Darcey Bussell & Igor Zelensky

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Darcey Bussell, the queen of the British ballet scene, and Igor Zelensky, one of Russia’s hottest male ballet stars, started their powerful stage relationship back in the early Nineties, when Zelensky was a Guest Principal at the Royal Ballet. The pair finally realised their longstanding wish to together perform the masterpiece ‘Le Jeune homme et la mort’ by Roland Petit, who worked personally with the dancers for these performances at London’s première dance venue. The piece was performed with the original set designed by Georges Wackhevitch specially brought from La Scala theatre. The programme also included a world première of ‘Kiss’ by Britain’s choreographic hope Alastair Marriott performed by Darcey Bussell and William Trevitt and a London première of ‘Concerto Grosso’ by Russia’s leading choreographer Alla Sigalova performed as a solo by Igor Zelenksy. Soloists of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where Igor Zelensky is artistic director, also performed ‘Whispers in the Dark’, a piece choreographed by Edwaard Liang.

Supported by SPI Group and The Russian Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography.


28 November – 2 December 2006


Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London


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