Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich is the Head of the Program. This year nominees and laureates of the previous years will participate in the galas.

23.04.2019

Benois de la Danse-2019

The 27th edition of the Benois de la Danse Festival will take place on May 21 and 22 at the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The outstanding Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich is the Head of the Program. This year nominees and laureates of the previous years will participate in the galas.

22.04.2019

List of the Jury 2019

YURI GRIGOROVICH – President;
DIRK BADENHORST – CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition, Director of Mzansi Ballet andCuDanSA school;
TED BRANDSEN – Director of Het National Ballet;
SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – Primaballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia;
ANA LAGUNA – International Star, ballet master and coach;
AGNES LETESTU –Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, costume designer;
VLADIMIR MALAKHOV – International Star, coach, choreographer;
RACHEL MOORE – President and CEO of the LosAngeles Music Center.

21.04.2019

Four Old Legs had its premiere in Toronto

Four Old Legs, ballet made by Benois nominee James Kudelka for one of the best Canadian Ballerina Eveline Hart had its premiere in Toronto.

Kudelka was going to be himself the partner of 63-year old ballerina, but after few first rehearsals decided that Evgueny Cherniakov will dance instead.

Evelyn Hart and James Koudelka are Benois de La Danse nominees

4.04.2019

The Moscow premiere of Christopher Wheeldon

On April 4 at the Historic Bolshoi Theatre took place the Moscow premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale. Wheeldon, together with the composer Joby Talbot, are the authors of libretto based on the Shakespeare's play. They both had Benois de la Danse for this ballet.

Vladislav Lantratov who was in the first cast for the role of Florizel, got injured during the second act. The performance was stopped, and after a pause David Motta Soares came on stage instead of Lantratov and saved the spectacle.

The Benois de la Danse team joins all ballet goers to wish Vladislav a speedy and easy recovery!

3.04.2019

Ballet of the Perm Opera presented…

Ballet of the Perm Opera presented two one-act ballets — Scheherazade and Fire-bird — in choreography by the Artistic Director of the company and Benois nominee Alexey Miroshnichenko.

The leading roles in Scheherazade were danced by the prima-ballerina of Mariinsky Theatre Diana Vishneva and a famous American dancer Marcelo Gomes (both Benois laureates).

22.03.2019

Nureyev, ballet was awarded as well premia BraVo

Nureyev, ballet that got 4 Benois de la Danse in 2018 to: Composer Ilya Demutsky, Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, Dancer for the role of Nureyev Vladislav Lantratov and Scenographer Kirill Serebriannikov was awarded as well premia BraVo. Award was presented be Hellen Mirren, the British actress by Russian decent, and accepted by Vladislav Lantratov, who, in reply, mentioned all the creators of ballet and thanked the General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Vladimir Urin.




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