Ballet film for Dutch National Ballet, both directed and choreographed by Milena Sidorova. Music by Brent Lewis, Doris Day, CAN and Free the Robots. Praised by major Dutch newspapers NRC Handelsblad, Volkskrant and Trouw. Available on YouTube.
“The nicest surprise of the evening was a short dance film Rose. […] Sidorova is heavily influenced by Latin ballroom dancing, making optimal use of the sharp lines of Latin and the dancers’ long, long legs.”
Group work for Dutch National Ballet, part of the new programme ‘Dancing Apart Together’. Premiered at September 2020. Music by Vivian Fung.
“Milena Sidorova has created a refreshingly original piece with a musical and interesting movement idiom and creative stage patterns. Jessica Xuan and Jared Wright were wrapped deliciously around one another and the light-hearted interpretation of Vivian Fung’s music for pizzicato strings with little bobs and mouse-like runs was delightful. Sidorova has proved more than capable of choreographing for the big stage and hopefully we will see much more of her in the future.”
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Hold On (2020)
Group work for Dutch National Ballet, inspired by the global lockdown due to the corona virus. Music from the Dutch band Di-rect. This choreography immediately went viral with 100.000+ views on YouTube and more than a million views on Facebook.
New Project (2020)
Intimate duet, made possible by a fellowship of The Center for Ballet and the Arts of NYU. To premiere in New York City. Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
International production for a young audience (2+) in partnership with Dutch National Opera, Oorkaan and Philharmonie Luxembourg. Premiered on October 19, 2019 in Amsterdam and scheduled to tour internationally for the next years.
Winner of the YAM awards 2020. From the jury:
“Very high level. The artists are excellent. Many nice ideas and great movements. It is just amazing how sometimes a performance becomes something more. Here it happens. […] The preciseness of all the artistic intensions is a delight. To make art for children from 2 till 5 years and still make it interesting for all ages, also parents is extremely difficult, but in this production they have nailed it.”
“It’s rare for contestants to have two bites of the cherry, as Dutch National Ballet’s Milena Sidorova did with her gorgeous duet in the first half and a sparkling, ebullient solo, A.I., for Aya Okumura that closed the show.”
“Easiest to love were Milena Sidorova’s two short pieces for Dutch National Ballet.AI, which closed the programme, was a riff on Artificial Intelligence, danced with verve and humour by Aya Okumura. It was a fast moving work, where robotic gestures regularly broke the dazzling flow of movement.“
Premiered at the Dutch National Ballet and featured at Lowlands Festival. Selected for International Draft Works 2019 (Royal Opera House). Awards: Critic’s Choice Best Premiere in leading dance magazine Dance Europe.
“Best of all were two pieces of Milena Sidorova of Dutch National Ballet. […] Danced to the Groove Armada track At the river, one could almost see the sand dunes and inhale the salty air referred to in the lyrics as the dancers swayed and swooped through Sidorova’s musical, expressive movement; her obvious choreographic skill and talent mark her out as one to watch.”
Widely praised. A new choreography that highlights people’s relationship with technology, obsession over social media, addiction to ‘likes’ and its influence on existing and newly formed human relationships. To be performed by the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company in 30+ theaters (2018/2019). A video of the entire choreography is available for (international) ballet companies that consider adding this piece to their repertoire, please contact me for more information.