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Russian ballet stars of Diaghilev Festival will be staging an exhilarating performance for the first time in Qatar at a show slated on October 26 at the Qatar National Convention Center Theatre.
The ballet troupe has already performed in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, in London at London Coliseum, in Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace as well as in the biggest cities of Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine.
Presented by the Russian Embassy in Doha, Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation, Gazprom and Olympic City, the Diaghilev Festival/Ballet Russes will be brought by Olympic City and Gazprom for the first time here.
The repertoire includes masterpieces of Diaghilev’s repertoire divertimento from world famous ballets: Corsar pa de de, In spite of everything, Giselle pa de de, Nutcracker pa de de, Don Quixote, Fanthom Ball, Meeting, Sheherezade pa de de, Swan Lake.
Russian Ballet stars from Mariynsky Theatre and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre - Ilze Liepa, Mariana Ryzhkina, Andrey Batalov, Natalia Krapivina, Georgi Smilevski, Danila Korsuntsev, Natalia Balakhnicheva, Mikhail Martynyuk, Alexandra Timofeeva will be performing in celebration of the legendary impresario Sergei Diaghilev.
Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), founder of the Ballets Russes company, was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator and director pushing the boundaries of all the art forms he worked within. His company, which survived a twenty-year rollercoaster of phenomenal successes and crippling financial problems, revolutionized not only ballet but also through innovative music, design and choreography.
“This is the second trip for us after Abu Dhabi and it is such a privilege to finally be performing to such a diverse community. We have a great repertoire in our performance and we hope to be able to show a glimpse of the dancers’ technicality in this event. We hope the audience will enjoy what we have put together because we would certainly like to come annually and build on a yearly tour for Qatar,” said Andris Liepa.
Tickets go on sale from October 1.