St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre sees good prospects
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre (named after Leonid Yakobson) performing at Belarusian National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre in late January
Three wonderful performances are planned: choreographic miniatures, Rodin, and the one-act ballet The Bedbug are scheduled for the first night. The classical ballet Swan Lake, by Piotr Tchaikovsky, is to delight audiences for the next evenings.
The St. Petersburg Theatre hopes that its tour dates in Minsk will initiate long-term co-operation with the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. In future, Belarusian ballet fans will have the opportunity to see more such productions.
The unique Ballet Theatre was founded 42 years ago (named after outstanding 20th century choreographer Leonid Yakobson). It became the first Russian Ballet Theatre, separate from the opera company, with a repertoire spanning classical works and modern pieces, severity and expression, tradition and novelty.