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WORLD BALLET STARS

Gala with the principal dancers of the Ballet de Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Hamburg Ballet of John Neumeier, the Astana Opera, the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, the Hungarian National Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp.
This is the 7th edition of project «World Ballet Stars» by Geneva Dance Events Association aiming at bringing the most extraordinary world ballet stars and musicians to Switzerland.
So, we will delight our public with the program containing both iconic classics and contemporary masterpieces created by the most prominent and sought-after choreographers of today’s ballet world.
To surprise our spectators, we are happy to present two world premieres: «The Maiden and the Death » choreographed by Simone Repele & Sasha Riva and «Confession of Nijinsky» choreographed by Claudio Cangialosi, created especially for the WORLD BALLET STARS Gala and a Solo from «Harbor Me» created by world-famous choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
9 Ballet Stars from 7 legendary Theatres in a stunning new program!
Not to be missed!
* Full program will be announced soon

STARS

Tatiana Melnik

Principal dancer of the Hungarian National Ballet

Awards:

• International Ballet Competition, Moscow — 2nd prize (2013)
• International Ballet Competition 'Arabesque' - 3rd prize (2012)

Roles:

• Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake — Odette/Odile
• Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker — Princess Maria
• Petipa/Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty — Princess Aurora
• Petipa/Minkus: Don Quixote — Kitri
• Petipa/Adam: Giselle — Giselle
• Petipa/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake — Odette/Odile
• Ashton/Prokofiev: Cinderella — Cinderella
• McMillan/Massenet: Manon — Manon
• McMillan/Liszt: Mayerling — Princess Stephanie
• Vainonen/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker — Princess Maria
• Burmeister/Tchaikovsky: Snow Maiden — Snow Maiden
• Petipa/Minkus: La Bayadère — Nikiya
Tatiana Melnik Tatiana Melnik Tatiana Melnik

Bakhtiyar Adamzhan

Principal dancer of the Astana Opera

Awards:

• 2018 Dance Open Award: Mister Virtuosity.
• 2016 Grand prix at ballet competition in Istanbul.
• Grand prix at ballet competition in Seoul.
• Grand prix at ballet competition in Astana.
• 2017 Grand prix at ballet competition in New York.
• Grand prix at ballet competition in Moscow.
Bakhtiyar Adamzhan Bakhtiyar Adamzhan Bakhtiyar Adamzhan

Yumi Aizawa

Principal dancer of the Grand Theatre of Geneva

Yumi Aizawa Yumi Aizawa Yumi Aizawa

Sasha Riva & Simone Repele

International ballet soloists, choreographers.
Former soloists of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Founders of the Riva & Repele Tanzarte Association in Geneva.

Simone Repele

Awards:

• In 2018 Simone received the «Anfiteatro d’oro» award of the city of Avella from Francesco Imperatore and Rosa Varriale for creativity and expressive originality
• In 2020 Simone got selected for the prestigious «Noverre Gesellschaft» evening, choreographing a piece for the Stuttgart Ballet

Sasha Riva

Awards:

• In 2012 he received the title of «Young Promising Talent» by the big German Magazine «Tanz», during his first season with Hamburg Ballet
• In 2017 he received the «International Price of Merit» by Artistic Director Mauro De Candia during the Gala Tersicore at the Teatro Curci of Barletta
• In 2018 he received the «Premio Anfiteatro d’Oro per l’Arte della Danza — omaggio a Ricardo Nunez», by Artistic Direction of Francesco Imperatore and Rosa Varriale at the Anfiteatro Romano in Avella
• In 2019 he received «Premio Sfera d’Oro per la danza» from a jury of Italian dance critics and festival directors, by artistic direction of Gabriella Malvezzi at Teatro Verdi of Padova
Sasha Riva Simone Repele Sasha Riva & Simone Repele

Silvia Azzoni & Aleksander Ryabko

Principal dancers at the Hamburg Ballet of John Neumeier.
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Aleksander Ryabko

Awards:

