Andris Liepa was the crown prince of the ballet of the 1980s, who during his meteoric career was the principal dancer of both the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, and the star of the American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Liepa celebrated his 50th birthday at the Kremlin (…)
Russian ballet stars of Diaghilev Festival are set to enthral Doha with a rich repertoire from world-famous ballets when they stage their first-ever performance in Qatar on October 26 at the Qatar National Convention Centre Theatre. “This visit will be a discovery for us, as it is the first time (…)
Principal dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre Nilolai Tsiskaridze performed exempts from Roland Petit’s ballet “The Queen of Spades” with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and “The Death of the Rose” with music by Gustav Mahler. Choreographer and dancer Patrick de Bana unveiled a pas de deux from the upcoming Paris premiere (…)
From the boisterous Crassus in Spartacus to the sensual prince from The Swan Lake, and cheerful Basilio in Don Quixote – these are just a few of the many characters brought to life by one of the USSR’s most talented ballet artists, and in which he was fondly remembered by (…)
Gala performance by star dancers of several world famous theatres.
The premiere of Scheherazade performed by the National Academic Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet of the Republic of Belorussia. The restoration and staging of the ballet was conducted by Andris Liepa. Title roles danced by Ilze Liepa and Denis Klimuk.
More than 100 years after Europe first fell under the spell of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the magic is recaptured by Les Saison Russes’ appearances in France. This time, Diaghilev’s mission has been taken up by the world famous dancer and People’s Artist of Russia Andris Liepa. The programme includes pas (…)
The programme of the evening featured performances from the Bolshoi Theatre’s principal dancer, Dmitry Gudanov, and its prima ballerina, Ilze Liepa; from the Kremlin Ballet’s prima ballerina, Alexandra Timofeeva, and its principal dancer Mikhail Martynjuk; from the Mariinsky prima ballerina, Julia Makhalina; and from the principal soloist of the Royal (…)
Billed as “Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle” (Russian Seasons of the 21st Century), this new festival at the London Coliseum, due to take place from 12th to 17th April, continues the capital’s trend of productions paying homage to the founder of the Ballet Russes, impresario Sergei Diaghilev. The innovative (…)
Andris Liepa, the concert’s producer, told journalists that he was honoured by the opportunity to pay tribute to Madame Plisetskaya: “All my life I have been devoted to the Goddess Maya Plisetskaya”. Photo by Viktor Vasenin