(MENAFN-Mid-East.Info) Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After his glorious and unforgettable choreography of The Legend of Love, the world has finally recognized Yuri Grigorovich’s brilliant interpretation of history and dance. The popularity of the Russian choreographer reached new heights, earning him laurels and worldwide recognition of ballet. 50 years later, The Legend of Love continues to amaze its audience with an exceptional performance of elegant pas deux and corps de ballet scenes. The Astana Ballet Theater, Central Asia’s most advanced ballet company, with outstanding reviews in the United States, Europe and Asia, pays homage to The Legend of Love by celebrating the best works of the living legend of the Russian ballet, Yuri Grigorovich. Scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2021, at the iconic Dubai Opera, Downtown Boulevard, Dubai will experience this recital for the first time in the Middle East. Produced by Aurora Event Management, this extravagant and captivating large-scale showcase of brilliance and splendor is a masterpiece not to be missed. Tickets are now available for purchase on platinumlist.com with exclusive corporate discounts for group bookings.
The Legend of Love is a timeless oriental ballet with deep philosophical overtones perfectly choreographed to tell a dramatic love triangle between Queen Mekhmene, her younger sister, Shireen and the handsome Ferkhad. Yuri Grigorovich transforms this dramatic saga into a powerful performance of love, sacrifice and tragedy. Her phenomenal ballet techniques, enchanting melodies and captivating chronicle transcend time like the sisters’ battle for the affection and undying love of one man. Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, playwright Nazim Hikmet, music composer Arif Melikov and Simon Virsaladze create an extraordinary scenography to deliver an extraordinary recital.
Yuri Grigorovich’s ballets have dominated the repertoire of contemporary works for over 30 years; his staging of classical ballets reflects his conviction that drama must always be expressed through dance. Born in Leningrad to a family linked to the Imperial Russian Ballet, Yuri graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School and danced as a soloist of the Kirov Ballet. It was his staging on The Legend of Love in 1961 that brought him great success as a choreographer. At the Bolshoi Theater, Yuri worked on classical repertoire, including The Nutcracker, Spartacus, Le Lac des Cygnes and Ivan, Le Terrible.
“Grigorovich is known for his very demanding choreography; he refuses to comply therefore pushes the soloists to embody their characters and to immerse themselves in the intrigues. The Legend of Love is his best-known work and it’s easy to appreciate this acclaim. During their world tour to Paris, London, New York and Milan, the Astana Ballet Theater received rave reviews and we are delighted to bring this highly anticipated recital here to the United Arab Emirates, ”said Mr. Kairat Kulbayev , founder of Aurora Events.
The immaculate choreography of The Legend of Love is a testament to Grigorovich’s contribution to the world of ballet. Its impressive and complex movements, dramatic expressions, wonderful backdrops combined with layers of colorful costumes provide a breathtaking performance and narration of this otherwise tragic love story. His exceptional duets exude pure bliss and abandoned romance, drawing viewers to experience pure love, passion as well as bond struggles and a sense of duty. Don’t miss this masterpiece by world famous 90-year-old choreographer Yuri Grigorovich at the Dubai Opera on October 27-28, 2021.
About the Astana Ballet Theater :
The “Astana Ballet” Theater was founded in 2012 under the direction of Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The ballet premiered in July 2013 and received exceptional reviews from the public and the community at large.
Since its launch, the theater has added to its repertoire unique multi-genre masterpieces of international and national classics as well as original choreographic performances. Astana Ballet Theater embodies the most daring and original ideas of producers and set designers to present.
Astana Ballet forms its famous ballet style by combining the trends of classical ballet and modern dance. This synthesis of classics, avant-garde and national tradition allows Kazakh dance and works to be presented on the world stage, while satisfying its rich diversity and cultural heritage.
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