International ballet prize Benois de La Danse will celebrate its 25th anniversary

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobounce on the building of the State Academic Bolshoi theater in Moscow. Archival photoInternational ballet prize Benois de La Danse will celebrate its 25th anniversary© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

The festival XXV anniversary of the prize Benois de La Danse at the historic Bolshoi theatre will take place two evenings: 30 may will be «the Parade of stars of the Benois de La Danse and the new winners», and may 31 will be the winners of the prize for a quarter century. About it reported in a press-service of the festival.

On the eve of the festival, Benoit became known the winner of the prize in the nomination «For life in art» – it will be awarded to dancer and actress Marcia haydée. Representative international jury headed by Yuri Grigorovich will name the winners of the prize among the dancers, dancers and choreographers. Among the nominees Russia was represented by soloists of the Bolshoi theatre Nina Kaptsova and Denis Rodkin.

For the first time in the history of Benoit in the gala of the nominees, the audience will see 4 of the Paris Opera Etoiles: Ludmila Palero will perform with Matthias Ayman ballet Jerome Robbins’s «Other dances», and Hugo Marchand will give Lenore the ouchie hurt in a duet from «Romeo» directed by Rudolf Nureyev. The audience will get acquainted with the works of contemporary choreography: Edward Klug, Alexei Ratmansky, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and others.

Gala-concert which will be held on may 31, conceived by the organizers as a slice of all the best that made the history of the Prize Benois de La Danse for 25 years. Mats Ek and Anna Laguna will talk about the life of the couple in miniature «Memory». Two of the winner of the prize will present their works created especially for the anniversary. Ivan Vasiliev will perform a duet with Maria Vinogradova, Yana Salenko and Maureen Walter from Berlin will present a new number choreographed by Nacho Duato.

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in фотобанкXVIII the award Ceremony Benois de la DanseInternational ballet prize Benois de La Danse will celebrate its 25th anniversary© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in фотобанкXVIII the award Ceremony Benois de la Danse

Marie-Antes Lived and Hugo Marsan will perform a duet of «Signs» by Carolyn Carlson ballet, for which they were awarded the prize Benois. Four premiere of San Francisco will perform «Variations for two couples» directed by Hans Vann Manen. The choreography of Bejart show Alessio Carbone from the Paris Opera, and the last work by William Forsythe — Lenore the ouchie hurt and Francois Alu.

Three dancer’s company Wayne McGregor will introduce the fragment of the ballet «Atomos». Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino will perform in a duet set for them by the Russell Multifandom. Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin, will perform his signature issue — Great classical pas on music by Auber.

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