The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017 – In the steps of the BALLETS RUSSES.
London’s annual ‘Russian Ballet Icons’ Gala, first held in 2006, is now firmly established as a highlight of the international ballet calendar.
Every year a dazzling programme pays tribute to the wonderful traditions of the Russian ballet school and its legendary soloists who have been inspiring dancers and ballet lovers since the early nineteenth century.
Much-loved favourites from the heady days of Diaghilev such as The Firebird, The Scheherazade, Le Spectre de la Rose, Petrushka, L’après-midi d’un Faune, La Chatte and others will be complemented by contemporary works from choreographers David Dawson, Alastair Marriott, Gerald Arpino, Jean-Christophe Maillot – paying homage to the spirit of innovation and creativity that were such a hallmark of the great Russian impresario. The programme also features the world premiere of the exciting new work Theatrum Vitae by dazzling German choreographer Xenia Wiest.