G. the story of the ballet: you never know what happens

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in potomacfever Putin and choreographer Yuri Grigorovich at the ceremony of presenting state awards. Archival photoG. the story of the ballet: you never know what happens© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Received the state prize ballet Director Yuri Grigorovich has compared his art with black holes: you never know what happens in the end.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Kremlin has awarded the state prize for merits in the field of art, science and technology. Among the awarded — composer Edward Artemyev, the choreographer Yuri Grigorovich and orientalist, Director of Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky.

«Our dumb art will, of course, to say such a long and interesting speech. The first thing I want to say is thanks for what I have received this award. Second, when I began to lead a Large theatre, this is more than a few decades, comes immediately to mind two problems: the current repertoire and issues of the day. I thought that we should leave what we have accumulated over the years, we — the Russian ballet, who is known worldwide, to keep in repertoire the masterpieces that we have made,» said Grigorovich.

Receiving the award, he noted that Russian composers wrote extensively for ballet, loved it but needed and modern music. Grigorovich noted that he was lucky with his contemporaries Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian.

«I try and young performers, and young choreographers to give the opportunity to put it on stage. But when there is the ballet, you never know what comes out of it: an absolute black hole, it’s all creativity — it is not clear how it will end. Sometimes it’s wonderful, sometimes not,» said Grigorovich.

He noted that work naturally die on stage, and when it does not go public, it there already not to attract. «I keep our art of the young trying to do so they can feel good in our theater, in our country as possible,» said Grigorovich.

Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky, also received the state award, began his speech with the words, that giving him this award is a great honor for him. «For me, maybe even more awesome experience — go solemnly on this famous track. I now know what it means when you walk solemnly through it,» said he.

Piotrovsky also noted that it is not the first Museum receiving the award. «In past years it was awarded by the state prize restorers hours, restorers of frescoes, the Directors of the Metropolitan museums. This means that our Museum work is recognized a Supreme power, highest authority and understands and acknowledges what we want all the time to explain that the Museum is something that connects us not only with past but also with the future,» he said.

According to him, «museums closer to the temple than to Disneyland or computerized warehouse».

«I very much hope that everyone who is in the audience today, will be assistants to us in our ambitious Museum projects,» said Piotrovsky.