The main theatrical event of the fall is the festival “BALLET OPEN SPACE”.
From October 16 to October 19, the international festival “BALLET OPEN SPACE” will be held on the historical stage of the National Opera of Ukraine, during which the premiere of the ballet “Touch of Illusion” will take place.
Four consecutive days of inspiration and aesthetic pleasure from the dance of bright stars of world ballet. For four days in a row, the best world ballet dancers will not only amaze with their technique and grace, but also demonstrate the peculiarities of Italian, French, American and other leading world ballet schools on the Ukrainian stage.
Four days of a rich program from October 16 to October 19 at the BALLET OPEN SPACE festival will open to viewers both the modern neoclassicism and the masterpieces of the already recognized and time-tested classics.
On the first day of the festival, October 16, the premiere of the ballet Touch of Illusion (Touch of Illusions) from the European choreographer Ricardo Amarante to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff will take place.
On the second day of the festival, October 17, viewers will be able to enjoy the Forest Song ballet, a brilliant of national classical choreography. Created based on the drama-extravaganza of the same name by the Ukrainian poetess Lesya Ukrainka and presented to the musical motifs of the Ukrainian classic Mikhail Skorulsky, who devoted much attention to Volyn folklore in this work.
The choreography, costumes, scenery, music of the ballet “Forest Song” are permeated with the Ukrainian spirit and without words tell about Ukraine.
The leading roles will be performed by the most beautiful couple of Ukrainian ballet - the premieres of the National Opera of Ukraine Alexander Stoyanov and Ekaterina Kukhar.
The third day of the festival, October 18, is presented by the loud premiere of last season (2018), the neoclassical ballet “Children of the Night” - a new breath in modern Ukrainian choreography. Staging by choreographer and artist Staatsbalett Berlin Alexander Abdukarimov, to the music by Antonio Vivaldi and Max Richter “The Seasons”.
The main parts are performed by the premieres of the National Opera of Ukraine Alexander Stoyanov and Ekaterina Kukhar, and the artist of Staatsbalett Berlin Alexander Abdukarimov.
October 19 - Closing ceremony of the festival with a grand gala concert with the participation of world ballet stars.
Representatives of the best ballet schools of the world will appear on the stage:
- Petra Conti and Eris Nezha, (La Scala)
- Ekaterina Kukhar and Alexander Stoyanov (Kyiv National Opera of Ukraine)
- Ker Jeremy Lou (Paris Opera Garnier)
- Adamzhan Bakhtiyar (Astana Opera Theater)
- Joseph Gatti (Boston Ballet)
- Anna Sophia Scheller (New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet)
- Alexander Abdukarimov (Staatsbalett Berlin)
and artists of the National Opera of Ukraine.