Dancer Boris Akimov is the Russian ballet, Japanese students and the cult Sensei

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobunny artist of the USSR, the ballet master-the tutor Boris Akimov during the press-conference, devoted to 50-anniversary of creative activityDancer Boris Akimov is the Russian ballet, Japanese students and the cult Sensei© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Bolshoi theatre is starting its tour in Japan, which will be held in the framework of «Russian seasons». The festival will open in Tokyo’s legendary Bolshoi «Giselle».

Before you start the tour in the past dancer and now a teacher-tutor of the Bolshoi theatre Boris Akimov has told how he devotedly fond of Russian dancers and why students in Japan easy to train. Boris Akimov was interviewed by Anna kocharov.

Bolshoi theatre is not the first time travels to Japan, we know very well the Japanese audience. It is a country that extremely loves the art of ballet, we have a lot of fans.

Ballet Great love for the productions of our classical heritage. In Russian actors to the audience like not only their technique, and the combination of technology and internal emotional state. This is inherent to the Russian ballet in General and the artists of the Bolshoi theatre in particular.

We were always warm. After the performance, sometimes it was impossible to leave the theatre — so many ballet-lovers asked for autographs and gave Souvenirs. The audience did it. This is what remember Japan — you can say, sunk in the heart.

— That is professionally managed to bring Russian teachers in the Japanese school of classical ballet?

— That Russian teachers and laid in Japan, the basis of classical dance. Besides, there were always touring and Grand theatre, and the Mariinsky. This caused an extraordinary boom and a desire to understand the secrets of the art of ballet.

They are always distinguished by an extraordinary desire to achieve these heights and awesome work capacity. Now in many ballet companies of the world prima-ballerinas are Japanese artists. Japanese dancers of extraordinary technique, they are very interesting to feel the dance emotionally.

For the Japanese teacher is Sensei, they have extraordinary faith in the teacher. You feel such pleasure when they teach! I will say that the body needs to turn right — and as one doing it. That’s why learning is very fast. I always get professional satisfaction from working in Japan.

— What did the Japanese dancers from the Russian ballet?

They understood the secrets of our dance techniques. The Japanese combined the traditions of Russian ballet school with interesting moments of Western schools, took a lot, particularly from the English ballet. They understand that the artist, having the equipment is half. The most interesting — when there are machines, and internal state. This gives it a high art, from which it is impossible to put down.

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka the dress rehearsal of the ballet, Asami Maki «the Lady with camellias» with the participation of the Ballet troupe of the New national theatre Tokyo in the Bolshoi theatreDancer Boris Akimov is the Russian ballet, Japanese students and the cult Sensei© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka the dress rehearsal of the ballet, Asami Maki «the Lady with camellias» with the participation of the Ballet troupe of the New national theatre Tokyo in the Bolshoi theatre

In our view, the Japanese culture is very closed to any outside influences. But we see examples such as learning to ballet or classical music performance. We know that when we worked there our outstanding pianist and teacher Vera Gornostaeva, her lessons with students was broadcast on TV and gathered huge ratings. How do you explain that?

— In Japan, there is an incredible thirst for art. This is a country of ancient and distinctive culture. Many Russian teachers worked there, and the students absorbed. The Japanese have a work ethic and a desire to reach the top, and it gives great results.

Source