The director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin named successor Sergei Filin as head of the ballet company. They became Mahar Vaziev, longtime head of the Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre, which now holds the position of chief choreographer Milan’s La Scala.
«The agreement signed with him, he will begin his duties on 18 March 2016, that is, at the conclusion of the contract with Sergei Filin, which expires on 17 March 2016″, – quotes Urine agency TASS.
The fact that the contract will not be extended Filin, it became known in late July of this year. Then Urin said that instead of the artistic director of the ballet will be established the post of director of the ballet company, which will be managerial rather than creative.
But at a briefing after the announcement of the invitation to the Grand Vaziev, Urin said that it is important not name positions and functions that it performs. The press service of the theater “Gazeta.ru” explained that Vaziev will take part in solving the key issues of the life of the Bolshoi, but because it is not the choreographer, the director of his called correctly.
Vaziev – a graduate of the Leningrad Choreographic School (now – Academy of Russian Ballet Vaganova). In the late 70s he came to the Mariinsky Theatre, became prime minister, and in 1995 headed the ballet troupe – and held this post for 13 years. With a name associated Vaziev really impressive achievements of the Mariinsky Ballet second half of the 90′s – early 2000′s. It was he who facilitated the formation of the ballet company, which is recognized worldwide. Moreover, all 13 years Vaziev held at the Mariinsky Theatre modest post of head of the ballet company, and the position of artistic director was vacant.
This state of affairs at some point, apparently ceased to hold Vaziev and he wrote a letter of care. Head Theatre Valery Gergiev has refused to sign the statement, Vaziev insisted, and eventually left the theater. In summer 2008 he was invited to La Scala, in the fall, he signed with the beginning of 2009, he moved to Italy.
«La Scala came on tour to Moscow, and we could see how much effort I had to make, to raise the troupe at the appropriate professional level, “- said Urin at a briefing.
As described in the press service, the contract Vaziev with Milan’s ends at the end of the current season, there are a few months, he will combine work in Bolshoi and La Scala.
The fate Owl
Sergei Filin about 20 years danced principal roles in the Bolshoi, and after his retirement in 2007 he worked with the urine in Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko. Then he was invited to the Great – and he accepted the invitation. He was attracted to cooperation with the Bolshoi choreographer Roland Petit, Pierre Lacotte, John Neumeier, when it resumed its work in BT Yuri Grigorovich.
In January 2013 it was attacked – in the face Filin acid thrown, and he underwent a number of operations to restore sight. In the organization of the attack was convicted Bolshoi soloist Paul Dmitrichenko.
Parting with the post of artistic director of the ballet company came out, it seems peaceful. Filin was asked to stay in the theater – though did not specify at what positions; Urin promised to announce this, if the proposal is accepted. As of today, Owl has not yet made a decision on whether it would be his future career is related to the Bolshoi Theater.