This spring, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will go on tour to Tallinn, where it will perform this season's premiere, Marius Petipa's classical ballet Sleeping Beauty (with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky), at the Nordea Concert Hall. The production has been staged by the distinguished French choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart.
Over the past few years, the Theatre has been making regular tours to the Estonian capital, sharing both its classical repertoire and plays from Leonid Yacobson's creative heritage.
On August 10, 2014, during the 10th anniversary Birgitta festival, the Estonian audience got a chance to see the famous Spartacus ballet, with choreography by Leonid Yacobson and music by Aram Khachaturian. Whereas on February 22, 2015, the Yacobson Company performed the Giselle fantasy ballet, with music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa, at the Nordea Concert Hall. On March 21 the same year, we showcased the Swan Lake ballet, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, at the Rahvusooper Estonia (Estonia National Opera).
It is at the Nordea Concert Hall that the dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Theatre will perform Sleeping Beauty during the new Estonian tour this April. Nordea is an innovative high-tech world-class complex, located at the Estonia Boulevard in the very heart of Tallinn. Its beautifully designed, multi-purpose auditorium, renowned for its unique acoustics and state-of-the-art sound equipment, serves as a platform for the world's best artistic companies and performers, who come here to stage ballets, operas, dramas, musicals, and classical and popular music concerts. In addition, Nordea hosts creative recitals and conferences.