Program 2018

Аn international scientific conference «Marius Petipa on the World Ballet Scene»

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, this conference will bring together theatre historians, ballet researchers and choreographers whose aim it is to reconstruct historical performances by Petipa.

17/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Museum of Theater and Music. Ostrovsky sqr, 6

“La Bayadère – Nation of Illusion”. Noism, Japan

The ballet programme of the festival will therefore open on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre on November 21 with La Bayadère – Nation of Illusion

21/11/2018 19:00
The Alexandrinsky Theatre

Master class of choreography from the Japanese troupe NOISM

On November 22 the master class of choreography from the Japanese troupe Noism will be held at The Red Triangle factory. The Noism Company will demonstrate a Noism Method.

22/11/2018 11:00
The Red Triangle Business Center. 136 Obvodny Canal, passage 4


How to write music for a ballet, how to relate a dance movement and a musical phrase; what is “recomposition” and why it is so exciting to work with another’s musical matrices and formulas? Authors: Yuri Krasavin, composer of the Petipa’s ballet reconstruction by Viharev and Samodurov “Pakhita” and music critic Gulyara Sadih-zade.

22/11/2018 16:30
Masters School

Ballets “The Girl with Porcelain Eyes” (Provincial Dances Theatre, Yekaterinburg) and “Epic Short” (The Norwegian National Ballet)

On November 22, at the Baltic House Theatre-Festival, viewers can see two ballets.

22/11/2018 19:00
Baltic House Festival-Theatre

Lecture “An anniversary of the adventurer: who created the Russian ballet”

Classical ballet is the pride of Russia, Marius Petipa is the pride of Russian ballet: every third ballet poster in the country is named after him. Is it possible to see the real Petipa today – and what do we really know about him?

23/11/2018 16:00
Petrovsky Hall. The Twelve Collegia building, Saint Petersburg State University

“Paquita”, Ural Opera Ballet

Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre will perform “Paquita” in a version by Sergei Vikharev and Vyacheslav Samodurov

23/11/2018 19:00
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater

A round table discussion “Around the Queen of Spades”

On November 24 lecture hall of the Hermitage will host 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.

24/11/2018 18:30
General Staff Building of the State Hermitage

Video-marathon of the Mats Ek’s ballet films

Films about the ballets of the famous choreographer Mats Ek

25/11/2018 - 27/11/2018
Angleterre Cinema Lounge

Baroque music concert

A baroque music concert dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the singer Praskovia Zhemchugova.

25/11/2018 19:00
St Petersburg State Capella

Ballet “Giselle”. The Dance Factory, South Africa

On November 26, the South African troupe of Dada Masilo «The Dance Factory» from Johannesburg will present they own version of the ballet “Giselle”.

26/11/2018 20:00
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater

A presentation of the encyclopedic album “Marius Petipa. La Dansomanie” in two volumes

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music also presents an encyclopedic album ‘Marius Petipa. La Dansomanie’ in two volumes.

27/11/2018 16:00
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music

Ballet concert “Petipa. Metamorphosis. XXI century”

The Festival will end 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.

27/11/2018 19:00
The Alexandrinsky Theatre