Ballet Gala Homage to Rudolph Nureyev
English National Opera
21 March 2010, London Coliseum
The programme of the gala concert will include extras from such masterpieces as La Bayadère, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Le Corsair, as well as the short ballets The Moor’s Pavane (choreography by C Limon), Afternoon of a Faun (choreography by Jerome Robbins) and the last movements from Pierrot Lunaire (Choreography by Glen Tetley).
Nureyev's dance and choreographic repertoire will be performed by international stars from the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Berlin Staatsballet and Wiener Staatsballet. Among them: Alina Cojocaru, Olga Esina, Mara Galeazzi, Dmitri Gruzdyev, Dmitri Gudanov, Nina Kaptsova, Johan Kobborg, Ivan Kozlov , Manuel Legris, Ulyana Lopatkina, David Makhateli, Roberta Marquez, Andrei Merkuriev, Marianela Nunez, Ivan Putrov, Gil Roman, Farukh Ruzimatov, Polina Semionova, Vladimir Shishlov, Thiago Soares, Inaki Urlezaga, Edward Watson, Svetlana Zakharova and Igor Zelensky.
The gala evening will draw a link between Nureyev’s brilliant career in the West and his early years courtesy of the Rudolph Nureyev Classical Ballet Festival, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Presented by Ensemble Productions in association with Alfa-Bank, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan City Municipality and Stolichnaya-SPI.
21 March 2010 , 7 pm
Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4ES