“Maya Plisetskaya. Dedication”

On November 27 on the main stage of the country, at the State Kremlin Palace, the audience will see the gala concert of the World ballet stars entitled “Maya Plisetskaya. Dedication” This concert is a part of Andris Liepa’s new annual project “Autographs and Images”. The brightest ballet stars and soloists of the most renown theaters will gather to honor the memory of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta Maya Plisetskaya. The program includes ballet scenes that served as name cards to Plisetskaya, where she could reveal with the special clarity her artistry and technical skills. Together with fragments from ballets of the Bolshoi Theater classical repertoire, the masterpieces of choreography of the 20th and 21st centuries, created specially for the great Maya Plisetskaya will be shown together with a rare documentary footage from the life of the legendary ballerina.

Andris Liepa is the permanent organizer and director of gala concerts around the world dedicated to Maya Plisetskaya.

"I am happy that in 2004 Maya Mikhaylovna gave me the honor and invited me to become the director of her evening performances. I am happy to have lived at the same time with such a great ballerina. Her performances twenty years ago still look modern, and this is a real mystery. Today the ballet has changed - the step is bigger and inversion of the foot is steeper, but such a leap still is still available to nobody. Besides, what kind of energy she had! I do not know another ballet dancer of the twentieth century, on whom all the great choreographers of the century would bet: Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, and Yuri Grigorovich. Bejart called her a rebel and had been saying, “There will be no second Maya ever!”