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XXI CENTURY BALLET STARS

XXIST CENTURY BALLET STARS is the 4th edition of the Russian Ballet Jewels aiming at bringing the most extraordinary world ballet stars to Switzerland.
The focus of the show will be based on what is the best in the universe of ballet NOW and today’s «Gods of Dance». You will see 11 astonishing Ballet Stars, internationally renowned artists, principal dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre, the American Ballet Theatre, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Dutch National Ballet, the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Grand Théâtre de Genève. They are worldwide famous dancers and some of them are also promising choreographers.
The program will become a stunning showcase of their great talents as dancers and choreographers.
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 premiers: «Hours» choreographers by Simone Repele and Sasha Riva and «Confession of Nijinsky» choreographer by Claudio Cangialosi, created especially for the Gala.

SPECIAL GUEST
DANIIL SIMKIN

Daniil Simkin

Daniil Simkin — Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre and Staatsballett Berlin

Awards:

• Senior Gold Medal at the Jackson International Ballet competition
• The Grand Prix at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition
• The Junior Gold Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition
• 1st Prize senior, Prize «Mikhail Baryshnikov» 8th International Ballet Competition «Arabesque»
• The Gold Medal at the 7th International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg
• The Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Vienna
Daniil Simkin — 28 November 2020 (Théâtre du Léman, Geneva) Daniil Simkin — Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre Daniil Simkin — The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev» on November 28th, 2020

11 BALLET SUPER STARS
FROM 6 LEGENDARY THEATRES

Anna Nikulina

Anna Nikulina — Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation

Awards:

• In 2018, awarded the title «Merited artist of the Russian Federation»
Anna Nikulina — 28 November 2020 (Théâtre du Léman, Geneva) Anna Nikulina — Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Anna Nikulina — The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev» on November 28th, 2020

Maia Makhateli and Artur Shesterikov

Maia Makhateli — Prima Ballerina of the Dutch National Ballet

Awards:

• Nina Ananiashvili & Gilbert Albert Star Award
• First place, Youth America Grand Prix Competition
• Alexandra Radius Prize for remarkable achievements

Artur Shesterikov — Principal Dancer of the Dutch National Ballet

Awards:

• Alexandra Radius Prize for remarkable achievements.
• The «most talented dancer» prize at the international ballet competition «Arabesk»
Maia Makhateli — Prima Ballerina of the Dutch National Ballet Artur Shesterikov (The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev») Maia Makhateli and Artur Shesterikov — The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev» on November 28th, 2020

Claudio Cangialosi and Nancy Osbaldeston

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 — principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

Awards:

• Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne
• She won English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Award
• Time Out’s talent «Ones to watch»
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

YUMI AIZAWA

Yumi Aizawa — Prima Ballerina of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Yumi Aizawa (The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev») Yumi Aizawa — 28 November 2020 (Théâtre du Léman, Geneva) Yumi Aizawa — The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev» on November 28th, 2020

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PROGRAM

I ACT

1. «Nutcracker» — Pas de deux of 3rd act
Choreography by M. Petipa, music by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Anna Nikulina and Jacopo Tissi (Principal dancers at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia)

2. «On the Nature of Daylight»
Choreography by David Dawson, music by Max Richter
Dancers: Claudio Cangialosi and Nancy Osbadelston (Principal dancers at the Royal ballet of Flanders)

3. «Le Corsaire» — Act II, Le Grand pas de deux
Choreography by M. Petipa, music by Ricardo Drigo
Dancers: Daniil Simkin (Principal dancer at the Berlin State Theatre) and Maia Makhateli (Prima ballerina at the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam)

INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETS

VIP PACKAGE

Indulge yourself or reward your clients and employees with a special experience: VIP ticket includes invitation to the glamorous after-performance cocktail with ballet stars at the Beau-Rivage Hotel and premium seats for the performance at the Théâtre du Léman. Price CHF 300.

To order or to get more information, please, contact +41 (0)78 664 24 58 or v.ippolitov@genevadanceevents.com

* Due to the situation related to COVID-19, the number of seats in the theatre and at the cocktail party is strictly limited.
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