On June 5 and 6 on the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will take place Festival Benois de la Danse — 2018 under the artistic leadership of Yuri Grigorovich.
The participants of the galas are nominees to the Prize —2018 and laureates of different years.
Jury Benois de la Danse-2018
- Yuri Grigorovich – President.
- Eleonora Abbagnato – Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, Artistic Director of the Rome Opera Ballet.
- Boris Eifman – Artistic Director of St.Petersburg Eifman Ballet.
- Nona Esteves – Ex-Prima-ballerina, choreograph and coach of the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro.
- Nicolas Le Riche – Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet.
- David Mcallister – Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet.
- Tamara Rojo – Prima-ballerina and Artistic Director of the English National Ballet.
- Samuel Wuersten – Director of Holland-Dance Festival.
4.03.2018. Natalia Makarova is coming to receive her Benois for Lifetime achievement that was awarded to her by this year Jury (Y. Grigorovich, E.Abbagnato, N. Le RIche, D.McAllister, S.Wuersten, T.Rojo, B.Eifman and N.Esteves). The Award ceremony will take place on 5 June on the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
23.02.2018. John Neumeier. Twice Benois de la Danse laureate John Neumeier’s ballet Anna Karenina will be premiered on the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre on March 23. The following performances have been planned on March 24, 25, 27 and 28. The world premiere of this co-production with the Hamburg Ballet took place on July 2, 2017.
14.02.2018. Boris Eifman Ballet Theater based in St. Petersburg has celebrated its 40th Jubilee on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater by a gala performance “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”. The dancers of all these decades participated in the celebration as well as students of the Dance Academy. The Founder and Artistic Director of the company, member of Benois Jury and its laureate, choreographer Boris Eifman, noted that despite the common sense of the Gala’s title, it completely reflects the idea — to show the present of the company, to honor dancers who helped to create its success from the beginning, to take a look at the future.
6.02.2018. Elisabetta Terabust, one of the brightest stars of the Italian ballet, prima-ballerina of the Rome Opera Ballet and member of Benois de la Danse Jury, passed away on February 5 in Rome. She was a muse of Roland Petit in his company in Marseille, a partner of Erik Bruhn, Rudolph Nureyev, Fernando Bujones and other great artists. After leaving stage, she had been Artistic Director of the Rome Opera Ballet, Ballet of La Scala, Ballet of Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
«The ballet theatre is unique. Different periods of the history of the dancing art live together in harmony on its stage. The staging, the librettos and the scores never reach a forgotten old age. Of all the theater arts, this timeless harmony is possible only in ballet. The task of Benois De La Danse is to honour the extraordinary events in the colorful world of dance, merging classical ballet with contemporary and modern productions.»
President of the International Dance Union,
Chairman of the Jury of BENOIS DE LA DANSE,
Choreographer of Bolshoi theatre of Russia,