Ballet Gala in Memory of Maya Plisetskaya at the London Coliseum on Sunday 6 March

10/02/2016

‘Ave Maya’ Ballet Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya – London Coliseum Sunday 6 March 2016 7.00pm

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Maya Plisetskaya

Ensemble Productions announces that London will pay a tribute to the legendary prima ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya, one of the foremost 20th-century ballerinas, on Sunday March 6, 2016 in an ‘Ave Maya’ Gala at London Coliseum to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary dancer, who died in May 2015.

“Plisetskaya was never just a major balletic talent. She was absolute super-league” The Telegraph, 2006

image003Ensemble Productions is proud to announce ‘Ave Maya’ a ballet gala in memory of the legendary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya who would have celebrated her 90th birthday in November 2015. The Gala, under the artistic direction of Andris Liepa, will present world-renowned dancers performing her favourite roles as well as works by choreographers that were originally created for Maya Plisetskaya, including Bolero and Carmen by Alberto Alonso. To mark Plisetskaya’s passion for flamenco dance there will also be a special flamenco virtuoso number. The evening is part of the annual Russian Ballet Icons Gala series.

The programme, accompanied by the orchestra of the English National Ballet Philharmonic, is expected to be performed by Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Sergio Bernal (National Ballet of Spain)Claudio Coviello (La Scala), Marlon Dino (Bavarian State Ballet), Aurélie Dupont (previously of the Paris Opera Ballet),Matthew Golding (The Royal Ballet), Isaac Hernández, (English National Ballet), Kimin Kim (Mariinsky Theatre), Daria Klimentová, Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Kristina Kretova (Bolshoi Theatre), Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre), Lucía Lacarra (Bavarian State Ballet), Sarah Lamb (The Royal Ballet), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Viktor Lebedev (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Andrei Merkuriev (Bolshoi Theatre), Hervé Moreau (Paris Opera Ballet), Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet), Marianela Núñez (The Royal Ballet), Yekaterina Osmolkina (Mariinsky Ballet), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Ballet), Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet), Farukh Ruzimatov (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre), Kristina Shapran (Mariinsky Ballet), Daniil Simkin (American Ballet Theatre), Thiago Soares (The Royal Ballet), Ivan Vasiliev (American Ballet Theatre), Angelina Vorontsova (Mikhailovsky Ballet) and Igor Zelensky (Mariinsky Ballet).

The evening will be the biggest celebration of Plisetskaya’s life outside Russia.

The evening, is being organised by Ensemble Productions with the support from the Bolshoi Theatre, and is being sponsored by LetterOne, the international investment business.

Sunday 6 March 2016, 7.00pm, The London Coliseum

Box Office: 020 7845 9300

Online booking: www.eno.org

www.russianballeticons.com  www.ensembleproductions.co.uk

For exclusive VIP Savoy dinner packages in the presence of the ballet stars and celebrities please contact Ensemble Productions: admin@ensembleproductions.co.uk.

This Gala is part of the Russian Ballet Icons series.

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