Mahar Vaziev starts his work at Bolshoi Theatre

Mahar Vaziev starts his work at Bolshoi Theatre

Today Mahar Vaziev officially took up his new post as the ballet director at the Bolshoi Theatre. He replaced Sergei Filin, whose contract ended yesterday.

"Sergei Filin will remain at the Bolshoi Theatre and will head the choreographers workshop," the Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin said.

In addition, he spoke about the current activities of the group. "We will show the premiere titled 'Modern Choreography Night' on the historical stage of the theater. Then Vyacheslav Samodurov will choreograph the ballet 'Ondine', we are preparing for our tour to England," Urin noted. "In the month of May we will hold the traditional press conference for the next season and will share our plans," the director general of the Bolshoi Theater is quoted by TASS.

Recall, the new ballet director at the Bolshoi Theatre graduated from the Academy of Russian Ballet, he was also the head of Italy's La Scala in Russia.

IFESCCO executive director, the former general director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Anatoly Iksanov, earlier told Vestnik Kavkaza that "Makhar Vaziev is one of the recognized authorities in the ballet world," noting that he was a great ballet dancer, and then "for a long time headed one of the best classical ballet companies in the world – the Mariinsky Theatre." "Of course, he has gained extensive experience heading Milan's legendary La Scala," the former CEO of the Bolshoi Theater stressed.

According to him, Vaziev will be "a major asset to the Bolshoi Theatre."

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