is the world's most famous living ballet dancer, having been make the youngest ever principal with the Royal Ballet at 21. His biopic, DANCER, has recently drawn plaudits at Cannes. He is also a regular principal guest performer at the Marinsky.
Natalia Osipova is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet and the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St. Petersburg. She was
previously a principal dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre
is an Italian dancer who, after studying contemporary dance under the tutelage of Alessandra Sini, has since 1998 specialised in butoh as a disciple of Masaki Iwana. He is co-founder of “In Between Butoh”, an international dance company who specialise in putting ‘the audience in direct contact with their deepest anguishes and obsessions’
Minako Seki’s style ‘Dancing Between’ has been recognized worldwide, receiving numerous prizes and awards for her unique choreographic method, through which she examines emotional states between both the boundaries of reality and illusion, and between consciousness and unconsciousness. As well as leading the reEnter / Creative Dojo project, she still performs in major theatre venues and festivals all over the world.
Bollywood superstar Shekhar Ravjiani is best known as one half of legendary Indian musical duo Vishal and Shekhar. He made his cinematic debut to great acclaim in Neerja, and is currently a judge on India's The Voice.
An iconoclast and innovative artist, Ernesto Tomasini moves with ease between classical theatre and performance art and between contemporary music and alternative cabaret. Add to all that a good dose of radio, television and cinema and you get an eclectic and exciting body of work
Russian soprano Yana Ivanilova is one of the greatest living Russian chamber singers. She received her Master’s at the Gnesin Academy as Valentina Levko’s pupil, and her doctorate at the Moscow Conservatory under Nina Dorliak-Richter. In 1998 she received second prize at the Schneider-Trnavsky International Vocal Competition and has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses.
was born into a family of traditional Japanese dancers and began to study dancing aged four. Since 2002 she has been working with famed butoh dancer Yukio Waguri. In 2011, she performed “Transformation Girl” choreographed using the Hijikata method of butoh, in 7 countries in Asia and Europe. As well as her extensive fame in Japan, she regularly performs in the United States and Europe.
is an Italo-Swiss multi-disciplinary artist, director and choreographer. Since 1998 she has worked intensively with butoh, creating her own style to explore the limits of mind and body. She co-founded the butoh group In Between in 2003 and founded the international project Limits in 2008. Since 2010 she is director of the trinational festival Butoh-Off and still performs throughout Europe, Russia and the US.
are generally considered one of the world’s finest choirs. They have performed with soloists like Plácido Domingo as well as appearing as the Baden Baden Festival Choir.They were founded by Gerhard Mortier, director of the Salzburg Festival
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Since 1991, the Orchestra has been a regular participant of the Contemporary Music Festival “Gaida”, annually presenting premières by the Lithuanian composers. It could be claimed, that almost all of the symphonic works by the Lithuanian composers were premièred by the LNSO, many of them are dedicated to maestro Juozas Domarkas.
new london children's choir
New London Children’s Choir are one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs, whose many accolades include a Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording. In recent years, they have worked with artists as diverse as Lou Reed, Katherine Jenkins and Damon Albarn, as well as performing for the Queen at the opening of St. Pancras International Station.
Prizewinning conductor Martynas Staškus has been the music director of three world premieres. He has conducted performances of many internationally acclaimed artists in countries all over the world.