Benois de la Danse 2017 – Brilliant Quarter of Century

Benois de la Danse 2017, Brilliant Quarter of Century (second evening), shot in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow on 31.5.2017.

Take a look also what happened day earlier, on 30.5 at Benois de la Danse 2017 Stars Gala

Benois de la Danse 2017, Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov (The Bolshoi Theatre) in the duet of Bianca and Lucentio from Taming of the Shrew. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov (The Bolshoi Theatre) in the duet of Bianca and Lucentio from Taming of the Shrew. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov (The Bolshoi Theatre) in the duet of Bianca and Lucentio from Taming of the Shrew. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov (The Bolshoi Theatre) in the duet of Bianca and Lucentio from Taming of the Shrew. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Benois de la Danse 2017, Fukiko Takase, Travis-Klausen Knight and Jame Pett (Company Wayne McGregor) in Atomos, music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreography by Wayne McGregor

Fukiko Takase, Travis-Klausen Knight and Jame Pett (Company Wayne McGregor) in Atomos, music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreography by Wayne McGregor

Fukiko Takase, Travis-Klausen Knight and Jame Pett (Company Wayne McGregor) in Atomos, music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreography by Wayne McGregor

Fukiko Takase, Travis-Klausen Knight and Jame Pett (Company Wayne McGregor) in Atomos, music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreography by Wayne McGregor

Benois de la Danse 2017, Lauren Strongin and Carlo Di Lanno (San Francisco Ballet) in Variations for Two Couples, music by Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Lauren Strongin and Carlo Di Lanno (San Francisco Ballet) in Variations for Two Couples, music by Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Dores Andre, Joseph Walsh (San Francisco Ballet) in Variations for Two Couples, music by Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Dores Andre, Joseph Walsh (San Francisco Ballet) in Variations for Two Couples, music by Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Benois de la Danse 2017, Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in The Bat, music by Johann Strauss, choreography by Roland Petit

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in The Bat, music by Johann Strauss, choreography by Roland Petit

 Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in The Bat, music by Johann Strauss, choreography by Roland Petit

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in The Bat, music by Johann Strauss, choreography by Roland Petit

Benois de la Danse 2017, Alessio Carbone (Paris Opera Ballet) in Arepo, music by Hugues Le Bars, choreography by Maurice Bejart

Alessio Carbone (Paris Opera Ballet) in Arepo, music by Hugues Le Bars, choreography by Maurice Bejart

Alessio Carbone (Paris Opera Ballet) in Arepo, music by Hugues Le Bars, choreography by Maurice Bejart

Alessio Carbone (Paris Opera Ballet) in Arepo, music by Hugues Le Bars, choreography by Maurice Bejart

Benois de la Danse 2017, Ana Laguna and Mats Ek in Memory, music by Niko Röhlcke, choreography by Mats Ek

Ana Laguna and Mats Ek in Memory, music by Niko Röhlcke, choreography by Mats Ek

Ana Laguna and Mats Ek in Memory, music by Niko Röhlcke, choreography by Mats Ek

Ana Laguna and Mats Ek in Memory, music by Niko Röhlcke, choreography by Mats Ek

Benois de la Danse 2017, Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino (Dortmund Ballet) in Spiral Twist, music by Max Richter, choreography by Russell Maliphant

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino (Dortmund Ballet) in Spiral Twist, music by Max Richter, choreography by Russell Maliphant

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino (Dortmund Ballet) in Spiral Twist, music by Max Richter, choreography by Russell Maliphant

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino (Dortmund Ballet) in Spiral Twist, music by Max Richter, choreography by Russell Maliphant

Benois de la Danse 2017, Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) in Souvenirs, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, World Premiere.

Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) in Souvenirs, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, World Premiere.

Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) in Souvenirs, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, World Premiere.

Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) in Souvenirs, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, World Premiere.

Benois de la Danse 2017, Iana Salenko and Marian Walter (Berlin State Ballet) in Gnawa, music by Juan Alberto Arteche, choreography by Nacho Duato

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter (Berlin State Ballet) in Gnawa, music by Juan Alberto Arteche, choreography by Nacho Duato

Benois de la Danse 2017, Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand (Paris Opera Ballet) in Signes, music by René Aubry, choreography by Caroline Carlson

Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand (Paris Opera Ballet) in Signes, music by René Aubry, choreography by Caroline Carlson

Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand (Paris Opera Ballet) in Signes, music by René Aubry, choreography by Caroline Carlson

Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand (Paris Opera Ballet) in Signes, music by René Aubry, choreography by Caroline Carlson

Benois de la Danse 2017, Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet) in 5 Tangos, music by Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet) in 5 Tangos, music by Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet) in 5 Tangos, music by Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet) in 5 Tangos, music by Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Benois de la Danse 2017, Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin (The Bolshoi Theatre) in Grand pas Classique, music by Daniel Auber, choreography by Victor Gsovsky

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin (The Bolshoi Theatre) in Grand pas Classique, music by Daniel Auber, choreography by Victor Gsovsky

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin (The Bolshoi Theatre) in Grand pas Classique, music by Daniel Auber, choreography by Victor Gsovsky

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin (The Bolshoi Theatre) in Grand pas Classique, music by Daniel Auber, choreography by Victor Gsovsky

Take a look also what happened day earlier, on 30.5 at Benois de la Danse 2017 Stars Gala

Program and Cast

Part 1

Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov (The Bolshoi Theatre) in the duet of Bianca and Lucentio from Taming of the Shrew. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Fukiko Takase, Travis-Klausen Knight and Jame Pett (Company Wayne McGregor) in Atomos, music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreography by Wayne McGregor

Dores Andre, Carlo Di Lanno, Lauren Strongin and Joseph Walsh (San Francisco Ballet) in Variations for Two Couples, music by Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in The Bat, music by Johann Strauss, choreography by Roland Petit

Alessio Carbone (Paris Opera Ballet) in Arepo, music by Hugues Le Bars, choreography by Maurice Bejart

Ana Laguna and Mats Ek in Memory, music by Niko Röhlcke, choreography by Mats Ek

Part 2

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino (Dortmund Ballet) in Spiral Twist, music by Max Richter, choreography by Russell Maliphant

Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) in Souvenirs, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev, World Premiere.

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter (Berlin State Ballet) in Gnawa, music by Juan Alberto Arteche, choreography by Nacho Duato

Marie-Agnes Gillot and Hugo Marchand (Paris Opera Ballet) in Signes, music by René Aubry, choreography by Caroline Carlson

Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet) in 5 Tangos, music by Astor Piazzolla, choreography by Hans van Manen

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin (The Bolshoi Theatre) in Grand pas Classique, music by Daniel Auber, choreography by Victor Gsovsky

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory and Regina Nikiforova. 

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