On October 26, the A. Bryantsev Youth Theatre hosted an official ceremony honouring the winners of the 26th Golden Soffit Award: the most prestigious theatre prize in Saint Petersburg.
One of the Special Prizes awarded by the Golden Soffit Expert Panel went to Andrey Sorokin, principal dancer at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre and winner of the Saint Petersburg City Council Youth Award, for his excellent performance as Hermann in The Queen of Spades, a ballet that the renowned Argentinian choreographer Iñaki Urlezaga staged at our theatre last season. This production was received very warmly both by the public and by the most demanding critics. Shortly after the show premièred, one of the Expert Panel members, distinguished theatre critic Igor Stupnikov, said in his review, 'Andrey Sorokin's Hermann is clearly very passionate about affirming himself and exceedingly stubborn, which largely defines what kind of world he lives in: the world of a lone wolf, driven solely by the desire to get rich. Andrey Sorokin plays his part flawlessly'. Mr. Stupnikov's in-depth assessment was shared by the rest of the expert community. We would like to congratulate Andrey Sorokin on his rightfully earned prize, and wish him further creative achievements!