In 2013 the Festival will once again bring the finest artists from around the globe to Scotland’s beautiful capital city. From the very best international opera, ground-breaking theatre and electrifying dance to intimate morning recitals, exhilarating evening concerts, and the spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert to round it all off, make sure you don’t miss out on a summer of unforgettable experiences at the world’s favourite Festival.
The Ship Song Project - Sydney Opera House reinterprets Nick Cave's iconic song. Performed by Neil Finn, Kev Carmody and The Australian Ballet, Sarah Blasko, John Bell, Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Kelly and Bangarra Dance Theatre, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Opera Australia, Martha Wainwright, Katie Noonan and The Sydney Symphony, The Temper Trap, Daniel Johns and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Directed by Paul Goldman. Arranged by Elliott Wheeler. Photography by Prudence Upton.
<3 <3 <3Lyub. mesto.....The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, is such a cultural and artistic landmark, and besides being home to the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet, it is just a symbol of the tradition and elegance of Russian ballet. I love ballet, and sometimes I dream that I train at the famous Vaganova Ballet Academy, the feeder school of the Mariinsky. Russia is just so different from America.
Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. Nijinsky was one of the most gifted male dancers in history. His ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps was legendary. Nijinsky met Sergei Diaghilev, a celebrated and highly innovative producer of ballet and opera In 1909, Diaghilev took his dance company, the Ballets Russes, to Paris, with Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova as the leads.
Altynai Asylmuratova (born. January 1, 1961, Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR) is a ballet dancer, a soloist with the Leningrad State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (1992 - Mariinsky Theatre) in the years 1982 to 1999, the Prima Ballerina of the Royal Ballet (1989-1993) and the Marseille National Ballet (1995-1997); people's artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of the State Prize (2001). Artistic Director of the Academy of Russian Ballet ( Vaganova Ballet Academy) in 2000-2013