In London will present an excerpt from the ballet «Nureyev»

© AFP 2018 / Mladen AntonovАфиша ballet Nureyev. Archive photoIn London will present an excerpt from the ballet «Nureyev»© 2018 AFP / Mladen Antonov

The world premiere of the ballet «the Knight of light», dedicated to the artist Nicholas Roerich, will take place in the framework of a gala evening «Icons of Russian ballet» in London, will also be presented a fragment from the ballet by Kirill Serebrennikov «Nureyev», told RIA Novosti organizer of the evening, the head of Ensemble Productions, Olga Balakleets.

«Night «Icons of Russian ballet» will take place in London for thirteen years in a row. And we are trying to represent in the framework of the evening of the premiere young talents, because, probably, the mission cultural platforms, organizations, and events to show and discover something new. On the other hand, we pay tribute to the great traditions of Russian ballet school, its repertoire,» said the Balakleets.

This year, she said, viewers will find a few premiere for London rooms as well as the world premiere of «Knight of light» presented by the platform Theatrum Vitae. «This work is a unique ballet will perform the family – sisters Maria Sascha and Nadia Khan and brothers Julian and Nicholas McKay. They are the origin of the Americans, but raised on Russian ballet traditions and Russian teachers. Well, actually, a ballet dedicated to the life of our great artist Nicholas Roerich. I think this premiere is particularly significant, shows how talented the artists in other countries and how they love our traditions, our culture. This room, I think, is one of the most vivid impressions of the evening,» says Balakleets.

The rising star of the Mariinsky theatre Ilya Living will represent the number of the Flashback, she said. In the evening’s program also includes fragments of the masterpieces of the classical ballet repertoire: «La Bayadere», «Swan lake», «don Quixote», «Sleeping Beauty» and «Cinderella». «Several rooms are dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa, a Frenchman, became so Russian, one of the founders of the Russian ballet», — she added.

The role of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the passage of the Bolshoi ballet «Nureyev» will be danced by Vladislav Lantratov and Maria Alexandrova.

In the gala evening, which will take place at the famous Coliseum theater on February 25, will take part, including Natalia Osipova, Artem Ovcharenko, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Ekaterina Krysanova, ballet dancers from the leading theatres of great Britain, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.