a superb evening of world class ballet celebrating the Russian Ballet School
Sunday January 26th 2020 at the LONDON COLISEUM at 7pm
Tickets: £25-£175 Box office: 020 7845 9300 London Coliseum ticket link here
The annual BALLET ICONS GALA, presented by Ensemble Productions, celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Coliseum on January 26th 2020 with a thrilling programme of world class ballet.
The programme, which celebrates the unique style, quality and sheer calibre of the Russian school of ballet training, will present global ballet stars including Natalia Osipova (Royal Ballet), Jason Kittelberger (Stuttgart Ballet), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre), Ludmila Pagliero (Paris Opera Ballet), Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Matthew Ball (The Royal Ballet), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo) and many more.
The 2020 Gala promises to be a highlight in the ballet calendar and an absolute must for ballet fans; the programme will feature classical masterpieces as well as contemporary works created by today’s leading choreographers. English National Ballet Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Valery Ovsyanikov.
The annual Ballet Icons Gala in London has been organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. The Gala’s programmes pay tribute to the traditions of the legendary Russian and other most prominent ballet schools and its legendary dancers who have been inspiring the ballet world and ballet lovers for centuries.
Says Olga Balakleets, CEO of Ensemble Productions: “We are absolutely delighted to announce our 2020 BALLET ICONS GALA which I know is going to be a wonderful evening for Coliseum ballet fans – from all over the world! Our 2020 programme will feature a superb cast of world class dancers from many of the world’s top companies in a celebration of the Russian and other significant ballet schools and many of the legendary dancers and choreographers who have entertained audiences and inspired subsequent generations.”
Dancers performing on January 26th include many of the following – confirmations to follow:
Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre)
Timur Askerov (Mariinsky Theatre)
Sergio Bernal (Ballet Nacional de España)
Joseph Caley (English National Ballet)
Claudio Coviello (Teatro alla Scala)
Matthew Golding (former Principal, The Royal Ballet)
Mathias Heymann (Paris Opera Ballet)
Luisa Ieluzzi (Teatro di San Carlo)
Katja Khaniukova (English National Ballet)
Jason Kittelberger (Stuttgart Ballet)
Ekaterina Kondaurova (Mariinsky Theatre)
Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet)
Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre)
Lucía Lacarra (Bayerisches Staatsballett)
Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre)
Anastasia Limenko (the Stanislavsky Ballet)
Julian MacKay (Mikhailovsky Theatre)
Maia Makhateli (Dutch National Ballet)
Yasmine Naghdi (The Royal Ballet)
Olesya Novikova (Mariinsky Theatre)
Natalia Osipova (the Royal Ballet)
Artem Ovcharenko (Bolshoi Theatre)
Ludmila Pagliero (Paris Opera Ballet)
Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre)
Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo)
Yana Salenko (Staatsballett Berlin)
Marcelino Sambé (The Royal Ballet)
Artur Shesterikov (Dutch National Ballet)
Daniil Simkin (Staatsballett Berlin/ABT)
Vittoria Valerio (Teatro alla Scala)
Marian Walter (Staatsballett Berlin)
*Organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the casting where unavoidable.
PRESENTED BY ENSEMBLE PRODUCTIONS
ENSEMBLE PRODUCTIONS is a London-based company which specialises in organising and promoting cultural events including ballet, opera, contemporary jazz, classical music and jazz in the UK and internationally. The company was formed in 1998 and has since built strong relationships with cultural organisations around the world with particular connections in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Projects include the annual Ballet Icons Gala in London, the annual Russian Winter Festival in Trafalgar Square, the Operalia Festival in Central Asia, Days of Hong Kong in Russia, the Marbella International Festival in Spain, the Russian New Year Festival in Verbier, Switzerland, the Cyprus-Russia Gala in the Presidential Palace in Cyprus and the Arab-Russian Gala in Dubai.
Ensemble Productions has forged excellent partnerships with many artists from around the world and have close associations with many cultural institutes including the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Pushkin House in London, the Administration of the Costa del Sol region in Spain and many more. The company is proud to support and showcase young artists and is actively involved in educational projects and audience development. Ensemble has also lent its support to a range of charities including Children in Crisis, AIMEC for Iraqi Children, the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation and many more.