Benois de la Danse Nominees Gala Concert

Cast to be announced


The Festival will take place on May 30 and 31 on the historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

In the program, the most outstanding works in the world of dance created in the last year and the most outstanding works in the history of the Benois Prize. The participants are stars of these leading companies:

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Mariinsky Theatre
Boston Ballet (USA) 
Dortmund Ballet (Germany)
English National Ballet
Joffrey Ballet (USA)
Korean National Ballet
National Ballet of Uruguay
Paris Opera Ballet
Royal Ballet of Flanders
San-Francisco Ballet (USA)
State Ballet Berlin
Stuttgart State Ballet (Germany)
Vienna State Ballet 
Washington Ballet

The members of the Jubilee Jury, under the presidency of Yuri Grigorovich, are all Benois laureates:

Julio Bocca — Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Uruguy;
Jorma Elo — Choreographer;
Sue Jin Kang — Artistic Director of the Korean National Ballet;
Julie Kent — Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet;
Manuel Legris — Artistic Director of the Vienna State Ballet;
Brigitte Lefevre — Ex-Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Director of Danse Biennale in Cannes;
Svetlana Zakharova — Prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia.

About project

International ballet prize by "Benoits de la of dans" ("Benois de la danse") is awarded yearly for the most salient works in the region of choreography in last year. This only in its kind ballet reward of press from the very beginning was named "ballet Oscar".


Prize is founded in Moscow by the international association of the workers of choreography, the now international union of the workers of choreography, and it is represented for the first time in 1991 on the scene of the Bolshoi theater.

Organizer of project - Public Noncommercial Organization "Center of Benoits". The President of union, salient choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, are the artistic leader of project and, on the post, by the chairman of judges.

The yearly changed international judges, which consists of the most authoritative workers of world choreography - leaders of the largest ballet companies, salient choreographers, well-known teachers, the stars of world ballet, advances nominantov and, working for a period of year, as a result are determined best.

Author of the statuette of prize - well-known Parisian sculptor Igor Ustinov, the representative of the renowned family of the Benoits.

The presentation of prize is devoted to the international Day of Dance - on 29 April - Declared UNESCO. The conquerors of prize on all nominations declare during the yearly charitable "Benois de la danse - Gala" the stars of ballet - laureates and degree students of prize.

In 1992 the prize by "Benoits de la of dans" is accepted under patronazh OF UNESCO, in 1996 it is included in the program OF UNESCO "world decade of culture". In 2002 the ministry of culture of the Russian Federation included project into the federal program the "cultural heritage of Russia". Federal agency on culture and cinematography lends financial and organizational support project.

Since 2003 the project was enlarged to the framework of the festival, in program of which in 2004, besides the traditional evening of the presentation of prize and charitable Gala-concert of those rewarded, on 23 February in the London theater of sedlers Wales even on 28 April in the Bolshoi theater in Moscow took place the Gala-concerts the "Stars OF BENOITS DE LA dans - laureates of different years".



From the history of prize

First four years the presentation of prize "BENOITS DE LA DANS" passed to the Bolshoi theater of Russia. The five-year anniversary of prize was noted solemn gala in the palace OF UNESCO in Paris (1996). Then the scene of national theater in Warsaw (1997) assumed prize, State Kremlin palace (1998), Berlin Shtatsopera (1999), Shtatsteatr in Stuttgart (2000).

The tenth anniversary, eleventh and twelfth presentations of prize and BENOIT DE LA DANS - Gala of laureates (2002, 2003, 2004) they again passed in Moscow on the scene of the Bolshoi theater.

In 2005 - on 26 April on the scene of the Bolshoi theater of Russia take place the sequential thirteenth presentation of prize and the charitable Gala-concert of those rewarded; - on 27 April there - the Gala-concert of ballet the "Stars OF BENOITS DE LA dans - the laureates of different years".

Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage Bol'shaya Dmitrovka Street, 4/2, Moscow, Russia
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