M.ART present: CONTEXT Diana Vishneva

SHOWCASE OF THE CONTEXT FESTIVAL IN TEL AVIV

SUZANNE DELLAL CENTRE, TEL AVIV

DESCRIPTION

M.ART presents the first Tel Aviv showcase of the CONTEXT festival, established by Diana Vishneva, featuring the best of Russian contemporary choreography.

Having taken Moscow and Saint Petersburg by storm, CONTEXT starts its international tour in Tel Aviv followed by London in spring 2019. The programme will include a solo by Russian prima Diana Vishneva, excerpts from Kirill Serebrennikov’s ballet Nureyev and a carefully curated program of dance productions by a new generation of choreographers who are shaping contemporary Russian dance scene.

Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT Festival features a wide range of choreographers, bringing international talents to share the stage with domestic artists. Having taken Moscow and Saint Petersburg by storm the Festival became a significant platform for gifted up-and-coming choreographers and dancers. The choices are always eclectic, representing diversity in dance. Diana Vishneva’s programming is driven by an insatiable curiosity to discover and experience dance from many different perspectives.

Additional information:

Excerpts from Kirill Serebrennikov’s ballet Nureyev that premiered on the main stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in December 2017, will be shown in Israel for the first time. A story of the prodigious dancer, who fled USSR for the West, has been adapted by director Kirill Serebrennikov, a daring force of Russian avant-garde theatre.

A carefully curated program of dance productions by a new generation of choreographers who are shaping contemporary dance scene. Tel Aviv audiences will see the works by the winners of Context Lab competition, including Vladimir Varnava, Olga Vasilieva, Konstantin Keikhel, Olga Labovkina, Pavel Glukhov, Dor Mamalia and Dariusz Nowak. These internationally recognized Russian names feature in jury panels of top international theatrical awards, while their dance works can be seen as part of repertoires of musical theatres in Russia and around the world.

The audience will have a unique and extremely rare opportunity to see Diana Vishneva perform on a Tel Aviv stage. One of the greatest ballet dancers of our time, Diana is the founder and art director of the CONTEXT festival, prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theatre, guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre and ex-principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. Diana Vishneva will present a solo from the ballet Tué by choreographer Marco Goecke accompanied by the recording of the French singer Barbara.

PROGRAMME

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes with one intermission

I Act

Awakening. Choreographer: Pavel Glukhov Touch. Choreographer: Olga Labovkina The Room. Choreographer: Olga Vasilyeva

Wood Rabbit. Choreography and Concept: Dor Mamalia & Dariusz Nowak. Co-creator: Vladimir Varnava

Intermission

II Act

Still-life. Choreographer: Konstantin Keikhel

Letter to Rudy. Diva (excerpt from the ballet Nureyev). Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Letter to Rudy. The pupil (excerpt from the ballet Nureyev). Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Tue. Choreographer Marco Goecke. Performed by Diana Vishneva