The new artistic Director of the ballet of the Moscow academic musical theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko as one of the most famous artists of the generation – 54-year-old Laurent Hilaire.

From 1 January 2017 he will take up his duties and will perform them for five years.

Under the control of the stars of French Opéra got a troupe of 120 dancers, writes Euromag with reference to Le Figaro.

Born in 1962, Laurent Hilaire graduated from the ballet school l’opéra de Paris. At the age of 22 he got into her primary company, and Rudolf Nureyev, who at that time directed the Paris Opera ballet, Laurent called a “star” playing the part of Siegfried in “Swan lake”.

During his career, Hilaire participated in a large number of productions, was guest soloist of the Royal ballet UK, La Scala in Milan, American ballet theatre new York and the Berlin ballet.

In 2007, he bade farewell to the stage.

As notes “Kommersant”, this is the first time since the days of Marius Petipa, when the Frenchman was invited to lead the Russian troupe.

The decision of the General MAMT Anton Getman to be invited as artistic Director Laurent Hilaire became a sensation both in Russia and in France.

In recent years in France about Hilaire didn’t hear anything. In 2014, when the General Director of the Paris Opera, Stephane Lissner preferred him to a popular choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Hilaire received compensation of 200 thousand euros or more has not received any sentence at home.

The former-Etoile was travelling around the world as visiting tutor and consultant on the ballets of Nureyev.

The new artistic Director of ballet of theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko as the Frenchman, Laurent Hilaire 28.11.2016

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