Parus 2019 – Day 3 – Zemfira, Polunin, Kusturica

November 2,

A ballet supernova Sergey Polunin with his “once every hundred years” talent, a significant Serbian music phenomenon Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, and mysterious Zemfira.

Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra who are famous and recognized on the international scene including the prestigious Paléo Festival Nyon (Switzerland), Woodstock (the UK) or Le Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Canada), start the concert with wildly eclectic mix of funk, gipsy techno-rock, jazz songs that makes it impossible for anyone to stay in their seat.

And to tone things down a bit, the second part of the festival featured the top ballet superstar of the twenty first century Sergey Polunin, a former principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in London, who has an internationally acclaimed incredulous elevation and impeccable technique. He took the stage for the first time in Dubai with sensational “Sacré Solo” by I. Stravinsky, choreographed by Japanese dancer Yuka Oishi. The ballet masterpiece explores aspects of the life of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and is inspired by his demand for a “feeling, not thinking Human”.

After the debut with flying colours in 2016 the songwriter, composer and one-of-a-kind Zemfira is exclusively heading back to the UAE this year. Her long-awaited set was the culmination of the third festival day.