Ilim Group has become a strategic partner of the IX Context. Diana Vishneva international festival of contemporary choreography.
The festival events will take place this autumn in Moscow and St. Petersburg. With the festival featuring both the main and parallel programs this year, the key festival events will be the Russian Contemporary Choreography Gala Night, which will be held in October in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as the Scheherazade ballet starring Diana Vishneva, the People’s Artist of Russia and a principal dancer of the Mariinsky Theater.
Specially for the festival a book about Pina Bausch, a legendary dancer, and the Scheherazade ballet booklet have been published. Both books were printed on high-quality coated Omela paper produced by Ilim Group.
Every year Ilim Group supports significant social and cultural projects, healthcare institutions, junior sports organizations and orphanages, as well as veterans and children with disabilities with over RUB 700 million allocated for these projects in 2020. The cultural projects, which Ilim supported last year, include the Message to Man International Film Festival, the Context. Diana Vishneva international festival of contemporary choreography and The Iron Age. Europe without Borders exhibition held by the Hermitage.
The Diana Vishneva Foundation for Ballet Promotion and Development was established in 2010 by Diana Vishneva, People’s Artist of Russia and a principal dancer of the Mariinsky Theater. The Foundation’s initiatives are focused on promotion and improvement of accessibility of ballet. The largest project of the Foundation, the Context. Diana Vishneva international festival of contemporary choreography, gives the audience an opportunity to see the best contemporary dance performances, it erases the borders between different genres and helps young talents to unleash their potential. The festival program includes both foreign and Russian dance performances, film screenings and workshops.