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Russian Ballet Icons gala comes to London Coliseum

Published: 21 February 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006, the Russian Ballet Icons gala is a celebration of the legacy of the Russian ballet school that pays tribute to its old and contemporary masters. British Theatre Guide has reviewed seven of their galas since 2011.

The gala will be accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Valery Ovsyanikov.

The programme will be performed by Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Elisa Carrillo Cabrera (Staatsballett Berlin), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), Mikhail Kaniskin (Staatsballett Berlin), Kimin Kim (Mariinsky Theatre), Maria Kochetkova, Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Misa Kuranaga (Boston Ballet), Lucía Lacarra (Bayerisches Staatsballett), Sarah Lamb (Royal Ballet), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Julian MacKay (Mikhailovsky Theatre), Steven McRae (Royal Ballet), Jasmine Naghdi (Royal Ballet), Artem Ovcharenko (Bolshoi Theatre), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo), Polina Semionova (Staatsballett Berlin), Daniil Simkin (Staatsballett Berlin), Alina Somova (Mariinsky Theatre), Anastasia Stashkevich (Bolshoi Theatre), James Stout (Dutch National Ballet), Viktoria Tereshkina (Mariinsky Theatre), Anna Tsygankova (Dutch National Ballet), Anna Tikhomirova (Bolshoi Theatre)), Josué Ullate (Víctor Ullate Ballet) and Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre) among others.