Posted on May 27, 2015
The laureates of this year’s Benois de la Danse have been announced, with The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Tale dominating the prize.
The ballet won in three categories: for Christopher Wheeldon as choreographer, Joby Talbot as composer and Edward Watson for his performance as Leontes.
John Macfarlane won the scenography category for his work on Liam Scarlett’s Hummingbird for San Francisco Ballet. Svetlana Zakharova won the ballerina category for her performances as Marguerite Gautier in The Lady of the Camellias and Mekhmene-Banu in Legend of Love, both at the Bolshoi Ballet.
Visit the Benois de la Danse website for more about the prize.
Picture: Edward Watson as Leontes. Photograph © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014