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21 April 2015

Benois de la danse: Announcement of Nominees

INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL BENOIS DE LA DANSE-2015

NOMINEES

CHOREOGRAPHERS

ALEXANDER EKMAN
A Swan Lake by Mikael Karlsson
(with excerpts from P. Tchaikovsky’s score)
Norwegian National Ballet

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAILLOT
The Taming of the Shrew to music by Dmitry Shostakovich
Bolshoi Ballet

DWIGHT RHODEN
Verse Us to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nils Frahm, Claude Debussy, Phillip Glass, Sven Helbig, Kristian Jarvi
Ballet Nice Méditerranée

MARTIN SCHLÄPFER
Adriana Holzsky’s Deep Field
Ballet am Rhein

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
Joby Talbot’s The Winter’s Tale
The Royal Ballet

BALLERINAS

MISTY COPELAND
Ave Maria to music by Giulio Caccini, vocals by V. Kagen Paley
choreography by D. Rhoden
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

JOLANDA CORREA
Tatiana
Onegin to music by P. Tchaikovsky
choreography by J. Cranko
Norwegian National Ballet

NICOLETTA MANNI
Death
Le Jeune Homme et La Mort (The Young Man and Death)
to music by J.S. Bach
choreography by R. Petit
Ballet of La Scala

MARIANELA NUÑEZ
The leading part 
Symphonic Variations to music by C.Franck
choreography by F. Ashton
The Royal Ballet

SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA
Marguerite Gautier
Lady of the Camellias to music by F. Chopin
choreography by J. Neumeier
Mekhmene Banu
A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love
choreography by Y. Grigorovich
Bolshoi Ballet

DANCERS

AKRAM KHAN
the leading part 
J. Pook’s Dust
choreography by A. Khan
English National Ballet

XANDER PARISH
Aminta
L. Delibes’ Sylvia
choreography by F. Ashton
Mariinsky Ballet

DENIS RODKIN
Ferkhad
A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love
choreography by Y. Grigorovich
Bolshoi Ballet

MARIAN WALTER
The Berlin State Ballet
Morel 
Morel et Saint-Loup ou le combat des anges duet to music by G. Fauré
from Proust ou Les Intermittences du Coeur
choreography by R. Petit

CLIFFORD WILLIAMS
The Guide
Ave Maria to music by Giulio Caccini, vocals by V. Kagen Paley
choreography by D. Rhoden

EDWARD WATSON
Leontes
J. Talbot’s The Winter’s Tale 
choreography by Ch.Wheeldon
The Royal Ballet

COMPOSERS

KONSTANTIN MELADZE
Great Gatsby
choreography by D. Rhoden
Touring company

JOBY TALBOT
The Winter’s Tale
choreography by Ch. Wheeldon
The Royal ballet

SCENOGRAPHER

JOHN MACFARLANE
Hummingbird to music by Ph. Glass
choreography by L. Scarlett
San Francisco Ballet

LIBRETTISTS

MARIT MOUM AUNE
N.P. Molvoer’s Ibsen’s Ghosts
M. Moum Aune (director)? C. Espejord (choreographer) 
Norwegian National Ballet

DWIGHT RHODEN
K. Meladze’s Great Gatsby
choreography by D. Rhoden

The joint Benois-Massine Moscow-Positano prize was awarded for the first time last year in Positano. It went to the Royal Swedish Ballet soloist Mariko Kida who, in May 2014, was presented with the Benois de la danse prize on the Bolshoi Theatre stage. Now, in 2015 in Moscow, this prize will go to the winner of the Premio Léonide Massine.

JURY

YURI GRIGOROVICH — Chairman
LUIGI BONINO — Dancer, ballet master, coach
ALEXANDER VETROV — Dancer, ballet master, coach (Bolshoi Ballet)
INGRID LORENTZEN — Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet
VLADIMIR MALAKHOV — International ballet star
KEVIN O’HARE — Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet 
DESMOND RICHARDSON — Co-Founder and co-Artistic director of “Complexions” Contemporary Ballet

 



Submitted on 30 August 2016, Tuesday


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