Maris Liepa Gala
With international guests featuring, amongst others, the Bolshoi Ballet’s Ilze Liepa, Dmitry Gudanov, Denis Rodkin and Mariinsky Theatre’s Andrey Batalov, Vladimir Scklyrov and Ekaterina Scklyrov.
Saison Russes de XXIe Siècle presents a Gala performance in tribute to the legendary Bolshoi dancer Maris Liepa.
Extracts from Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Pique Dame, The Meeting, Dreams about Japan, Harlequinade, Adagietto, Don Quixote and Cinderella.
As a dancer Liepa was a great individualist, fusing drama and dance to dazzling effect. His work lives on through the passion of two of his children, Ilze and Andris, both of whom have danced with the Bolshoi and further their father’s fervour for historic Russian Ballet and teaching through their direction of the Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation. Here they celebrate pay ultimate homage to their father’s life, talent and irrepressible spirit as Andris takes on the role of the Gala’s artistic director, and Ilze performs some of her father’s most celebrated roles on stage.
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