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Mosaic International Dance Festival 2023

Dubai Opera
Nov, 8 and 9, 2023

Dubai Opera will come alive with grace, artistry, and the beauty of ballet as the Mosaic International Dance Festival takes centre stage on November 8 and 9, 2023, marking the grand launch of this annual cultural spectacle.


This festival will kick off with two mesmerising shows that provide an astonishing prelude to the upcoming seasons: The “Bloom Dance Project” by Natalia Osipova and the “Legend and Legacy of Nureyev” accompanied by the Birmingham Royal Ballet Orchestra and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.


The festival will open with the captivating “Bloom Dance” project by Natalia Osipova, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her generation. Osipova’s program features a mesmerising display of solos and duets, ranging from timeless classics to brilliant new ballets. 

Joining her on this remarkable journey will be several renowned stars from The Royal Ballet and London’s prestigious theatre scene. 


On the second day of the opening, the festival pays homage to the legendary dancer and global icon, Rudolf Nureyev. Presented in association with the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, the “Legend and Legacy of Nureyev” show features a new generation of dancers that offers a captivating glimpse into the magic and artistry of the internationally celebrated dancer.


Leading ballet stars from all over the globe will unite to present a dazzling array of highlights from his transformative career, combined with new contemporary pieces that will be performed by an international cast hailing from prestigious companies, including the Royal Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet, and many others. Joined by the orchestra of The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the dancers shall interpret a selection of pieces, each chosen to represent a different aspect of Nureyev’s incredible life and work.

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