In 2014 as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, two British ballet companies appeared as special guests of the Festival with performances FAR (choreography by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) and Sutra (choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui). Wayne McGregor’s choreography establishes its own unique and independent dance system. It has been described as the “higher mathematics” of modern choreography, bringing to it the latest scientific advances in the realm of the human body’s bio-rhythms. The participation of 17 monks from Shaolin Temple brings Kung Fu techniques into the heart of the choreography of Sutra, 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.
The Festival gave a major focus to the Perm Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet with concert performances conducted by Teodor Currentzis, and with the premieres of the Ballet Russes’ Heritage: ballets “The Jester” (Prokofiev / Miroshnichenko) and “Les Noces” (Stravinsky / Kylián).
The 110th anniversary of the birth of George Balanchine was celebrated with a photo exhibition by an eminent chronicler of New York City Ballet – American photographer Paul Kolnik.
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Ballet Russes’ Heritage: ballets “The Tale of the Buffoon” (Prokofiev/Miroshnichenko) and “Les Noces” (Stravinsky/Kylian) by Perm Ballet
On November 28th, the Festival will premi?re the Ballet Russes’ Heritage: ballets “The Tale of the Buffoon” (Prokofiev/Miroshnichenko) and “Les Noces” (Stravinsky/Kylian) on the renovated stage of Bolshoi Drama Theatre by Perm Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet…
27 November – Premier of documentary film about Ilya and Emilia Kabakov “Enter here” by Amei Wallach (USA).
Diaghilev P.S. presents a double portrait in film of the lives and work of Russia’s most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with their global lives and the new Russia…
Opening of the Exhibition of American photographer Paul Kolnik “George Balanchine” at the The Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy
Paul Kolnik is one of the most significant photographers of the history and nowadays life of the American ballet. It has already been forty years since Paul Kolnik was engaged by George Balanchine as an official photographer of the New York City Ballet…
Semi-staged concert of baroque music “Three portraits” – 23 November, 17.00, Menshikov Palace, State Hermitage Museum
In honor of the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum a semi-staged concert of baroque music Three portraits will be perfomed by the Ensemble of Catherine the Great, conducted by Andrey Reshetin…
Vernissage of the exhibition “Time Is Ticking” in the General Staff Building, State Hermitage Museum
On November 20th the Festival will present the exhibition of Holland artist Marijke van Warmerdam “Time Is Ticking” – is the first project implemented by the State Hermitage to be fully dedicated to one of the most progressive and rapidly developing directions of modern art: that is, video art.
As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, the British ballet company of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance appeared as special guests of the Festival with the performance FAR at the Alexandrinsky Theater.
ANO “International Festival of Arts “Diaghilev. P.S.”. in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum hold the 9th Annual Charitable Gala Banquet in the Winter palace on 27th June. This year it was dedicated to the 250-year anniversary of the museum, so the Hermitage invited its guests to a journey throughout the three centuries of its great history…