Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya

Ensemble Productions paid tribute to the legendary prima ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya, one of the foremost 20th-century ballerinas, on Sunday March 6, 2016 in an "Ave Maya" Gala at London Coliseum to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary dancer, who died in May 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the performance below!

Legendary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya would have celebrated her 90th birthday in November 2015. The Gala, under the artistic direction of Andris Liepa, presented world-renowned dancers performing her favourite roles, as well as works by choreographers that were originally created for Maya Plisetskaya, including Bolero and Carmen by Alberto Alonso. To mark Plisetskaya's passion for flamenco dance there was also a special flamenco virtuoso number. The evening was part of the annual Russian Ballet Icons Galaseries.

The programme, accompanied by the orchestra of the English National Ballet Philharmonic, was performed by Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Sergio Bernal (National Ballet of Spain), Federico Bonelli (Royal Ballet), Marlon Dino (Bavarian State Ballet), Aurélie Dupont (Paris Opera Ballet), Matthew Golding (Royal Ballet), Isaac Hernández, (English National Ballet), Kimin Kim (Mariinsky Theatre), Daria Klimentová (Royal Ballet), Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Kristina Kretova (Bolshoi Theatre), Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre), Lucía Lacarra(Bavarian State Ballet), Sarah Lamb (Royal Ballet), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Viktor Lebedev (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Andrei Merkuriev (Bolshoi Theatre), Hervé Moreau (Paris Opera Ballet), Vadim Muntagirov (Royal Ballet), Marianela Núñez (Royal Ballet), Yekaterina Osmolkina Mariinsky Ballet),Xander Parish (Mariinsky Ballet), Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet), Farukh Ruzimatov (Mikhailovsky Ballet), Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre), Kristina Shapran (Mariinsky Ballet), Daniil Simkin (American Ballet Theatre), Thiago Soares (Royal Ballet), Ivan Vasiliev (American Ballet Theatre),Angelina Vorontsova (Mikhailovsky Ballet) and Jason Reilly (Stuttgart Ballet).

The evening was the biggest celebration of Plisetskaya's life outside Russia.

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Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

Photo Coverage: Ensemble Productions Pays Tribute to Legendary Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya
Ensemble Productions' Ave Maya Gala at London Coliseum

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