Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019 took place in London

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Representatives of the London Royal Ballet underlined that Russian ballet is still highly valued and recognized globally.

A sold-out gala evening called Russian Ballet Icons Gala was held in London on Sunday. The traditional evening, which has been held in the British capital since 2006, gathered the leading soloists of the best theaters of the planet on the stage of the London Coliseum. Participants included representatives from the Bolshoi and Mikhailovsky Theaters, the London Royal Ballet, as well as the leading venues of Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Spain.

The programme of the gala evening included fragments from the classical masterpieces of Russian ballet - Swan Lake, Scheherazade, Raymonda, La Bayadère, Flame of Paris. In addition, the evening organised by Ensemble Productions presented fragments from the new production of "Don Quixote" in the interpretation of Carlos Acosta, "The Cuban Nutcracker" and other works.

Based on TASS material