Slava Samodurov
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What did the king say on the new ballet premiere?

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biography

He performed as a principal dancer at the world’s top ballet companies — at the Mariinsky theatre, the Netherlands National ballet, the Royal Ballet of the Great Britain. In 2006 he started his career in choreography. He worked with Russia’s and world’s best theatres: the Covent Garden («Trip trac» to music by Shostakovich in 2010), Mikhaylovsky theatre («Minor sonatas» to music by Scarlatti in 2010), the Bolshoy theatre («Undine» by Henze in 2016), Perm theatre of opera and ballet («Le Baiser de la Fee» by Stravinsky in 2017).

1974

Slava
Samodurov

10

november

2018

In «The Order of the King», I was, above all, subdued by modern choreography. The ballet encoded appeals to different eras, it is interesting to solve them.

3

may

2016

Samodurov was able to discern what was contained in the music, but remained unspoken. He managed to put an independent, but very strongly connected with music and with the time of its writing, a performance (.) Performance-monument to the freedom-loving soul in a totalitarian society.

27

may

2020

There is no ‘ballerina on stage’ and ‘ballerinas behind the curtains’ here, there is a lonely woman, driven crazy by work and exhausted by the everlasting conventionality of her existence. And the monologue of Mrs. Alexandrova under the watchful eye of the searchlight is utterly striking.

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