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"Aurora Palace" Ballet Hall

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Ballets are performed by "Russian Ballet" company.
“Russian Ballet” company was created in 1990 by the family of professional ballet dancers and the dynasty that is more than 100 years old. 
The searching of out of the ordinary choreographic forms and dancing devices, means of experience and range of ballets brought Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian ballet” the glory of one of the most renowned ballet troupes of the world.
That’s why the tour schedule of the Theatre plans for a year ahead. Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian Ballet” constantly gets invitations from different foreign countries to perform there. And every performance in every country, in every citiy has a great success.
Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian Ballet” has already met with recognition of the public in Europe, Asia and America (more then 50 tours Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian Ballet” had in Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Israel, Spain, The United Kingdom, Finland, China, The United States of America and others).
Every year Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian Ballet” takes part in different Ballet Festivals in different countries of the world.
Russian Classical Ballet for all times was the visit card of Russian Culture and Russian Choreographic School remains the best in the world. The strong academic education is one of the most important parts of professionalism of Russian, and particularly Saint-Petersburg, dancers. In proving this fact another fact says: the oldest in Russia and in the whole world ballet school, The Choreographic Academy of Russian ballet named after Agrippina Vaganova, is situated in Saint-Petersburg.
The Choreographic Academy of Russian ballet named after Agrippina Vaganova was created in 1738 by the Great Russian empress Anna Ioanovna.
At the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century national originality of Russian Ballet and stylistic devices of Russian ballet school based on the best features of the most renowned ballet schools of the world began to form. Later due to The Great Genius of Marius Petipa (The Genius Choreographer of Russian Ballet) and to Nikolay Legat and Olga Preobrazhenskaya (Two Great Teachers-Choreographers of Russian Ballet School), academic ballet repertoire was formed and classic dance reach an all-time high of artistic expressiveness and high-class professional soloists were educated.
Traditions of Russian Classical ballet school keep from generation to generation. And year in year out The Choreographic Academy of Russian ballet named after Agrippina Vaganova graduates the future ballet stars of the world.
Names of the most famous graduating students of the Oldest Russian ballet school are renowned all over the world. Matilda Kshesinskaya, Mikhail Fokine, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Vatslav Nizhinsky, George Balanchine, Marina Semenova, Galina Ulanova, Natalia Dudinskaya, Vakhtang Chabukiani, Konstantin Sergeev, Yury Grigorovich, Natalia Makarova, Rudolph Nureev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and others.
Artists of ballet of Saint-Petersburg Theatre “Russian Ballet”  are the graduating students from The Choreographic Academy of Russian ballet named after Agrippina Vaganova. Education of The Choreographic Academy of Russian ballet named after Agrippina Vaganova  enabled them to learn about features of real classical dance in theory and in practice too. They found their own style of performing and high-class level of dancing professionalism

Ballet Hall "Aurora Palace" is built in the middle of 20th century.
The theatre is located close to the historical centre of Saint-Petersburg on the embankment of the Neva river. The view from the windows of the theatre’s lobby is absolutely stunning: the magnificent water artery of the city – the Neva River and historical centre (Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac Cathedral, the Winter Palace-Hermitage, historical landmark – famous cruiser Aurora) take the breath away.

The focal points of the Russian history are closely associated with the cruiser Aurora. The cruiser was launched in 1900 by the order of tsar Nicolas II and fought its first battle during the war between Russia and Japan.

October 25, 1917 became a very special date for “Aurora”, because it fired the shot that started the revolution and signaled to storm the Winter Palace. The cruiser became the symbol of Saint-Petersburg. On board the ship there is a museum which hosts over half a million guests every year. The cruiser and the skyline of the city could be best seen from the lobby of the theater and from the theater’s restaurant.

The seats at the Ballet Hall "Aurora Palace" have the amphitheatre arrangement with back rows located above the front rows like in order to give each guest the clear view of the stage. Soft comfortable armchairs help enjoy the magnificent ballet even better.

The lobby of the theatre is richly decorated with paintings. The exterior is decorated with the beautiful mosaics called “the Anthem to the city” designed by famous artists.



Address: Pirogovskaya Emb., 5/2


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