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Evening of Russian Ballet in the palace theaters of St. Petersburg




24 April–10 May 2014

Tour participants - soloists famous ballet theaters in Russia (Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky Theatre Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, St. Petersburg theater "Russian Ballet"): Potekhina Natalia, Natalia Ledovskaya, V. Kazakov, Michael Venschikov, Catherine Borchenko, Cyril Safin, Ilmira Bagautdinova and others. Tour - Lyudmila Bragin - Director of the St. Petersburg theater "Russian Ballet", a well-known producer and theatrical figure, the holder of government awards and diplomas in the field of culture.

Гастроли завершены

For the first time in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru took a tour of Russian ballet stars, the unique composition of participants and the level of professionalism of the artists. Preparation of the tour was a few years by the organizer - St. Petersburg theater "Russian Ballet" and its director Lyudmila Bragin, as well as the host country. After long and hard work round took place in the period from 24 April to 10 May 2014 and brought the inhabitants of Latin America an unforgettable experience of exploring the art of ballet, presented at the highest level. In the tour was attended by Prime Minister of the Bolshoi Theatre, Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Volchkov, prima ballerina Musical Theatre. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, People's Artist of Russia Natalia Ledovskaya Prime Mariinsky Theatre, Honored Artist of Russia Igor Kolb, prima ballerina of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Honored Artist of Russia Ekaterina Borchenko, leading soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Michael Venschikov, leading soloist of the Bavarian National Opera Maxim Chaschegorov, prima -balerina theater "Russian Ballet" Natalia Potekhina and other soloists. During the five days of stay in Colombia ballet artists looked about ten thousand spectators. The concerts, which have acquired the status of cultural events of national significance, actively covered by leading Colombian television and other media. In his spare time performances by Russian artists were offered a rich cultural program, which included horse tour of the historical center of Cartagena, familiarity with the "colonial" life of Colombia, the rise of the sacred mountain of Montserrat in Bogota, visiting the museum of the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero in Medellin. In the capital of Ecuador, Quito, where for many years there is a professional ballet company, with particular enthusiasm fragments were taken from the play "The Flames of Paris", "Scheherazade," "Arlequin", which are absent in the repertoire of Latin American theater. After the concert for Russian artists an excursion to the memorial "Center of the World» (Mitad del Mundo), located at the zero point of the equator. Relationship with Latin America was completed in Peru, where the public were presented two different programs of classical choreography. May 7, 2014 at a concert in Lima attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Peru with his wife and members of the diplomatic corps. Capital of Peru won the Russian artists pitched majestic Pacific coast, tangible national color, rich cultural landscape of the city. In all countries that have been able to visit in the tour, the audience enthusiastically took Russian artists. Music by Bizet, selected artistic director Michael Venschikovym tour for the staging bis drowned endless ovation, which the audience bestowed the final output of artists. Public and commentators leading Latin American publications admired their impeccable professionalism, virtuosity of execution, fantastic dedication.

The organizer of the tour - Directorate of St. Petersburg theater "Russian Ballet" - thanks to the hosts for the high level of the tour, as well as the audience for applause and a warm welcome.


Lyudmila Bragina — Director of the St. Petersburg theater "Russian Ballet".

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