After dancing with Dutch National Ballet for sixteen years, principal dancer Artur Shesterikov officially takes his leave of the dance stage. Following the performance of Forsythe on Saturday 24 June, he bid farewell to the company with the solo L’étranger, which was created for the occasion by choreographer Peter Leung.
Artistic director Ted Brandsen calls Artur ‘a true gentleman dancer’: “He is a perfect prince and a considerate partner, hard-working, modest, and super versatile as he is great in many different styles. Always ready to work and open to new ideas, Artur has been a joy to work with and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to watch him develop in his career. The company and the audience will be missing him a lot.”