9 April 2021 16:29 (UTC+04:00)
By Laman Ismayilova
World-famous dancer and choreographer Eldar Aliyev has been awarded the honorary title “Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation”.
The chief choreographer of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, Eldar Aliyev, was born in Baku where he graduated from the Baku College of Choreography. From 1979–1992 he was a leading soloist of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Theatre. His repertoire includes leading roles in “Don Quixote”, “The Legend of Love”, “Le Corsaire”, “Swan Lake”, “La Bayadère”, “Spartacus”, and etc.
Moreover, the choreographer has recently presented a new version of Fikrat Amirov’s ballet “One Thousand and One Nights”.
More than 300 costumes with hand embroidery were made for the ballet show. Some of them were made at the workshop, while most part by experienced craftsmen in St. Petersburg.
The magnificent performance of the ballet dancers left no one indifferent. The ballet was accompanied by the soloist of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, tar musician Ramin Azimov. The orchestra was conducted by the chief conductor and musical director of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Ayyub Guliyev.
Azerbaijan’s traditional music instruments – tar and naghara were presented to the theatre on behalf of the national musicians.
The long-necked music instrument featured in the score of Fikrat…