First Buenos Aires International Ballet Gala

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During the month of August 2011 and for the first time on stage in the city of Buenos Aires, the top figures from the American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Paris National Opera, New York City Ballet, Bejart Ballet Loussane, Staatts Ballet Berlin, the National Contemporary Dance Company and Ballet of Teatro Colon will gather on stage at the Teatro Coliseo of Buenos Aires.
This First International Ballet Gala will feature some of the best dancers of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet from the most prominent and prestigious companies in the world: Mathilde Froustey and Mathias Heymann - who at age 22 (2009) reached the rank of "danseur etoile", the highest title of the Ballet of the Opera National de Paris; Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, principal dancers of the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; Daniil Simkin and Joseph Phillips of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT); Ana Sophia Scheller, only Argentine member of the New York City Ballet (NYCB); Yana Salenko, prima ballerina of Staatts Berlin Ballet; Pablo Fermani, outstanding talent, member of the National Contemporary Dance Company of Argentina (CNDC); Kateryna Shalkina and Oscar Chacon, Loussane Béjart Ballet soloists; and the couple of dancers from the Ballet del Teatro Colón, Natalia Pelayo and Federico Fernandez.
The program will include four choreographic premieres in Argentina, two from the French genius Maurice Béjart and two from Ben van Cauwenbergh and Jose Martinez, respectively; two neo-classical choreographies by George Balanchine, and a selection of classics like "Le Corsaire", "Don Quixote" "Flames of Paris", "Sleeping Beauty" and "La Esmeralda", among others. 

Dates: August 11 and 12, 2011
Location: Teatro Coliseo de Buenos Aires, Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125
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