The ballet Sutra for the first time in Russia
In 2014 as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, two the British ballet company of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui appeared as special guest of the Festival with performances Sutra.
The ballet Sutra was premiėred in 2008, and thereafter shown immediately around the world to a enthusiastic reception. The participation of 17 monks from Shaolin Temple brings Kung Fu techniques into the heart of the choreography, and combined with an extravagant set design by the outstanding modern sculptor Antony Gormley they make this ballet one of the most powerful and thought-provoking in the modern repertory. Though as yet unfamiliar to Russian audiences, it already acclaimed as one of its choreographer’s most brilliant creations.