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01.12.2017

Dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will treat Japanese theatre-goers to their repertoire's two most outstanding shows, as part of the ambitious Russian Seasons international initiative.
As Russia and Japan prepare for the upcoming Bilateral Year that will strengthen their links in the sphere of culture and humanities, the heads of both states have personally encouraged a large-scale international project known as the Russian Seasons. Read more...

01.12.2017

On December 4, a new exhibition will open at the Dom Aktera (the House of Actor), honouring the memory of Vladimir Zenzinov, a dedicated member of the Leonid Yacobson Company and a gifted photographer and ballet dancer.
The recently departed Vladimir Zenzinov, who was among the very first members of Leonid Yacobson's Choreographic Miniatures troupe, became an avid photographer back when the great Master was still with us, chronicling the daily life of the ballet company and its founder. Read more...

23.11.2017

From November 30 to December 1, the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will go on tour to the Republic of Belarus and perform at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk.
The team of dancers whose achievements in choreography have been marked by Russia's most prestigious theatre awards, The Golden Mask and The Golden Soffit, will treat the capital of Belarus to its wondrous Sleeping Beauty and Giselle shows. Read more...

17.11.2017

On November 20, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will perform at the main venue of the Mariinsky Theatre, presenting last season's momentous premiere, The Sleeping Beauty, staged by the world-famous Jean-Guillaume Bart.
A show on this legendary stage will mark yet another milestone in the Yacobson Theatre's history, because only the most high-quality productions ever make it to Mariinsky's spotlight. Read more...

10.11.2017

On November 9, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre held a successful dress rehearsal of the Don Quixote ballet (which has its premiere scheduled for December 14 and 19). The event took place at the Theatre's rehearsal halls and saw a large media presence.
Almost thirty journalists considered the dress rehearsal an important news maker, so the famous Rotunda ran out of chairs to accommodate everyone willing to see the first results of the talented dancers' joint work under the guidance of choreographer Johan Kobborg. Read more...

08.11.2017

The Sleeping Beauty, a ballet staged at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, has been long-listed for the Golden Mask-2018, Russia's main theatre award, in the Musical Theatre nomination.
Shows in this category have been singled out by the award's Expert Panel out of the most noteworthy premières of the 2016–2017 season, and the very inclusion into the list is already a sign of highest recognition. Read more...

02.11.2017

On November 2, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company embraced four talented new dancers during The Nutcracker show at the Hermitage Theatre.
As winter and Christmas holidays draw nearer, the St. Petersburg public especially looks forward to The Nutcracker fairy-tale ballet, which immerses the audience in a world of magic, enchantment, and kindness. Read more...

20.09.2017

The crucial stage of preparations for the new Don Quixote show at the Yacobson Ballet Theatre is under way. One of the most important parts was the recent costume fitting, overseen by Jérôme Kaplan, the world star of set design.
Before enrolling at l'Ecole de la Rue Blanche, a renowned school of theatre art and technique, Jérôme Kaplan was planning to make a living as a painter or illustrator. Read more...

12.09.2017

The world of ballet is in mourning. We have lost Vladimir Zenzinov, a famous dancer and photographer, member of the original Choreographic Miniatures troupe, which was established by Leonid Yacobson and became the seed from which our theatre grew.
Alumnus of the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute (currently the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy) and student of Tatyana Vecheslova, Vladimir Sergeevich Zenzinov was invited by Yacobson to join his recently established troupe in 1970. Read more...

08.09.2017

Jérôme Kaplan, a renowned French artist with Russian roots, is coming to St. Petersburg to meet the creative team of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, which is currently working on a whole new version of the Don Quixote ballet, staged by world star Johan Kobborg.
By the time the maestro accepted the invitation to personally join the preparations for the new show, extended to him by the theatre's art director Andrian Fadeev, he had already completed a significant share of his work. Read more...

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