Ballet Maestros at the Dance Open Gala

The Dance Open Star Gala, the main event of the eponymous festival's 21st season, will take place on the Historical Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre on 15 April, supported by the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.

Over the course of twenty years, Dance Open has become a must-watch event for many ballet aficionados, and a profound lesson in tasteful art. On this day, too, the classics and modernity of world dance will speak to the audience in different choreographic languages. Alongside the stars of the legendary ballet companies (Bolshoi Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Marriinsky Theatre, Ural Ballet), the Gala's cast will traditionally be joined by performers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet. We will show scenes from several ballet shows: Flower Festival in Genzano, Venetian Carnival, and Gayane. The public will enjoy performances both by our most experienced dancers and by the troupe's aspiring young members: Denis Klimuk, Inna Snigur, Nuriya Kartamysova, Alexandra Grigoryeva, Alexandra Korshunova, Hasan Allakhverdiyev, Yana Chernoritskaya, Murad Kerimov, Alexander Kondratenko, Galina Mikhireva, Aydar Bekbulatov, and others. Here's to a successful show, and a wonderful celebration of ballet!