The month of February brought a myriad of events in Moscow and beyond for balletgoers. Here are some of the highlights:
– On 9 February, Artemy Belyakov reprised the role of Crassus in Spartacus at the Bolshoi.
–Former Bolshoi Star, now freelancer Prima Maria Alexandrova debuted in Alexei Miroschnichenko’s Cinderella in the city of Perm.
– On 21 February, the Mariinsky held an evening in honour of Alla Shelest. Ekaterina Kondaurova opened the evening with the White Adagio from Swan Lake. That was followed by Ekaterina Osmolkina with Vladimir Shklyarov in the duet from Legend of Love. The list of guests performing divertiseements included Vladislav Lantratov and Maria Alexandrova in the Grand pas from Don Quixote among others. The bill from the evening is here: https://www.mariinsky.ru/playbill/playbill/2019/2/…
–The Perm Ballet Theatre travelled to Moscow to present 2 performances as part of the Golden Mask Awards for the past season. The first night, 25 February, they danced Alexei Miroschnichenko’s Nutcracker and the second night 27 February, at the Helicon Opera Theatre, they performed Robbins’ Four Seasons.
– Another set of performances the scandalously popular ballet, Nureyev, closed out the month at the Bolshoi.
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