In Japan in the framework of «Russian seasons» will feature violinist Repin ballerina Zakharova

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotoracconti Pas de Deux for toes and fingers in the framework of the TRANS-Siberian art festival. Archival photoIn Japan in the framework of «Russian seasons» will feature violinist Repin ballerina Zakharova© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Concerts the TRANS-Siberian art festival with the participation of artistic Director world-renowned violinist Vadim Repin and the world ballet star, the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre Svetlana Zakharova for the second consecutive year will be held in Japan in the framework of the project «Russian seasons».

This time there will be two programs — a solo project Zakharova, «Amore» and the author’s program Repin and Zakharova, «a Pas de Deux for toes and fingers is 1.5». Performances will be held in Tokyo on 26, 27 and 29 September and 1 October in Maebashi, told RIA Novosti press-service of the festival.

Tokyo Station

«Japanese shows are very important part of the TRANS-Siberian festival. A single statement can be called an accident, when the invitation is repeated, I think, we can talk about the origin of the tradition. And since we are making plans for the next few years, we can happily say that «Tokyo station» was in our route permanent. And bridge East-West that follows our festival, and thus grow stronger,» — said RIA Novosti Repin.

According to the musician, for him Japan is a special country, where his first concert took place in 1986, and since then he is always happy to come to Japan, never missing a year, and sometimes 3-4 times a year.

«I’m drawn to the traditions of this country, its culture, and over the years I have Japan made a lot of friends, really close to me,» said Repin.

Pas-de-da on fingers and toes 1,5

Artistic Director of the festival said that this year the Japanese audience will see a new version of the program «Pas de Deux for toes and fingers is 1.5».

«We have updated the ballet to include the new numbers. All will not describe will leave room for surprises. I can only say that now in the project, for example, there is a fragment of the ballet «Progetto Handel», which premiered last year at La Scala. So we turned the music on Adagio from Glazunov’s ballet «Raymonda», where he used a Japanese choreographer choreography by Asami Maki, which Svetlana has long worked at the Tokyo national theatre,» said Repin.

He noted that Adagio would sound beautiful violin solo, a piece that was in the repertoire of the great Oistrakh, Heifetz, and many others.

«I also added the famous «Fantasy on themes from the Opera «Carmen» by Bizet-Waxman, to a few «papercity» the musical component of the evening,» — said the violinist.


Vitas ‘ solo concert of Svetlana Zakharova, «Amore», which premiered in Italy, and then in Moscow a little over a year ago, comprises three one-act ballets created especially for the ballerina the best choreographers in the world. This is «Francesca da Rimini» with choreography by Yuri Posokhova, «not Yet rain» — choreographer Patrick de Bana’s «Strokes through the tail» choreographed by Marguerite Donlon.

«I’m glad that the project is a success, generating interest from the public. I think the secret of success «Amore» is that all its creators — artists, choreographers, artists worked with a lot of love. The program is not accidentally called «Amore». This word has brought us all together. We talk about love — happy and tragic, serious and with humor,» — said Zakharov.