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Ketevan Papava

Ketevan Papava was born in Tbilisi (Georgia). After her education at Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg she became a member of Mariinsky Theatre from 2001 to 2006. Her repertoire comprised many classical and contemporary solo roles at that time. Moreover, she performed at the State Opera of Sofia. The Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper engaged her as demi-soloist in 2006. In 2010 she was appointed soloist of the Vienna State Ballet, in 2015 she was promoted to first soloist.

The repertoire of the charismatic dancer comprises the title roles in Boris Eifman’s »Anna Karenina«, Davide Bombana’s »Ballett: Carmen« and Michael Corder’s "The Snow Queen", Tatjana in John Cranko’s »Onegin«, Ballerina in Eifman’s »Giselle Rouge", Myrtha in Elena Tschernischova’s »Giselle«, Street dancer in Rudolf Nureyev’s »Don Quixote«, Spanish dancer in Nureyev’s »Swan Lake«, Diana in Manuel Legris’ »Sylvia«, Carabosse in Peter Wright’s »The Sleeping Beauty«, Queen in Martin Schläpfer’s»The Sleeping Beauty«, La Brambilla in Maurice Béjart’s »Le Concours«, Madame Larina in Cranko’s »Onegin«, Lescaut's beloved in Kenneth MacMillan’s »Manon«, Empress Elisabeth and Marie Gräfin Larisch in MacMillan’s »Mayerling«, Potiphars Weib in John Neumeier’s »Josephs Legende«, the main role in Neumeier’s »Le Sacre«, Hans van Manen's »Adagio Hammerklavier«, Jiří Kylián's »Petite Mort«, »Bella Figura« and »Symphony of Psalms« as well as William Forsythe's »The Second Detail«. Furthermore, she danced in works by George Balanchine, Jiří Bubeníček, Ben van Cauwenbergh, Nils Christe, Rudi van Dantzig, David Dawson, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Thierry Malandain, Wayne McGregor, Helen Pickett, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Martin Schläpfer – such as »Ein Deutsches Requiem« and »Lontano« –, Heinz Spoerli, Twyla Tharp as well as Grete Wiesenthal's »Wein, Weib und Gesang« and Fanny Elßler's Cachucha from »Le Diable boiteux«. Moreover, she created roles in Jorma Elo’s »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«, Patrick de Bana’s »Marie Antoinette«, Natalia Horecna’s »Contra Clockwise Witness«, Antony McDonald's & Ashley Page's »Ein Reigen« and in Daniel Proietto's »Blanc«.

Events with Ketevan Papava

10. September 2023
Sunday
14.00
No intermission

Dialog am Löwensofa

14. September 2023
Thursday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Don Quixote

16. September 2023
Saturday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Don Quixote

02. October 2023
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Giselle

09. October 2023
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Giselle

27. November 2023
Monday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

30. November 2023
Thursday
18.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

03. December 2023
Sunday
18.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

06. December 2023
Wednesday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

23. December 2023
Saturday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

27. December 2023
Wednesday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

29. December 2023
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

04. January 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

05. January 2024
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

09. January 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

11. January 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

25. January 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

24. March 2024
Sunday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

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