Alonzo King Lines Ballet (USA)
Alonzo King Lines Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King.
Tanz Luzerner Theater (Switzerland)
Tanz Luzerner Theater is a company of 10 young and dynamic dancers from 9 countries, all trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Tanz Luzern collaborates with young talents as well as award-winning choreographers, such as Stijn Celis, Georg Reischl, Cayetano Soto, Maurice Causey, Patrick Delcroix and Ken Ossola.
Bejart Ballet Lausanne (BBL) (Switzerland)
Since its inception in 1987, Béjart Ballet Lausanne is a reference in the choreographic world. Chosen as his successor by Maurice Béjart, Gil Roman is leading the Company and preserving its artistic excellence, since the disappearance of the Master in 2007.
Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) (Canada)
Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is the foremost dance training institution in Canada with a rich, 57-year history and an international reputation for excellence.
In the 2016/17 season Introdans will have been around for 45 years. So the company is celebrating this in grand style with TUTTI, a programme in which both Introdans ensembles dance premieres by internationally celebrated choreographers. Flemish-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Italian Mauro Bigonzetti each give their own, highly individual twist to contemporary dance art. In TUTTI they present serene beauty alongside passionate, earthy dance.
Mats Ek and Ana Laguna (Sweden)
Mats Ek is one of the most distinguished choreographers-intellectuals of our time. The scale of his talent and his giftedness goes beyond dance. He also worked with opera and drama. Mats Ek has given more than 50 years to theatre, and now, as he said in his farewell speech, he wants “to go through a new experience: to do nothing”.
Diana Vishneva and Aurelie Dupont
At the festival opening in Moscow and at the festival finale in Saint Petersburg, Diana Vishneva and the Paris Opera Artistic Director Aurélie Dupont are going to make a present a Russian premiere of "B/olero" by Ohad Naharin. We talked to the performers about the rehearsals and asked them how they felt about this renowned choreographer.