Yuri Grigorovich will hand over “Oscar”


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The great choreographer will be awarded a most prestigious ballet prize “Benois de La Danse”.

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Yuri Grigorovich

Photo: courtesy of the organizers of the event

Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich at the end of may will be awarded in Moscow “ballet Oscar”. So often called the Prix Benois de la dansе (Benois de La Danse) that Yuri has created a quarter of a century ago together with prominent figures of the ballet. They say the best dancers and choreographers in the world, as well as artists, writers and composers working in the field of ballet.

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Nominated for “Benois de La Danse” this year, Nina Kaptsova as Giselle

Credit: courtesy of the organizers (Damir Yusupov)

Yubileynaya, 25-I account, the ceremony will be held for two days in Moscow
Historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The first night will be a gala concert “the Parade of stars of the Benois de La Danse and
new laureates.” Curiously, the concert will open with Joseph Walsh and Victoria Jaiani that “revive” sculpture Benois de La Danse. The dancers will present a miniature of Yuri Posokhova to music by Ilya Demutsky, composed this Duo for a gift prize. And the idea of “breathing life” into a symbol of the Prize came
in the head of its author, the sculptor Igor Ustinov, representative of the famous family
Benoit. Then the jury, headed by Yuri Grigorovich will announce the winners of this year, which, of course, will demonstrate their art. For the first time in the history of the prize in this concert will participate four? toiles (stars) of the Paris Opera. It is also known that the honorary prize “For life in art” will present a wonderful dancer and actress Marcia haydée. The second evening will be the winners of Benois de la dansе different years.

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Nominated for “Benois yeah Le Dans” this year, Denis Rodkin

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Within two evenings of ballet lovers will see the choreography of the XIX and XX centuries, as well as the latest numbers created by our contemporaries. And two numbers written especially for the anniversary Benois de La Danse. So, a crowd favorite Ivan Vasiliev put the Duo that he will perform with Maria Vinogradova.

The Prize “Benois
de la Danse”
established in 1991 in Moscow by the International Union of choreography. From the first day
of its existence, its artistic Director is Yuri Grigorovich, and the organizer is “Center Benoit”, which was supported by the Ministry of culture of Russia and UNESCO.

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Art Director “Benoit center” Nina Kudryavtseva-Lurie and head of the Bolshoi theatre Mahar Vaziev.

Photo: courtesy of the organizers of the event

Benois de La Danse was presented in Moscow at the Bolshoi theatre and
The state Kremlin Palace; in the Palace of UNESCO in Paris, National
theatre in Warsaw, at the State Opera Unter den Linden in Berlin, in the State
theatre in Stuttgart. Since 2002, the project is back on the scene
The Bolshoi theater. Collection
from Gala evenings of the festival is passed in the form of personal material
assistance to the most needy veterans of ballet different dancing groups
Moscow.

The participants of the press conference “Benois de La Dans” 2017

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The Grand theatre this year, in addition to Grigorovich, will present ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, who became a member of the jury and the nominees are Nina Kaptsova and Denis Rodkin. Other stars of the Bolshoi, Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin will dance his signature issue — the “Big
classical pas” to the music of Auber.