Historic Stage

31 May, 7 pm
THE TWENTY-FIFTH INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL BENOIS DE LA DANSE

BEST CHOREOGRAPHERS OF THE WORLD WILL PRESENT THEIR WORKS
ON THE JUBILEE OF THE FESTIVAL

With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

CONCERT PROGRAMME
 

At the end of May the 25th anniversary of Benois de la Danse will be celebrated on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The audience can see not only the brightest works that have appeared during the past year, but also the best pieces that have been done in the world of ballet in the last quarter of a century.

On May 30 will take place a Gala-concert Stars Défilé and Benois de la Danse New Laureates.
On May 31 will take place a Gala-concert Benois de la Danse Stars in a Quarter of a Century.

Benois-2017 Prize For Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to an outstanding ballerina-actress Marcia Haydee.

The gala concert on May 31 will feature a retrospective of Benois' stone miles in its 25-year history. Mats Ek and Ana Laguna will tell us about the life of a married couple in a miniature titled Memory. Two other prize laureates will present their pieces, made especially for the jubilee: Ivan Vasiliev is preparing a duet to the music by L.van Beethoven which he will perform with Maria Vinogradova; Yana Salenko and Marian Walter from Berlin will take on a new piece choreographed by Nacho Duato. They will also present a fragment from Roland Petit’s Bat. Marie-Agnès Gillot and Hugo Marchand will perform a duet from Carolin Carlson’s Signs — a ballet that both ladies won Benois prize. Tamara Rojo along with Isaac Hernandez will present a miniature choreographed by Hans van Manen, and 4 premiers dancers of San-Francisco Ballet will perform Variations for two couples, the Benois winner piece. Maurice Béjart’s choreography will be danced by the familiar Alessio Carbone from the Paris Opera, and William Forsythe’s last work for the Paris Opera Ballet Blake Work troupe will be recreated by Leonore Baulac and Francois Alu. Wayne McGregor will send us three of his company’s dancers, who will present a fragment from his ballet Atomos. Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino will perform a duet set for them by Russel Malifant. Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin will dance their signature piece – Grand Pas Classique by Aubert.