News

25.04.2019

On April 29, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will contribute to a large-scale Gala that is part of the Dance Open International Ballet Festival.
The Alexandrinsky Theatre will house an event that ballet lovers have been waiting for with baited breath: the Dance Open All-Stars Gala, which theatre critics call 'a living lesson in ballet taste'. Read more...

19.04.2019

In December 2019, the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will be presenting the premiere of The Queen of Spades ballet, staged by the talented choreographer Iñaki Urlezaga (Argentina) and an all-star creative team.
The choreographer and ballet master has already arrived to St. Petersburg, where he was invited by the Theatre's art director, Andrian Fadeev. Read more...

16.04.2019

During its Don Quixote show at the Oktyabrsky Grand Concert Hall on April 15 and 16, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre presented a stunning pleiad of dancers that were appearing on stage for the very first time.
As they crowded to see Don Quixote — last season's famed premiere staged by Johan Kobborg — at St. Petersburg's largest concert venue, ballet fans got a chance to appreciate a renewed cast. Read more...

11.04.2019

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre continues upholding its active commitment to introducing young performers to the high-status productions of its repertoire.
Our young dancer Stepan Korolyov will appear as the Jester in Swan Lake — one of the best-known classical ballets on the Leonid Yacobson Theatre's playbill — for the first time on April 10 at the Lensoviet Palace of Culture. Read more...

01.04.2019

After a long and successful tour abroad, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is bringing its shows back to the St. Petersburg public, intending to perform at the city's most high-status venues.
Scarcely had our ballet company finished the lengthy journey across Europe, when we asserted ourselves at the prestigious Golden Mask theatre festival, presenting a memorably vibrant Don Quixote, which was honoured by the Expert Judging Panel in as many as seven nominations. Read more...

20.03.2019

Don Quixote, a St. Petersburg Leonid Yacobson Theatre show staged by Johan Kobborg, will play at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre on March 26, during the Golden Mask Theatre Festival.
The honour of contributing to the Festival under the auspices of the Golden Mask National Theatre Award — which is turning 25 this year — has fallen to the most notable productions of the 2017–2018 season. Read more...

05.03.2019

Upon completing its journey to France, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre opened its doors to the Italian public, starting off a new successful tour, which is currently ongoing, with a Don Quixote production in Modena on February 26.
Nominated for 7 prizes by the expert judging panel of the Russian National Golden Mask Award, Johan Kobborg's version of the ballet masterpiece by Marius Petipa was presented at the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti in the community of Modena. Read more...

04.03.2019

The foreign tours of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre never fail to demonstrate our playbill's diversity.
The memorable performance given by our dancers on February 15 and 17 in the French cities of Yerres and Longjumeau has been yet another affirmation of that. Read more...

16.01.2019

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre continues its successful grand tour of European cities.
Our theatre remains true to its established tradition of delighting the sophisticated European public with the Russian ballet classics after the winter holidays. Read more...

15.01.2019

In January 2019, the ballet world will be celebrating the 115th birth anniversary of Leonid Veniaminovich Yacobson, an outstanding 20th-century choreographer, master of experimental ballet, and creative genius.
Many of his contemporaries believe that, because of the heavy burden of always having to struggle against the current and to prove to those in authority that his approach to art had a right to exist, this talented follower of Michel Fokine did not have time to do even one half of what he would have been capable of. Read more...

Pages