Stars from the Hamburg Ballet are heading to Moscow for a Kremlin Gala show on September 17 and 18. Soloists will perform various pieces by John Neumeier, the artistic director of the Hamburg Ballet, who will be the special guest at the gala .
Two leading soloists of the German troupe, Héléne Bouchet and Thiago Bordin, will dance the “Adagietto” from Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony and “Meditation” from Neumeier's “Illusions – like Swan Lake.”
The Kremlin Gala programme will also feature a pas de deux from “La Dame aux Camélias” by Bavarian National Ballet dancers Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino.
The Mariinsky's prima ballerina Diana Vishneva will première a new work by Canadian choreographer, Edouard Lock, with his company La La La Human Steps.
Both evenings will also see performances by the brightest stars of the Russian stage, including dancers from the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet troupes, as well as performers from the Stuttgart Ballet and Béjart Ballet. Soloists performing include Vladimir Malakhov (Berlin State Ballet), Svetlana Lunkina, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (Bolshoi Theatre) Leonid Sarafanov (Mikhailovsky Theatre), and Alicia and Jason Riley Amatrien (Stuttgart Ballet).
Photo: La Dame aux Camélias with Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.