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Arts Calendar / June 23 / Ballet
18:00 One Thousand and One Nights
Ballet in two acts to music by Fikret Amirov. Libretto by Murad and Rustam Ibragimbekovs and Nailja Nazimova based on “One Thousand and One Nights” Arabian fairy tales. Choreographer-director: Andrei Petrov. The basis of libretto is a masterpiece of medieval Arabian literature, a collection of fairy tales and parables told by Scheherazade. Our childhood favorites Sinbad, Aladdin, Jinn and Princess Badroulbadour… On stage you see a colorful choreographic extravaganza, a harmony of vivid music and classical choreography, and a spicy charm of the East in the staging with the music composed by Fikret Amirov, a People’s Artist of the USSR. For many years the ballet has been performed with great success on different stages of Russia and other countries. However, “One Thousand and One Nights” performed by the Kremlin Ballet Theatre is the first direction of the famous ballet on Moscow stage.
State Kremlin Palace 
19:00 Svetlana Zakharova's Premieres Evening: Modanse
Come un Respiro is a one-act ballet to music by Georg Friedrich Händel. Choreographer: Mauro Bigonzetti. Gabrielle Chanelle is a one-act ballet to music by Ilya Demutsky. People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of the Russian state prize, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, étoile of La Scala, Svetlana Zakharova is a true ballet superstar. She is viewed as one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation and is highly regarded for her technical expertise.Vladimir Vasiliev, director of the Bolshoi ballet from 1995 to 2000 and as a principal dancer on a level with Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, described Zakharova as "nature endowed" having everything a girl dreaming of ballet could want.
Bolshoi Theater 
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