Latvian National Opera and Ballet

​Aivars Leimanis has achieved master of arts degree for dance major at GITIS(Russian Academy of Theatre Art) in 1995. Since 1993, he has been working as a art director of Latvia National Opera and Ballet.

The works he has choreographed include: 〈Carlsons File...>(Awarded with Latvia Music Award in 2013), 〈La Bayadere>, 〈Le Corsaire>, 〈Swan Lake>, 〈The Nutcracker>, 〈Francesca da Rimini>, 〈The Sleeping Beauty>, 〈The Fountain of Bakhchisarav>, 〈The Life>(Symphony No.5), 〈Coppélia>, 〈Atlantis>, 〈Concerto Grosso>, and 〈Ballet Miniature> which was awarded with Budapest Best Choreography Award in 1998.

While he has been presenting cultural arts of Latvia in 40 different countries around the world including USA, France, China and Britain, he also participated as a member of Vladimir Vasiliev and Yekaterina Maximova Star Group. Aivars Leimanis was awarded with 'Three-Star Order' which is the best honorary award of Latvia for cultural works in 2003.

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Latvian National Opera and Ballet - Anna Karenina Trio

Choreography - Boris Eifman / Music - Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Anna Karenina was first performed in Saint Petersberg on April 2nd, 2005, choreographed by the master of modern ballet of Russia, Boris Elfman with the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The story is based on the original novel of Lev Tolstoy, the great writer of Russia. Tolstoy's 1700-page-long novel Anna Karenina is well-known for its perspective that describes emotions and actions between man and woman not only in a personal view but also in social terms. principal dancers of Latvian National Ballet will perform the highlight trio part which describes the conflict between Karenina, Karenin, and Vronsky.

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Latvian National Opera and Ballet - Tango

Choreography - Kšištofs Pastors / Music - Arturs Maskats

Three couples of principal dancers from Latvian National Ballet performs a charming tango-style ballet piece. Enthusiastic, dynamic, and both cold and passionate moves to the Tango by Arturs Maskats catch the eyes of the audience throughout the show and leaves a lingering image even without any storyline. The piece will be the grand final of 2016 K-Ballet World opening GALA performance.