Osipova is a superstar of dance, with a ballet pedigree that includes The Bolshoi, American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet. She is a force of nature, celebrated for her brilliant technique, vivid characterisation and electrifying energy.
The three-part AAF 2017 programme comprises work inspired by her unique abilities, by three contemporary choreographers: Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet Flanders Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Babel), the innovative Russell Maliphant and the imaginative and much sought-after Arthur Pita.
In Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Qutb, Osipova is joined on stage by contemporary dancers Jason Kittelberger and James O’Hara. In Russell Maliphant’s Silent Echo and Arthur Pita’s Run Mary Run, she performs with real life partner Sergei Polunin, who is also considered somewhat of a ballet ‘rock star’ (Take Me To Church).