World Ballet Stars
Sunday, 11 of June 2023
Théâtre du Léman, Geneva
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WORLD BALLET STARS

Gala with the principal dancers of the Ballet de Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Paris Opera, the Staatsballet in Berlin, the Hungarian National Ballet and the Royal Ballet of London.
This is the 8th edition of project «World Ballet Stars» by Geneva Dance Events Association aiming at bringing the most extraordinary world ballet stars to Switzerland.
So, we will delight our public with the program containing both iconic classics: «The Swan Lake», «Romeo and Juliet», «Don Quixote» 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 world premiere: «End of Eternity» choreographed by Sasha Riva.
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

Daniil Simkin

Principal dancer at the Staatsballett (Berlin State Theater)

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

• Gold medal at the International Jackson Competition in 2006
• Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki in 2005
• Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna in 2004
• Prize «Mikhail Baryshnikov» 8th International Ballet Competition «Arabesque» Perm, Russia in 2004
• Gold medal at the 7th International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg
• Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Vienna in 2004

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

• Organization of International Ballet Gala Events in Greece 2009 and Japan 2012
• 2015 Cooperation with Joyce Theatre New York for own contemporary production «INTENSIO» (USA and international Guest Performances)
• 2017 Production of a multi-disciplinary dance installation at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Daniil Simkin Daniil Simkin Daniil Simkin

Evelina Gudanova

Principal dancer at the Staatsbalett (Berlin State Theater)

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

• 2006 — Finalist International Ballet Competition. Grasse, France
• 2009 — Best Dancer Award, Gold Medal Internazionale della Danza Spoleto, Italy
• 2010 — Participation USA International Ballet Competition
• 2011 — Finalist in International Ballet Competition Serge Lifar
• 2012 — Silver Medal Seoul International Ballet Competition
• 2013 — Special prize Beijing International Ballet Competition
• 2017 — Gold Medal and special prize Moscow International Ballet Competition

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Participation in World Ballet Stars Galas all over the World: Italy, USA, Greece, Finland, Sweden, England, France, Spain, Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, South Korea, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Iceland
Evelina Gudanova Evelina Gudanova Evelina Gudanova

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.
World ballet Stars.

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

TRAILER

PROGRAM

PAS DE DEUX FROM THE BALLET «THE SWAN LAKE»
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky


DUET FROM THE BALLET «LA DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS»
Choreography by John Neumeier
to music by F. Chopin


PAS DE DEUX FROM THE BALLET «THE NUTCRACKER»
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky


PAS DE DEUX FROM THE BALLET «THE SLEEPING BEAUTY»
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky


DUET «END OF ETERNITY»
Choreography by Sasha Riva


* Cast and program could be modified

INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETS

SPECIAL OFFERS

EARLY BIRDS

Tickets bought before January 30th get 10% discount.

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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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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