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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Homage to Nureyev Gala - Paris, May 31 and June 1

“Nureyev & Friends” is an exceptional dance gala at  the Palais des Congres in Paris, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev’s birthday. Under the patronage of Rudolf Nureyev’s Foundation, the performance will follow the trail of Rudolf’s life: Rudolf as a dancer, Rudolf as a choreographer and Rudolf as Director of the Ballet of National Opera de Paris.

Dancers. but also archival images and testimonies illustrating the immense contribution of Rudolf Nureyev to dance and his impact on dancers who had the chance to work with him.

Confirmed Dancers:
Aurélie Dupont, Opéra National de Paris (31 May only)
Mathias Heymann, Opéra National de Paris
Federico Bonelli, The Royal Ballet, London
Dmitry Gudanov, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Evgeny Ivanchenko, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg
Yekaterina Kondaurova, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg
Maia Makhateli, Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam
Anastasia Matvienko, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg
Denis Matvienko, Ukraine National Ballet, Kiev
Vadim Muntagirov, English National Ballet, London
Evgenia Obraztsova, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Rupert Pennefather, The Royal Ballet, London
Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet, London
Alina Somova, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg
Aleksandra Timofeeva, Kremlin Ballet, Moscow
Remi Wörtmeyer, Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam

Provisional Program:
La Sylphide, Manon, Raymonda, Two pièces for Het, La Bayadère (Act 2), Manfred, Sleeping Beauty, Marguerite & Armand, Swan Lake (White Adagio), Le Corsaire

For full information:

An informal review can be found here: 

great photo gallery on Marc Haegeman's site:

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