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Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013 dedicated to Nijinsky - 10 March 2013, London, Coliseum


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Russian Ballet Icons cast list for 10th March at ENO:

Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru, Jaime Crandall, Elena Glurjidze, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Dmitry Gudanov, Kirill Kurlyaev, Alban Lendorf, Evegenia Obraztsova, Guiseppe Picone, Ivan Putrov, Marianna Ryzhkina, Kristina Shapran, Inaki Urlezaga, Edward Watson, Maria Yakovleva, Svetlana Zakharova, Igor Zelensky, Artem Ovrachenko, Sergei Polunin.

Definitely not to be missed!  
 



 



 

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013 dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky


On Sunday 10 March the Russian Ballet Icons Gala, this year dedicated to the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, will take place at the London Coliseum.


The gala will include performances from the best living masters of ballet, dancing pieces from this iconic dancer’s repertoire as well as classic and contemporary dedications to one of the greatest dancers the world has ever known.


Born March 12 1890 in Kiev, Vaslav Nijinsky is often regarded as the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century. He made his debut with the Mariinsky Theatre in 1907 and with his spectacular leaps and unrivalled grace, he was an immediate success, dancing leading roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, often with Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina.


He travelled to Paris (1909) and, as premier danseur in Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe, was the first to dance the leading roles in Petrushka, Les Sylphides, Scheherazade, and The Spectre of the Rose, all choreographed by Fokine, and in ballets he himself choreographed – The Afternoon of a Faun (1912), The Rite of Spring (1913, for which Stravinsky composed the famous score), Jeux (1913), and Till Eulenspiegel (1916). His status as a legend and icon is unsurpassed in the history of dance.
 

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Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave in Scheherazade
Courtesy of Russian Ballet Icons/Dancing Times. (Click image for larger version)


Vaslav Nijinsky’s repertoire and other choreographic masterpieces will be performed by:


Leanne Benjamin
Alina Cojocaru
J’aime Crandall
Elena Glurjidze
Dmitriy Gruzdev
Dmitry Gudanov
Kirill Kurlyaev
Alban Lendorf
Evgenia Obraztsova
Artem Ovcharenko
Giuseppe Picone
Ivan Putrov
Marianna Ryzhkina
Kristina Shapran
Iñaki Urlezaga
Edward Watson
Maria Yakovleva
Svetlana Zakharova

 

See more at:
russianballeticons.com


Note – The programme is subject to change and may incur additions and alterations.

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Russian Ballet Icons cast list for 10th March at ENO:

Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru, Jaime Crandall, Elena Glurjidze, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Dmitry Gudanov, Kirill Kurlyaev, Alban Lendorf, Evegenia Obraztsova, Guiseppe Picone, Ivan Putrov, Marianna Ryzhkina, Kristina Shapran, Inaki Urlezaga, Edward Watson, Maria Yakovleva, Svetlana Zakharova, Igor Zelensky, Artem Ovrachenko, Sergei Polunin.

Definitely not to be missed!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to ENO's website today, neither Zelensky nor Polunin are now on the cast list...

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I suspect most people know but do note the note - certainty in international gala's is a rare commodity!

Point taken - Zelensky and Polunin were originally scheduled to dance but not on the cast list now...

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In case anyone didn't book and is still interested in the performance tonight, I have two spare tickets which you can have for half price or whatever you are willing to pay. (The Coliseum isn't taking returns.). Details on the ticket trade forum http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/3157-russian-ballet-icons-10th-march-coliseum-2-tickets-for-sale/ Sorry to post about this here,  don't want to see the tickets go to waste.  

 

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013 dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky

On Sunday 10 March the Russian Ballet Icons Gala, this year dedicated to the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, will take place at the London Coliseum.

The gala will include performances from the best living masters of ballet, dancing pieces from this iconic dancer’s repertoire as well as classic and contemporary dedications to one of the greatest dancers the world has ever known.

Born March 12 1890 in Kiev, Vaslav Nijinsky is often regarded as the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century. He made his debut with the Mariinsky Theatre in 1907 and with his spectacular leaps and unrivalled grace, he was an immediate success, dancing leading roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, often with Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina.

He travelled to Paris (1909) and, as premier danseur in Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe, was the first to dance the leading roles in Petrushka, Les Sylphides, Scheherazade, and The Spectre of the Rose, all choreographed by Fokine, and in ballets he himself choreographed – The Afternoon of a Faun (1912), The Rite of Spring (1913, for which Stravinsky composed the famous score), Jeux (1913), and Till Eulenspiegel (1916). His status as a legend and icon is unsurpassed in the history of dance.

 

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Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave in Scheherazade

Courtesy of Russian Ballet Icons/Dancing Times. (Click image for larger version)

Vaslav Nijinsky’s repertoire and other choreographic masterpieces will be performed by:

Leanne Benjamin

Alina Cojocaru

J’aime Crandall

Elena Glurjidze

Dmitriy Gruzdev

Dmitry Gudanov

Kirill Kurlyaev

Alban Lendorf

Evgenia Obraztsova

Artem Ovcharenko

Giuseppe Picone

Ivan Putrov

Marianna Ryzhkina

Kristina Shapran

Iñaki Urlezaga

Edward Watson

Maria Yakovleva

Svetlana Zakharova

 

See more at:

russianballeticons.com

 

Note – The programme is subject to change and may incur additions and alterations.

No Kristina Shapran, Inaki Urlezaga, Svetlana Zakharova, Igor Zelensky or Sergei Polunin.   But there were at least seven additions to the original ENO website cast list, including Thiago Soares/Marianela Nunez, and the wonderful Bolshoi Principal Ekaterina Krysanova.

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Yet interestingly Nuñez and Soares were listed on the flyer, which presumably had been printed some time in advance.  And it had been pointed out some time ago that Polunin and Zelensky had disappeared from the list on the website.

 

If anyone would like to discuss the performance, please start a new thread in the performances/discussions forum.  Thanks very much :)

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