Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow
Today, on November 20, 2016 took place the solemn opening of the monument of great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The monument decorates a square on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow, near Bolshoi Theatre. The ceremony, held on the birthday of the outstanding ballerina, visited Russian authorities – Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina, chief conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, composer Rodion Shchedrin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin and the head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow Alexey Yemelyanenko. Author of the sculpture – Victor Mitroshin, project architect – Alexey Tikhonov. The height of the monument – nine meters; on a pedestal engraved the autograph of Maya Plisetskaya. The composition depicts a dancing ballerina in the role of Carmen. During the event, there was music from “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin.