Presented by MuzArts and PMB Presentations

Modanse starring Svetlana Zakharova

Bolshoi ballet superstar Svetlana Zakharova pays tribute to Coco Chanel in her new programme.

Internationally acclaimed ballerina Svetlana Zakharova – the Bolshoi’s prima – is famous for thrilling audiences and critics all over the world with her formidable technique and her sparkling dramatic interpretation of classical and contemporary roles.

Following Amore, her sell-out 2017 programme, Zakharova returns to the London Coliseum in December with Modanse – a brand-new double bill produced by MuzArts.

Zakharova will be joined on stage by a star-studded cast of dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet, including Mikhail Lobukhin, Vaycheslav Lopatin, Denis Savin, Jacopo Tissi and Ana Turazashvili.

Like a Breath
The Baroque style of Händel’s music in this ballet beautifully complements Mauro Bigonzetti’s choreography which is, in turn, matched with elegant yet daring costumes emphasizing the sexuality of dancers and their movements.

Gabrielle Chanel
This gorgeous new ballet – a tribute to the legendary Coco Chanel – is a collaboration between choreographer Yuri Possokhov and composer Ilya Demutsky.

Zakharova performs the title role in a story that explores Chanel’s connections to the world of dance through Sergei Diaghilev and his ballets ‘Le Train Bleu’ (1924) and ‘Apollon Musagète’ (1929).

More than eighty costumes have been designed exclusively for the ballet by CHANEL Creative Studio headed by Virginie Viard, creative director of CHANEL Fashion House.

Support for the UK premiere is provided by ROSATOM.

Running Time
2hrs 15mins

This production is performed to a recorded soundtrack.

Tickets available from £25 (plus booking fee)*
*£2.25 booking fee per ticket

Running time includes 25 minute interval

Age guidance: 5 yrs +

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or

Creative Team

Mauro Bigonzetti

Choreography - Like a Breath

George Frideric Händel

Music - Like a Breath

Helena De Medeiros

Costume Design - Like a Breath

Carlo Cerri

Lighting Design - Like a Breath

Yuri Possokhov

Choreography - Gabrielle Chanel

Ilya Demutsky

Music - Gabrielle Chanel

Alexei Frandetti

Libretto & Direction - Gabrielle Chanel


Costume Design - Gabrielle Chanel

Maria Tregubova

Set Design - Gabrielle Chanel

Ilya Starilov

Video Design - Gabrielle Chanel

Ivan Vinogradov

Lighting Design - Gabrielle Chanel

Yuri Baranov

General Producer

Kate Matlashenko

Executive Producer


Svetlana Zakharova

Mikhail Lobukhin

Vyacheslav Lopatin

Denis Savin

Jacopo Tissi

Ana Turazashvili

Anastasia Stashkevich

Victoria Litvinova

Nelli Kobakhidze

Svetlana Pavlova

Marfa Fyodorova

Tatiana Osipova

Anita Pudikova

Karim Abdullin

Alexei Gaynutdinov

Anna Grigorieva

Vasily Danilchuk

Anton Gaynutdinov

Oscar Lyndon Alexander Frame

Support for the UK premiere is provided by