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22 May 2019 (Wed), 19:00 World famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1776) - Marvellous Main (Historic) Stage - Stars of the Stars  Classical Ballet "Benois de la Danse" - Russian Ballet Oscar. Ballet Stars Different Years Laureates Gala Concert. (Best Dances from different Ballets performed by World and Bolshoi Ballet Stars) Tickets available only at

The performance has 1 intermission

Schedule for "Benois de la Danse" - Russian Ballet Oscar. Ballet Stars Different Years Laureates Gala Concert. (Best Dances from different Ballets performed by World and Bolshoi Ballet Stars) 2020

Ballet company: Bolshoi Ballet

Ballet company: Bolshoi Ballet
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra

The Benois de la Danse is a major international dance prize for ballet professionals produced in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, each year the nominees include dancers from around the world.

The ballet theatre is unique. Different periods of the history of the dancing art live together in harmony on its stage. The staging, the librettos and the scores never reach a forgotten old age.

Of all the theater arts, this timeless harmony is possible only in ballet.

The task of Benois De La Danse is to honour the extraordinary events in the colorful world of dance, merging classical ballet with contemporary and modern productions.

Yury Grigorovich
President of the International Dance Union,
Chairman of the Jury of BENOIS DE LA DANSE,
Choreographer of Bolshoi theatre of Russia,

At the moment, the repertoire 2017 is not known. 
Last year's program:


PROGRAMME of last year


C. M. von Weber. Le Spectre de la rose
Choreography by Mikhail Fokin
La Scala Theatre Ballet soloists
Vittoria VALERIO
Claudio COVIELLE – Benois-2014 nominee

I. Stravinsky. LE BADINAGE
to music of the 1ST part of Le sacre du printemps
Choreography by Fernando Romero
Fernando ROMERO – Benois de la danse laureateC.
Debussy. N. Sawhney. Faun.
Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Benois de la danse laureate

James O’HARA

Lighting Designer Sergei Shevchenko (after original design by Adam Carrйe)
Costume Designer Hussein Chalayan
Production: Sadler's Wells
Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Monaco Dance Forum, Teatre Nacional de
Catalunya, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Opera de Dijon, Grand Thйвtre de
Luxembourg Co-production


S.Prokofiev. Duet from Romeo and Juliet
Choreography by Christian Spuck – Benois de la danse diploma-winner

Zurich Ballet soloists
Katja WȔNSCHE - Benois de la danse diploma-winner
William MOORE

Choreography by August Bournonville

Royal Danish Ballet soloists
J'aime Crandall
Alban LENDORF – Benois de la danse laureate

S. Rakhmaninov. THREE PRELUDES
Choreography by Ben Stevenson

Bavarian State Ballet soloists
Lucia LACCARA – Benois de la danse laureate
Marlon DINO

P. Tchaikovsky. PAS DE DEUX
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

New York City Ballet soloist
Ashley BOUDER – Benois-2014 nominee
Bolshoi Theatre soloist
Semyon CHUDIN – Benois de la danse laureate

M. Richter. Duet from INFRA
Choreography by Wayne McGregor – Benois de la danse laureate

Mariinsky Theatre soloists
Yekaterina Kondaurova – Benois de la danse laureate
Alexander SERGEYEV – Benois de la danse diploma-winner

Choreography by Victor Gzovsky

Mariinsky Theatre soloists
Anastasia KOLEGOVA
Timur ASKEROV – Benois-2014 nominee

Direction of the ceremony – Andrei MELANYIN
Author of the text – Alexander KOLESNIKOV
Stage-designer - Sergei TIMONIN
Light Designer  - Sergei SHEVCHENKO
Sound engineer - Andrei VOLKOV
Stage operator - Bogdan SHTEPA
Stage managers - Andrei MELANYIN, Vladimir TSHERBAKOV, Mikhail MINEEV
Director of the technical staff -Igor SUVOROV
General Director – Regina NIKIFOROVA
Artistic Director – Nina KUDRYAVTSEVA-LOORY
Official photographer – Mikhail LOGVINOV

Project coordinator – Olga GORCHAKOVA
Administrators – Valentina DMITRENKO, Lyudmila RADOMSKAYA
Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet - Sergei FILIN
Musical Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia - Tugan SOKHIEV

About project

International ballet prize by "Benois de la danse" is awarded yearly for the most salient works in the region of choreography in last year. This only in its kind ballet reward of press from the very beginning was named "ballet Oscar".

Prize is founded in Moscow by the international association of the workers of choreography, the now international union of the workers of choreography, and it is represented for the first time in 1991 on the scene of the Bolshoi theater.

Organizer of project - Public Noncommercial Organization "Center of Benoits". The President of union, salient choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, are the artistic leader of project and, on the post, by the chairman of judges.

The yearly changed international judges, which consists of the most authoritative workers of world choreography - leaders of the largest ballet companies, salient choreographers, well-known teachers, the stars of world ballet, advances nominantov and, working for a period of year, as a result are determined best.

Author of the statuette of prize - well-known Parisian sculptor Igor Ustinov, the representative of the renowned family of the Benoits.

The presentation of prize is devoted to the international Day of Dance - on 29 April - Declared UNESCO. The conquerors of prize on all nominations declare during the yearly charitable "Benois de la danse - Gala" the stars of ballet - laureates and degree students of prize.

In 1992 the prize by "Benoits de la of dans" is accepted under patronazh OF UNESCO, in 1996 it is included in the program OF UNESCO "world decade of culture". In 2002 the ministry of culture of the Russian Federation included project into the federal program the "cultural heritage of Russia". Federal agency on culture and cinematography lends financial and organizational support project.

Since 2003 the project was enlarged to the framework of the festival, in program of which in 2004, besides the traditional evening of the presentation of prize and charitable Gala-concert of those rewarded, on 23 February in the London theater of sedlers Wales even on 28 April in the Bolshoi theater in Moscow took place the Gala-concerts the "Stars OF BENOITS DE LA dans - laureates of different years".

From the history of prize

First four years the presentation of prize "BENOITS DE LA DANS" passed to the Bolshoi theater of Russia. The five-year anniversary of prize was noted solemn gala in the palace OF UNESCO in Paris (1996). Then the scene of national theater in Warsaw (1997) assumed prize, State Kremlin palace (1998), Berlin Shtatsopera (1999), Shtatsteatr in Stuttgart (2000).

The tenth anniversary, eleventh and twelfth presentations of prize and BENOIT DE LA DANS - Gala of laureates (2002, 2003, 2004) they again passed in Moscow on the scene of the Bolshoi theater.

Schedule for "Benois de la Danse" - Russian Ballet Oscar. Ballet Stars Different Years Laureates Gala Concert. (Best Dances from different Ballets performed by World and Bolshoi Ballet Stars) 2020

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