• In 2001 he was awarded the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize
• In 2008 the dance prize «Les Étoiles de Ballet 2000»
• The dance magazine 'Danza e Danza' named him Best Dancer for his interpretation of 'Vaslav' at the Ravenna Festival in 2010
• 2014 he received the Premio Roma
• In 2016, Alexandre Riabko was awarded the Benois de la Danse in the category «The High Art as Dance Partner»

Silvia Azzoni

Awards:

• In 1996 she was awarded the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize
• In 2008 she was awarded the Benois de la Danse for her performance in «The Little Mermaid»
• In 2008 she was awarded Order of Merit della Republica Italiana
Silvia Azzoni Aleksander Ryabko Silvia Azzoni & Aleksander Ryabko

Claudio Cangialosi

Claudio Cangialosi — principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

Awards:

• The nomination «Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Critics' Choice)» for «The World According To Us» by D. Dawson
• The Italian «Apuliarte Prize» for outstanding artist of the year
• The «SIAE Prize» for outstanding choreographer for his creation «With (in)»
• The «Danza & Danza award» as outstanding artist
• The «Giuliana Penzi» Prize
Nancy Osbaldeston (The Gala concert “Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev”) Claudio Cangialosi — The Gala concert Théâtre du Léman, Geneva and Salle Métropo, Lausanne Nancy Osbaldeston and Claudio Cangialosi — The Gala concert “Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev” on November 28th, 2020

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PROGRAM

1. ACTE

«SONATA»
Danseurs: Silvia Azzoni et Oleksandr Ryabko
Chorégraphie: Uwe Scholz
Musique: Sergeï Rachmaninov


«CONFESSION OF NIJINSKY»
Danseur: Claudio Cangailosi
Chorégraphie: Claudio Cangailosi
Musique: Andrey Leshoukov


«LA JEUNE FILLE ET LES MORTS»
Danseurs: Yumi Aizawa, Sasha Riva, Simone Repele
Chorégraphie: Sasha Riva, Simone Repele
Musique: Franz Schubert


«LE CORSAIRE»
Danseurs: Tatiana Melnik et Bakhtiyar Adamzhan
Chorégraphie: Mairius Petipa
Musique: Riccardo Drigo


ENTRACTE 20 MINUTES

INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETS

SPECIAL OFFERS

Attend an exceptional ballet at the Geneva Theater and admire the performance of the greatest dancers of La Scala or the Paris Opera. You will enjoy a VIP seat and 2 complimentary glasses of Champagne.

Before returning to the unparalleled comfort of your room, visit the backstage area of the show and meet the dancers during the cocktail party organized at the hotel.

VIP

Indulge yourself or reward your clients and employees with a special experience: The package includes invitation to the welcome drink at the VIP zone before the show and premium seats for the performance at the Théâtre du Léman.

Price CHF 299

For corporate offers, please, contact organizers at +41 (0)78 664 24 58 or v.ippolitov@genevadanceevents.com

Number of the packages is limited

CHILDREN

One of the key goals of Geneva Dance Events is to inspire and grow local young dance talents, thus we actively work with ballet schools all over Switzerland, as well as encourage young audience to enjoy great productions by developing special offers for children.

You can get a 50% off discount on a ticket for a child under 12 years old.

STUDENTS, AI AND AVS

Students and AVS can benefit from 30% discount (valid with the document).

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Partners

Théâtre du Léman, Geneva Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Genève

About Us

Geneva Dance Events, a non-profit association founded by Vladimir Ippolitov in 2015, is aimed to develop and promote the art of ballet for contemporary audiences. Geneva Dance Events sets its mission as to share with an international audience its passion for classical and contemporary ballet, performed by the best dancers from world-famous theatres such as Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Royal Ballet in London, Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Grand Théâtre de Genève.

The association is dedicated to inspiring and promoting young dancing talents locally as well as fostering the development of ballet worldwide. Geneva Dance Events supports ballet and dancers around the world and as such part of the benefits obtained from ticket sales for its shows is donated to the artists in developing countries.




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