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January 17, 2022

Russian ballet gala in Bucharest

The “Russian Ballet Gala” will bring at the Palace Hall, on May 23, for the first time ever, Russia’s best ballet dancers, according to a release from the organizers. The show, a magical evening of ballet, dance and classical music, will bring, before the Bucharest public, Nadezhda Gracheva and Dmitry Gudanov – soloists of the Balshoi Theatre -, Vladimir Neporozhny, Anastasia Yatsenko, Yelena Andrienco, Ruslan Skvortsov – emeritus artists of the Balshoi Theatre -, Oksana Kuzmenko and Gheorghie Smilevski – prima-ballerina and, respectively, soloist of the K. Stanislavsky and N. Dancenko Theatre -, and Kristina Cretova and Mihail Martiniuk – soloists of the Kremliovskii Theatre. The choreography will be signed by Iuri Grigorovici, Marius Petipa, Vladimir vasiliev, d. Breantsev and C. Viharev. The “Russian Ballet Gala” is organized by the “Dracula” Cultural Theatre, Music and Film Association. Tickets for the show range between RON 50 and 150 and can be purchased from the Palace Hall and National Theatre box-offices and from Muzica shop, Carrefour Baneasa, Orhideea and Vitan markets, Unirea shopping centre and online from the sites www.biletedelatati.ro, www.vandbilete.ro, www.bilete.ro.

Born in Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan), Nadezhda Gracheva is one of Bolshoi’s best known prima-ballerinas. She was trained at the Alma-Ata Ballet School. In 1986, having shown herself to good account at the International Competition of Ballet Dancers in Varna (junior group), she was given the opportunity of completing her training at the Moscow College of Choreography (Sophia Golovkina’s class).

As for Dimitry Gudanov, he completed his studies at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy) where he studied with Leonid Zhdanov, he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.

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