Surely the ballet is a must-see while in Russia - this afternoon you will be treated to a ballet performance to remember.
The history of Russian choreographic art goes back more than two and a half centuries, although foreign masters played an important role in the establishment and evolution of Russian ballet. The second half of the 19th century was the time of the Russian musical genius, Tchaikovsky, and his co-creator, choreographer Marius Petipa. Together they made such masterpieces as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. This was the time of fabulous ballet stars whose talent created new movements in dance that are now known as classical ballet. St Petersburg’s school of ballet still creates world famous stars.
In the early 20th century Russian ballet triumphantly conquered Paris. The best Russian ballets were performed by the best Russian dancers, during the so-called ‘Saisons Russes’. Since that time, classical Russian ballet has become a cultural brand of the country.
This afternoon of ballet is an opportunity to experience an exciting performance at one of the leading centres of art. Dancers from one of the St Petersburg companies are invited to perform on stage for your special enjoyment.
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