This week on Saturday 11th of October starts new program of the Dutch National Ballet “Back to Bach”. There are four ballets – “In Light and Shadow” (Krzysztof Pastor), “Fantasia”(created years ago for NDT by Hans Van Manen), world premier from Ernst Meisner “Axiom of choice” and “Million kisses to my skin”(David Dawson). All ballets are made on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the opening night I’ll be performing in the ballets “Fantasia” and “Million kisses to my skin”. In other two ballets i’ll perform later on.
Every year one of the biggest and prestigious International Ballet Festivals Dance Open invites ballet lovers to see most successful dancers and companies performing ballets made by most popular choreographers of our time. This time the 13th Dance Open will be held on the new stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
On April 27,2014 outstanding Dutch choreographer Hans Van Manen will present to the public few of his short ballets: “Corps”, “Solo”, “Trois gnossiennes”, “Variation for two couples” and his new ballet “Dances with harp”, which was premiered on 16th of April 2014 in Amsterdam. All those ballets will be performed by The Dutch National Ballet. You’ll see me in the last pas de deux of one-act ballet “Corps” and in his new ballet “Dances with harp”.
In the next program of The Dutch National Ballet “Fairytales” i will perform the part of Ivan in the Alexey Ratmansky’s “Firebird”. The european premiere will take place at the Music Theatre in Amsterdam on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Few years ago well known choreographer and former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet Alexey Ratmansky created “Firbird” for the American Ballet Theater.
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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 I’ll participate in the gala “La nuit des etoiles” wich will take place in Brussels,Belgium. I’ll be dancing contemporary pas de deux from “In light and shadow”, made by Krzysztof Pastor and for the first time i will be dancing “Diana and Actaeon” pas de deux. My partner for this gala will be Maia Makhateli, principal dancer at the Dutch National Ballet.