The Festival ended on November 27 with “Petipa. Metamorphosis. XXI century”, at the Alexandrinsky Theatre, with a programme which reflects the wide range of interest that outstanding masters of contemporary ballet have shown towards the Master’s creative heritage – his masterpieces Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Giselle.
Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre performed “Paquita” in a version by Sergei Vikharev and Vyacheslav Samodurov
On November 26, the South African troupe of Dada Masilo «The Dance Factory» from Johannesburg presented their own version of the ballet “Giselle”.
On November 24 lecture hall of the Hermitage hosted a round table discussion «Around the Queen of Spades», accompanying the premiere of the documentary film “Silver and Gold of the Queen of Spades”, directed by Manas Sirakhanyan.