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Deauville - from August 22 to 24, 2019

Russian magic returns to Deauville ! This new edition explores ballet music from the XNUMXth century to the present day. The artistic will of the Deauville Festival of Russian Art is to offer each year a program associating the great masterpieces of the past and the remarkable creativity of Russia today.

The 2019 edition offers two exceptional ballet evenings, each composed of extracts from works from the XNUMXth century to today's productions. Alongside the legendary ballets composed by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, we will discover the works of contemporary Russian composers: Rodion Chtchedrine, Yuri Krasavin, Leonid Desyatnikov and Ilya Demutskiy.

The first evening of ballet, scheduled for August 23, is a choreographic creation by Artem Ovcharenko, a star dancer of the Bolshoi theater. He will perform a selection of his favorite dance pieces and new works specially written for him by contemporary choreographers. The second ballet, scheduled for August 24, is entitled "La Boite à Musique" and will bring together the dancers of the main Russian theaters. The Bolshoi Theater ballet is represented by a troupe comprising the star dancer Nina Kaptsova and the stars: Artem Ovcharenko and Semyon Chudin, the first dancer Anna Tikhomirova, the star Denis Savin and the dancer Natalia Filina. The Mariinsky Theater (former Kirov) will be represented by the first dancers Tatyana Tkachenko and Ivan Oskorbin. The Stanislavski Theater and the Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater will be represented by two first dancers: Elena Solomyanko and Innokenty Yuldashev. The constellation is completed by Maria Kochetkova - one of the stars of Russian and American ballet -, by Sebastian Kloborg - dancer graduated from the Danish Royal Ballet, choreographer and soloist in the greatest theaters of the world - and by the first dancers of Ballet Eifman in Saint -Petersburg: Oleg Gabyshev and Lyubov Andreyeva.

This year, the gastronomic component is entrusted to Andreï Shmakov, chef of the restaurant SAVVA and chief chef of the historic hotel Metropol from Moscow, which has become a partner of the Festival. To imagine the Deauville gala dinner menu, Andrei Shmakov was inspired by the one served at Metropol in 1904 at a dinner given in honor of Diaghilev. During dinner, Daria Davidova's recital will immerse guests in the atmosphere of Diaghilev's Seasons.

In addition to these two evenings, the Festival will present an exhibition by Nikolai Koshelev, contemporary Russian visual artist: “Moon Pool” - an imaginary ballet for which he creates costumes, sets and a stage curtain.