Alla Sigalova


Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1978, where she studied under Natalia Dudinskaya.  Completed Directing courses at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 1983, internship in 1985.

 In 1987-1989 served as a choreographer at "Satyricon" theatre, directing choreography in Jean Genét’s “Les Bonnes" and Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s “Hercules in the Augean Stables”.

 In 1989-2000 - head of the first Russian private theatre of modern dance, the Alla Sigalova Independent Troupe. Productions include “Hide and Seek with Loneliness”, incorporating music of Olivier Messiaen, Gustav Mahler and George Gershwin, "Othello" using the music score from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name, "Queen of spades" with the score by Alfred Schnittke, “Salome” based on the music by Karol Szymanowski and Ernest Chausson, Fernand Crommelynck’s “Le Sculpteur des masques” with the music score by modern composers. “La Divina” in memory of Maria Callas, Anatoly Marienhof’s “The Cynics”, “Images of tango” based on music by Ástor Piazzolla.

Choreography productions at other theatres: “The Diary of the Ordinary Girl” based on “The Diary” by Nina Kosterina, Vladimir Dashkevich and Yuli Kim’s "The Bedbug" based on the play by Vladimir Mayakovsky at the Mayakovsky Theatre, Vasily Aksyonov’s “Overstocked Packaging Barrels”, Vladimir Dashkevich and Yuli Kim’s “Passions for Bumbarash” at the Tabakov Theatre, Sławomir Mrożek’s "Banana" at the Mossovet Theatre, «Romeo and Juliette» at the Pushkin Theatre, “Dzhan” based on the story by Andrei Platonov, Witold Gombrowicz’s “Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy” at  the  Lower Saxony State Theatre, Sławomir Mrożek’s "Tango" at Nuremberg State Theatre in Germany, Eugene Marin Labiche’s "Coin-box" at Theatre Royal de Liege in Belgium, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Gambler” at the Latvian National Theatre, August Strindberg’s  “The Dance of Death” and “Russian Laughter” at the Riga Russian Theatre, “The Wilko Girls” based on Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s work in Modena, Italy and others.  

Choreographic performances created:  Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker" at the Ekaterinburg Municipal Ballet, "Duets" based on music by Avet Terterian, “Yellow Tango” based on works of Ástor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel’s "Bolero" at the Latvian National Opera, “Sunset Sketches” based on music by Leonid Desyatnikov - the joint project of the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Latvian National Opera and the Moscow Union of Musicians, “Love Dreams” at the Estrada Theatre, “Russian seasons” based on music by Leonid Desyatnikov, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” and “The Wedding” at Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, “Concerto Grosso” with music by George Frideric Handel at the Mariinskiy Theatre, “Poor Lisa” with music by Leonid Desyatnikov.

 Choreographic production in operas: Sergei Slonimsky’s “Visions of Ivan the Terrible” at the  Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre, Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff” at the Mariinsk Theatre.

Opera productions: Giuseppe Verdi’s "La Traviata" at the New Opera Theatre, Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” at the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre, “Nights of Cabiria” by Raimonds Pauls at the Pushkin Theatre and at the Riga Theatre of Russian Drama.

Direction of Gustave Flaubert’s "Madame Bovary" at the Pushkin Theatre, Maurice Ravel’s “Carmen Etudes”, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” at Chekhov's Moscow Theatre of Arts and other performances.

Production of numerous choreographic works and music shows on TV and stage.

The creator and the host of a radio program dedicated to dancing on the channel "Culture".

Co-operated with musicians Gidon Kremer, Mstislav Rostropovich, Evgeny Kolobov; directors Robert Sturua, Roman Viktyuk, Roman Kozak, Kirill Serebrennikov, Alvis Hermanis.

From 1982 until 2004 taught stage dance at the Directing department of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

The professor and the chairman of Actor's Dexterity Development at MkhAT Studio School.

In 2008 she was presented with the national theatrical award “Golden Mask” for “achievements in choreography and drama theatre.”



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