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03.04.2018

Established in 2010, the Dance Open Award is bestowed upon the winners by highly respected members of the international ballet community, which is what gives it such a high status among professionals.
The international judging panel follows one key tenet: being completely unbiased and having zero preconceptions. Read more...

02.04.2018

This April, the renowned French danseur, choreographer, and teacher Jean-Guillaume Bart will hold workshops for members of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company.
Despite being both ballet principal at the Opéra National de Paris, holder of the honorary Danseur Etoile title, and an exceptional choreographer, Jean-Guillaume Bart considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and is happy to share what he knows at ballet workshops around the world. Read more...

11.03.2018

On March 11, 2018, the world's culture circles celebrate 200 years since the birth of Marius Petipa, the extraordinary choreographer and ballet master, who was already hailed as a legend during his lifetime.
There is hardly any doubt that St. Petersburg owes its reputation as the world's ballet capital to the creative genius of Marius Petipa, who headed the dance troupes of the city's Imperial theatres for over 40 years. Read more...

08.02.2018

During the Leonid Yacobson Theatre's grand tour across Europe, Nana Kurauchi performed for the first time as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty show, which took place in the French city of Alès on February 3 and 4.
We would like to congratulate our aspiring young ballerina on her successful début in one of the most iconic productions in Russian ballet's history, and wish her further success as she works to earn the honour of playing the main roles! Read more...

16.01.2018

After a series of successful performances that were part of the Russian Seasons in Japan cross-national project, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is preparing to tour the cities of France, Germany, and Switzerland from January 19 to March 12.
This large-scale European tour will celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa. Read more...

27.12.2017

This large-scale festival in the Land of the Rising Sun, dedicated to celebrating every facet of Russian culture, has lasted almost a whole year. But just because it's about to end doesn't me the two countries have to break off all contact. And so, the Japanese public is happy to give thunderous applause to the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.
Japanese theatre-goers firmly associate the word 'ballet' with Russia; and if it's not just any ballet but Swan Lake, this guarantees their undivided attention, even if the show takes place on a weekday amid the hectic holiday preparations. Read more...

19.12.2017

The legendary Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance returns to St. Petersburg. The renowned Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg has given the life story of Cervantes' character a retelling of his very own. And presented the adventures of the Ingenious Hidalgo to the public together with the dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre. Elena Voroshilova reports her impressions of the new ballet. Read more...

18.12.2017

On December 14, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre hosted the long-awaited premiere of Don Quixote, the fruit of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet team's inspiration-fuelled labours.
The tickets were sold out, and the auditorium was packed full with people, who eagerly responded with resounding applause not only to the popular scenes that this particular ballet abounds with, but to their beloved dancers' very entrance on-stage. Read more...

12.12.2017

Shortly before the long-awaited premiere of Leonid Yacobson Theatre's Don Quixote production, the creators of the new show met with journalists on the premises of the Interfax information agency.
By arranging this meeting with St. Petersburg's leading mass media on the eve of its grand premiere, the Theatre reaffirmed its management's commitment to transparency and eagerness to spread awareness of its activities among as many people as possible. Read more...

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...

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