Russian Seasons XXI
M PREMIERE rendered huge support and cooperation when organizing one of the most prominent cultural event of the year – Ballet Russes performance at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Presented by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan , MARIS LIEPA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, Embassy of Russian Federation and Gazprom , the Diaghilev festival/Ballet Russes set an exhilarating performance in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22nd September 2011. Russian Ballet stars – Ilze Liepa, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Mariana Ryzhkina, Natalia Balakhnicheva, Mikhail Martynyuk, Alexandra Timofeeva – and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre presented two masterpieces of Diaghilev’s repertoire – Chopiniana by Frederic Chopin and Polovets Dances by Alexander Borodin in celebration of the legendary impresario SERGEI DIAGHILEV.
A sold-out auditorium of ballet lovers from different nationalities gave a standing ovation to the performers. The ballet performance was followed by a gala dinner at the Emirates Palace with a charity auction. Morozov Quartet perfomance during gala-dinner was a perfect accompaniment to the cultural evening in the luxurious ballroom of the Emirates Palace. All funds received from the event went to the charity foundation supporting flood victims in Pakistan.