NIKOLAÏ ANDROSOV

 MODERN AND CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHER

Due to the insistence of many soloists and dancers, Nikolai Androsov, born in Moscow in 1963, creative choreographer and former soloist within the Ballet Moissiev, took over the National Ballet of Russian Seasons in accordance with the rights holders of the name and the Russian State, at the opening of Russia toward the Occident in 1991.

 

He choreographed two creations 'L’Oiseau de feu' and 'Petrushka' and immediately met success with the company that then would tour through more than 40 countries! Japan, USA, South America ... which offered the young choreographer so many opportunities to tour and create.

 

Then it is the consecration for Nikolai when Maya Plissetksaya, the undisputed legend of the Bolshoi, asked him to collaborate with her. Throughout the world, each ballet with Maya is a triumph.

 

He then created choreographies with the Bolshoi, the Marinskii, in Japan, in the USA, the Rome Opera, the Vienna State Opera, France, Avignon (Festival) and works with many international stars like Patrick Dupond, Marie-Claude Pietragalla ...

 

In 2003, he choreographed a massive project in St. Petersburg with Luciano Pavarotti, Emma Chaplin, Demis Roussos, Scorpion... in front of 42 heads of state.

 

The particularity of Nikolai Androsov is the original and successful marriage between popular dance, folk dance, contemporary dance technique and art of the Grand Classical Ballet.

 

With the libretto by Alan Simon, Tristan & Isolde, Nikolaï created a lavish ballet, which won the Award for the best musical show in February 2016 in Russia. They then created the musical Cap'taine Kid.

 

Nicolai was also the great "artistic officer" of the grand show given by the group The Scorpions alongside Luciano Pavarotti and Whitney Houston, performance at the celebration of 300 years of the city of St Petersburg.

 

For Excalibur Alan Simon created the staging and asked Nikolai to offer his ideas for a show that helps Irish dancers, actors, singers, musicians, actor Ralf Bauer as well as the aerial artist Simone Heitinga (Cirque du Soleil) to offer a total spectacle.

 

 

CIARAN DEVLIN

 IRISH DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER

From county Derry in Northern Ireland, Ciaran began classes in Irish Dance at 5 years old.

 At age 17 after competing and winning at the highest levels in competition he was chosen as a cast member for a new Las Vegas production of Michael Flatley's 'Lord of the Dance'. Seven months later he became the youngest ever male principal, and in 2000 was chosen to be understudy on the 'Feet of Flames' world tour.

 

He then became the principal in the flagship European cast of 'Lord of the Dance', and has toured Asia, Europe, Russia, and South Africa. After performing on 'Dancing with the stars' in 2007, Ciaran retired from the stage and began to develop his choreography work.

 

He has since choreographed for dance schools all across the USA, and had a world champion winning piece in 2009.

 

 Ciaran currently resides in Scotland and is a successful restaurateur in the Scottish Highlands. He choreographs for various companies all over the world, and is known for pushing the boundaries with his creations.

 

Ciaran created for the symphonic ballet Tristan & Isolde breathtaking Irish choreographies. The mission of Ciaran is to highlight the interactivity of the Excalibur show with the public. A challenge that stimulates the talented choreographer.

Simone Heitinga is a fairy, a miracle, a vision, a dream! Goddess capable of choreographic and Visual prowess 20 meters above the ground. Simone chains together magical moves. This world-class and peerless artist is one of the leading figures of the Cirque du Soleil around the world for 17 years.

Inspired and inspiring Simone literally dances in the space. She was already present on the last Excalibur tour.

With this new Excalibur Simone wishes to offer to the public precious moments of grace.

SIMONE HEITINGA

 AERIAL DANCER

CHOREOGRAPHERS

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