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The Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia will  perform Yuri Grigorovich’s “Spartacus” accompanied by the music of Aram Katsatourian.

The Grigorovich Ballet Company was founded in the summer of 1990 by Yuri Grigorovich, the legendary artistic director and chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Ballet from 1964 to 1994. Rehearsals started in August and on November 2nd, 1990 a first performance of ìThe Nutcracker” was presented on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The design of the production was created by the eminent theatre designer Simon Virsaladze, to whose memory the performance was dedicated.

During it’s first two seasons, the Grigorovich Ballet Company gave 35 performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. The soloists and teachers of the Bolshoi Ballet worked closely with the new company. Ludmila Semenyaka, Nadezhda Pavlova, Anatoly Musarov, Andrei Nikonov all participated in the performances together with their new colleagues, and Marina Kindratieva, Rimma Karelskaya, Nikolai Simachev, Mikhail Lavrovsky rehearsed with the young artists.

The Grigorovich Ballet Company now counts more than 90 dancers. They are graduates of Leningrad, Kiev, Perm, and Novosibirsk ballet schools, as well as the Moscow Choreography School.

Under the direction of Maestro Grigorovich, the Grigorovich Ballet Company has become the leading showcase institution for the great choreographer’s masterworks, including “The Nutcracker,” “Giselle”, “Swan Lake”, “The Golden Age”, “Spartacus” and “Raymonda”, as well as “Tchaikovsky Evening”, an evening of dance suites from all three of the composer’s ballets, “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty”. The company’s repertoire also includes “Divertissement”, a gala evening of fragments from the classical repertoire – including Bournonville – and contemporary pieces.

Commissioned by the Athens Concert Hall, the first work created for the Grigorovich Ballet Company, “Electra”, was staged by Yuri Grigorovich together with his pupils Sergei Bobrov and Andrei Melanin. The Grigorovich Ballet Company was invited to appear at the Athens Festival in the summer of 1992, where the company performed the new work with great success. After Athens, the Grigorovich Ballet Company went on to tour other cities in Greece with a varied repertoire. The Grigorovich Ballet Company has also participated at the Spoletto Festival in Italy, at the invitation of Jean Carlo Menotti. The company has toured extensively throughout Europe, the Far East and North America.


19, 20 & 21/10/11

Badminton Theater

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Alsos Stratou,  GOUDI

nearest metro station: Katehaki

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