Maris Liepa Gala
Saison Russes de XXIe Siècle
With international guests including the Bolshoi Ballet’s
ILZE LIEPA - DMITRY GUDANOV - DENIS RODKIN
and Mariinsky Theatre’s
ANDREY BATALOV - VLADIMIR SHKLYAROV - EKATERINA OSMOLKINA
Following the sensational success of the Diaghilev Festival in 2011 – celebrating many of the impresario’s original commissions that have become a major part of the Bolshoi’s repertoire – Saison Russes de XXIe Siècle presents yet another stunning Gala performance at London’s Coliseum, this time in tribute to the legendary Bolshoi dancer Maris Liepa.
In a summer season that sees no full company visits to London by either the Bolshoi or Mariinsky Ballet companies, the Maris Liepa Gala presents the only opportunity to see their world-celebrated dancers perform in the capital.
As a dancer Liepa was a great individualist, fusing drama and dance to dazzling effect. A highly intellectual performer, he went to great pains to achieve and portray depth in his interpretations. His work lives on through the passion of two of his children, Ilze and Andris, both of whom have danced with the Bolshoi and further their father’s fervour for historic Russian Ballet and teaching through their direction of the Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation. Here they celebrate pay ultimate homage to their father’s life, talent and irrepressible spirit as Andris takes on the role of the Gala’s artistic director, and Ilze performs some of her father’s most celebrated roles on stage.
Front row dress circle seats with a glass of wine plus free programme for £80
Seats in a private box plus free programme for £75
To take advantage of these exclusive offers, call 020 7845 9300 and quote "premium package".
Sayaka Takuda (Moscow Ballet Company)
Andrey Batalov (Mariinsky Theatre)
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux (music by A. Adan, choreography by M. Petipa)
The Nutcracker Pas de Deux (music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by V. Vainonen)
Maria Semenyachenko (Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre)
Denis Rodkin (State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia)
Swan Lake Pas de Deux (music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa)
Swan Lake Adagio (music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa)
Ilze Liepa (State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia)
Dmitry Gudanov (State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia)
The Pique Dame Pas de Deux (music P. Tchaikovsky, choreography R. Petit)
The Meeting (music - M.Legrand, I.Krutoi, choreography - J.Smoriginas)
Crane from Dreams about Japan (music - On L.Eto, N.Jamaguchi, A.Tosha, choreography - A. Ratmansky)
Whitney Jensen (Boston Ballet)
Paulo Arrais (Boston Ballet)
Harlequinade Pas de Deux (music – R. Drigo, choreography - M. Petipa)
Work in Progress (music - P. Glass, choreography – P. Arrais)
Adagietto (music – G. Maller, choreography – M. Bejar)
Ekaterina Osmolkina (Mariinski Theatre)
Vladimir Shklyarov (Mariinski Theatre)
Don Quixote Pas de Deux (music – L. Minkus, choreography M. Petipa)
Cinderella Duet (music S. Prokofiev, choreography – A. Ratmansky)
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