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. Both performances are widely known as the paragons of Russian ballet classics and are always greatly enjoyed both by Russian and foreign audiences. The latter get to see these renowned ballets during the Leonid Yacobson Company's tours abroad. During their appearance at the top-tier theatrical venue of Belarus, the dancers from St. Petersburg will, once again, reaffirm this undeniable truth: art in its purest form overcomes the twists and turns of volatile politics and joins nations together in their love for all that is beautiful. It bears noting that both ballets were choreographed by the great master Marius Petipa (The Sleeping Beauty, last season's grand premiere, has been edited by the French choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart), and will be presented to the Belarussian public shortly before Petipa's 200th birth anniversary.