Diaghilev P.S. Festival – Program 2023

Dear friends and colleagues! The team of Diaghilev P.S. Festival is pleased to announce the main program for 2023. 


The Festival will start on 13th of November with a traditional musical event: a new concert of pianist and producer Alexey Goribol.

The dance program will be opened by the Pushkin State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Nizhny Novgorod. The company will come to the Festival for the first time, and on November 14th on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater it will present a dance recital to the music of composers of the early XX century “Terezin Quartet” created with the participation of four choreographers: Tatiana Baganova, Maxim Petrov, Alexander Sergeev, and Alessandro Caggegi. Another Russian participant of the Festival will be the Shostakovich Samara Opera and Ballet Theater. On November 28th, St. Petersburg audience will see “The Time of Dolgushin” dance recital dedicated to the legacy of the outstanding dancer and choreographer, an elegant and intellectual artist of the St. Petersburg school.

Фотограф Ирина Гладунко

The Diaghilev P. S. international program includes ensembles from India and China. St. Petersburg residents and guests of the Festival will meet the Aditi Mangaldas Company, one of the main ensembles supporting and developing the tradition of ancient Kathak dance in India and staging both classical and modern productions based on it, bringing the Kathak language into the today’s world. On November 16th, they will present the WITHIN performance. Another guest is the Chinese Xiexin Dance Theater (XDT). On November 30th, the closing day of Diaghilev P. S., for the first time St. Petersburg will see the T.I.M.E. (“Time”) production created by choreographer Xie Xin, a young star of Asian choreography who collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In September 2023, her work will be the first premiere of the Paris Opera ballet season. 

The exhibition program in 2023 is dedicated to the Diva phenomenon, idols of the public — actresses of the Russian theater of the first half of the XXth century and their fates against the background of the changing times. On November 22th, “The Judgment of Paris. Birth of a Goddess” exhibition of the Museum of Theatre and Music will open within the framework of the Festival. The exhibition will be located in the Sheremetev Palace — Museum of Music.

The educational program of “Diaghilev P.S.” includes two events. On November 24th the Plant Bakery will host a round table where the guests and friends of the Festival will discuss how the modern ballet and folk dance traditions are combined nowadays, what we understand by authentic movement and why ethnic motifs should be combined with classics. On November 18th, the audience will also be able to see the presentation of the “Donna Tanya” documentary film. It is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ballerina and choreographer Tatiana Leskova, great-granddaughter of writer Nikolai Leskov, who lives in Brazil, has made a significant contribution to the development of ballet in this country. She has restored the performances of Leonid Massine, the author of the legendary “Parade” avant-garde ballet, the manifesto of Cubism and one of the best known theatrical works of Pablo Picasso.


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