London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky
Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2013
Grand annual gala to celebrate the life and work of the legendary dancer
The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013, a grand gala evening dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky will be held on the 10th March 2013 on the stage of the English National Opera in London.
Part of the Russian Ballet Icons series, Arts promoter Ensemble Productions is proud to present the evening which will be accompanied by the orchestra of English National Ballet under the direction of Valeriy Ovsyannikov.
The evening will present a unique opportunity to see several pieces from Nijinsky’s repertoire such as Petrushka, Les Sylphides, Scheherazade, The Spectre of the Rose, The Afternoon of a Faun, as well as modern masterpieces by contemporary choreographers such as, Wayne Eagling, Wayne McGregor, Jerome Robbins, Kim Brandstrup, Auguste Bournavile and Russell Maliphant. The programme will be presented by dancers from world leading companies: The Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Vienna Staatsoper, and the Stanislavski Theatre, Moscow including: Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru, J’aime Crandall, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Dmitry Gudanov, Kirill Kurlyaev, Alban Lendorf, Marianela Nunez, Evgenia Obraztsova, Artem Ovcharenko, Ludmila Pagliero, Giuseppe Picone, Ivan Putrov, Marianna Ryzhkina, Thiago Soares, Iñaki Urlezaga, Edward Watson, Maria Yakovleva and Svetlana Zakharova.
Born March 12 1890 in Kiev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer, choreographer and brother of Bronislava Nijinska, is often regarded as the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century and was ballet’s first modernist choreographer. He entered the Imperial Ballet School, St. Petersburg, in 1900 and made his debut with the Mariinsky Theatre in 1907. With his spectacular leaps and unrivalled grace he was an immediate success, dancing leading roles with Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina.
Sunday 10 March 2013, 7.00pm, The London Coliseum
Box Office: 020 7845 9300
Please note : the programme is subject to change and may incur additions and alterations.