Thursday, May 28, 2009

Master Class with Nikolay Tsiskaridze of the Bolshoi Ballet

On May 21, the Bolshoi Ballet's Nikolay Tsiskaridze danced the world premiere of a new work created especially for him by choreographer Boris Eifman titled Fallen Angel for the Center's Tour de Force: A Dance Gala Spectacular. The day after Tsiskaridze stunned audiences with his bravura performance, he shared insights and advice during a master class for 33 of Orange County’s most talented young ballet dancers – a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most. Throughout the year, the Center’s education department presents these opportunities as part of its Masters at the Center series for aspiring local performers. Play the video above to see Tsiskaridze in action with the class and to also hear interviews with local students.

Congratulations to Tsistkaridze on his world premiere performance and the best of luck to all the master class students!

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