“Ave Maya” Maya Plisetskaya Ballet Gala

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Ensemble 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, will be performed by Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Sergio Bernal (National Ballet of Spain), Claudio Coviello (La Scala), Marlon Dino (Bavarian State Ballet), Aurelie Dupont (previously of the Paris Opera Ballet), Matthew Golding (The Royal Ballet), Isaak Hernandes, (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), Lucia Lacarra (Bavarian State Ballet), Sarah Lamb (The Royal Ballet), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Viktor Lebedev (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Andrei Merkuriev (Bolshoi Theatre), Herve Moreau (Paris Opera Ballet), Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet), Marianela Nuñez (The Royal Ballet), Yekaterina Osmolkina (Mariinsky Theatre), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre), Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet), Farukh Ruzimatov (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre), Kristina Shapran (Mariinsky Theatre), Daniil Simkin (American Ballet Theatre), Thiago Soares (The Royal Ballet), Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre), Angelina Vorontsova (Mikhailovsky Ballet) and Igor Zelensky.The evening’s programme will also include choreography by John Neumeier, Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart, and other distinguished choreographers who created their works for Maya Plisetskaya. The Gala will be followed by a post-performance dinner for VIP guests in the presence of the esteemed ballet dancers, as well as members of the Royal Family, distinguished guests and celebrities who will pay their tributes to the great artist.

The evening is  part of the annual Russian Ballet Icons Gala series.

For exclusive VIP dinner packages please contact Ensemble Productions: admin@ensembleproductions.co.uk.

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

“She began by creating her own style and ended up creating her own theatre.”  Vadim Gayevsky, a dance historian and critic.


6 March 2016


English National Opera,

London Coliseum

Tickets: £25-£145

Book online: www.eno.org

Box office: 020 7845 9300





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