Seagull, John Neumeier29.10.2018
Seagull, John Neumeier's (Benois laureate and member of the Jury) ballet created for Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow 11 years ego, is returning to the stage of Stanislavsky Music Theatre on November 22. It was the first ballet by Neumeier for this company.
Joaquin de Luz gave his last performance at the Koch Theater27.10.2018
Joaquin de Luz, Benois laureate, principal of the New York City Ballet has left the stage at the age of 42. He gave his last performance at the Koch Theater of Lincoln Center in New York in Balanchine Program and he performed in re-staging of Watermill by Jerome Robbins at Fisher Theatre of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Manuel Legris is working on his own version of Sylvia23.10.2018
Benois laureate and member of the Jury, ex-Etoile of Paris Opera Ballet, currently Artistic Director of the Vienna State Ballet Manuel Legris is working on his own version of Sylvia to the music of Leo Delibes, with costumes signed by Luisa Spinatelli (Benois nominee). The Premiere is going to be on November 10, on the main stage of Vienna Opera House. This is the second full-size ballet that Legris has choreographed for the Vienna company.
Premiere of By the Order of the King15.10.2018
The Yekaterinburg Ballet had a premiere of By the Order of the King, ballet dedicated to the 200 Jubilee of Marius Petipa choreographed by the Artistic Director of the company Vyacheslav Samodurov (Benois nominee).
Edward Klug is working on a show Dreams of the Sleeping Beauty11.10.2018
Benois nominee Edward Klug is working on a show Dreams of the Sleeping Beauty to the music by P.Tchaikovsky for The Sleeping Beauty. The protagonists of this new version will be Benois laureates Diana Vishneva and Marcelo Gomes.
Spartacus by Yuri Grigorovich was presented on the stage of the ancient amphitheater Odeon6.10.2018
Spartacus by Yuri Grigorovich was presented last Wednesday on the stage of the ancient amphitheater Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athene. It was an opening night of the tour in Greece by the Krasnodar Ballet Theatre of Yuri Grigorovich. The leading roles were performed by the soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Denis Rodkin (Benois laureate), Alexandre Volchkov, Maria Vinogradova and Ekaterina Shipulina.
This year Grigorovich's version of Spartacus celebrated its 50 years on stage. Premiere took place on April 9, 1968. Yuri Grigorovich is a head of the Benois Program and the president of the Jury.
The Benois de la Danse team sends Madame Trailine4.10.2018
The French ballerina Helene Trailine (member of Benois Jury) celebrates on October 6 her 90th birthday. The Benois de la Danse team sends Madame Trailine its heartfelt congratulations and wishes her good health, joy and peace for many years to come.
Vladislav Lantranov and Marianela Nunes took part in a premiere performance of the Rome Opera Ballet19.09.2018
Vladislav Lantranov, Bolshoi Ballet principal, laureate Benois de la Danse and Benois-Massine Prizes, together with prima-ballerina of the Royal Ballet London Marianela Nunes (Benois nominee) took part in a premiere performance of the Rome Opera Ballet The Sleeping Beauty choreographed by an ex-etoile of Paris Opera Ballet and Benois laureate Jean-Guillaume Bart.
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 Uzbekistan
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.