In Moscow took place the opening of the monument to the ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, reports “RIA Novosti”.
The ceremony took place on Bolshaya Dmitrovka street in the centre of the capital, in the square, which was named in honor of the ballerina. The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, principal conductor, Director of the Mariinsky theatre, people’s artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, and Plisetskaya’s husband Rodion Shchedrin.
A monument to the ballerina Maya Plisetskaya on Bolshaya Dmitrovka
“Maya M. [Plisetskaya] is an amazing phenomenon in the world culture, this is the man who glorified the Russian ballet, raised it to a new level. This is a man who glorified Russia, this is the man who is the epitome of talent and femininity. I think that the opening of the monument will attract to this place, not only ballet-lovers, and will attract all those who cherish the Russian culture”, — said the Golodets during the opening ceremony.
The initiator of the monument is Plisetskaya’s husband Rodion Shchedrin. The Agency notes that it actively participated in all stages of a project. The proposal to perpetuate the memory of the ballerina is supported by the Ministry of culture, which provided him extra-budgetary funding. The author of the sculpture became an honored artist of Russia Viktor Mitroshin, who was personally acquainted with Plisetskaya.
Maya Plisetskaya died on 2 may 2015 in Munich at the age of 89 years. For several decades she was the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre. The most famous parties are the ballerina Odette-Odile in “Swan lake”, Aurora in “Sleeping beauty”, Carmen in “Carmen-Suite”, and room “the Dying Swan” to music by Camille Saint-saëns.