Monday, October 26, 2015

Mahar Vaziev. Photo: Alexey Filippov / TASS – Russian newspaper

The new director of the Bolshoi Ballet became a ballet dancer, ballet master and choreographer Mahar Vaziev. Since January 2009, Vaziev served as chief choreographer of the theater La Scala.

A new appointment at a press conference announced the director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin: “The contract with him was signed, he will begin his duties on March 18, 2016 . I very much hope that we will live together, interesting, creative work. Vaziev will arrive as soon as possible, and we will discuss with him the plans for the coming seasons, solve organizational and creative questions “.

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It is from March 18, 2016 as Artistic Director Bolshoi Ballet will cease to exist, but instead will be established ‘post of director of the ballet troupe of the Bolshoi Theater “.

Recall July 30, the director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin in an interview with Tass said that the contract with the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet popular Russian actor Sergei Filin expires on March 17, 2016 and will not be extended. This Urin said that almost the entire upcoming season Sergei Filin will lead the Ballet Company, and under his command would be prepared commemorative evening, in particular, in memory of Maya Plisetskaya, as well as the premiere of the ballet, which was first staged in the Bolshoi Theatre of the famous Dutch choreographers Paul Lightfoot and Sol León.

In addition, according to the Urine, it should go Filin of the Bolshoi on tour planned for next summer in London. Sergei Filin, in turn, said he was not offended by the leadership of the Bolshoi Theater. He believes that he signed the fixed-term contract and not renew it – it is a normal and fair practices.

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Mahar Hasanovic Vaziev born on June 16, 1961 in Alagir (North Ossetia). He graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School and was accepted into the troupe of the Leningrad Opera and Ballet, the Kirov. Suffice it quickly became the first performer of the parties, the Prime Minister of the theater, and then partner prima ballerina Olga Chenchikova. From January 1995 until March 2008 he served as Acting Vaziev director of the ballet troupe of the Mariinsky Theatre. Since January 2009 he worked as the chief choreographer of La Scala.

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