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Imperial Russian Ballet Theatre

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Imperial Ballet is a unique private theatre, developing the traditions of Russian classical ballet and in able to complete with the famous state theatres.
The theatre dancers - are certificated specialists of the famous Vaganova Academy of Russian ballet.
The theatre cooperates with leading Russian decoration and costume designers: Vycheslav Okunev ("Giselle", "Don Quixote"), G.Soloviev and S.Pastuch (" Swan lake", "The Nutcracker", "Gala - concert of classical ballet", "Diamonds", "The Sleeping Beauty".
The theatre repertoire includes such masterpieces of the world ballet as: "Giselle"(the premiere was on 31 December, 1994), "Don Quixote"(the premiere - 3 March 1996),"The Swan Lake" (the premiere - 26 May 1997), "The Nutcracker" (the premiere - 6 February 1999), "Gala-concert of classical ballet" (the premiere - 7 October 1999), "Diamonds" (the premiere - 7 October 1999), "The Sleeping Beauty". All mentioned ballets were staged according to rules of classical choreography. Theatre performances are accompanied by orchestra.
The Theatre dancers are certificated specialists of the famous Vaganov Academy of Russian Ballet, each of them is talanted and unique.
In Tachkin Ballet Theatre there are 64 professional dancers who studied at famous masters of Russian ballet art, former soloists of Mariinsky Theatre: Yriy Gumba (Honoured Actor of Russia, prize-winner of international competition); Svetlana Efremova (Honoured Actress of Russia, prize-winner of international competition), Irina Kovaleva, Georgy Dzevulsky, Eduard Michasev.
The theatre tours were successful at Spain, Holland, Ireland and Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Republic.

The Theatre is situated in an ancient building in the center of Saint-Petersburg, in the palace which was built on personal means of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas the Second in 1 8 9 8.

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The dancers of the theatre are the graduates of the famous Ballet Academy of Vaganova, each of them represents a talented choreographic personality. It give the theatre the extraordinary professional character.

Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova

The repertoire of the theatre includes such masterpieces of the world famous choreography as :
«Giselle» by A. Adam (first night Dec 31, 1994),
«Don Quixote» by L. Minkus (first night March 3, 1996),
«Swan lake» by P. Tchaikovsky (first night May 26, 1997),
«The Nutcracker» by P. Tchaikovsky (first night Feb 6, 1999),
«Classical Ballet Gala» (first night Oct 7, 1999),
«Diamond» by K. Jenkins (first night Oct 7, 1999),
«Sleeping Beauty» by P. Tchaikovsky.

All mentioned performances are based on classical choreography and on original music versions. Usually the theatre performs with orchestra accompaniment but it is also possible to perform with taped music. During its existence the theatre has performed successfully in United Arabian Emirates, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium , Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The company have 64 professional dancers who are trained by the famous masters of Russian ballet art, in the past - the soloists of Mariinsky Theatre ( Kirov ballet ) :
Yury Gumba, the honoured Artist of Russia, international prize winner,
Svetlana Efremova, the honoured Artist of Russia , international prize winner,
Irina Kovaleva,
Georgi Dzevulski and
Eduard Mikhasev.

The Theatre collaborate with the leading Russian sets and costumes designers:
Viacheslav Okunev («Giselle», «Don Quixote» ),
Galina Solovieva and Simon Pastukh
( «Swan lake», «Nutcracker», «Classical ballet Gala», «Diamond», «Sleeping Beauty»).

Some reviews (click here to view all reviews):

« they look young, pleasing and well - trained.They are a company with style, brought up to make the most of the traditional choreography that still works so well on the Russian stage, and we are lucky to have them.. Classical ballet seems alive and well in their competent hands » (The Sunday Telegraph 12.04.1998 )

«The female corps de ballet in the lakeside swan scenes exudes a mesmeric magic, transcendently beautiful, with a vulnerability to blow away in a breath...» ( Eastern Daily Press 14.04.1998 Norwich )

«What really counts is the powerful sensation, from the opening curtain, that we are drinking from classical ballet’s very source.» ( Evening Press 22.04.1998 York )

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Swan Lake

Don Quixote





Imperial Theatre on the Fontanka

Imperial Theatre on the Fontanka is such an integral part of Saint Petersburg as the Hermitage, Russian Museum, the Admiralty, the Peter and Paul fortress and the Bronze horseman.
Imperial Theatre on the Fontanka is one of the most beautiful theatres of Saint Petersburg. It is situated in the historical center of the city.
The building of the Imperial Theatre on the Fontanka was constructed on the site that belonged to the descendants, a general-lieutenant Count Anton Semjenovich Apraksin, invited the famous Petersburg architect, academic, building the theatre on his territory.
Fontana started his activity in Russia as an assistant of a famous architect Garland Boss and became famous at once reconstructed his own mansion at Dvortsovaya Embankment, 10, built in 17th century. L.F.Fontana constructed many buildings in the city but he famous for his project of one of the best hotels in Saint Petersburg - "Europe".
The theatre building was completed in 1878. Contemporaries rated its functional merits and interior beauty highly. The inner design of the theatre has ancient sculpturing with golden covering, painted ceilings in all rooms; a laced marble staircase leads to the foyer of Greek hall. The staircase is lighted by ancient torches, designed as woman figures held furning torches. The hall is equipped by comfortable velvet seats in dark blue.
First performances of many drama compositions of Russian classics were staged at the Imperial Theatre on the Fontanka. A Great Russian actress M.G.Savina made her debut there. Foreign artistes on tour also performed there - famous Italian drama artists Eleonora Duze, omazo Salvini, Sandro Moissii; Theatre Comedi Frances with Zh.Munne-Sully. Great Sara Bernar performed at the Theatre on Fontanka.
On the Emperor stage the Italian opera of Gelsingfor theatre performed, the great Italians M.Battistini, L.Mazini, D.Anselmi Sany, brilliant Isidora Dunkan danced.

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Imperial Ballet hall plan

Imperial Ballet theatre - the plan of the hall - preview


Dress Code for Imperial Russian Ballet Theatre

There is no strict dress code for the Imperial Russian Ballet Theatre. Casual dress is accepted, for example you can wear jeans if you want. The only dress that are not allowed are shorts and T-shirts.

Address: Fontanka embankment, 65

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