On December 20, dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will perform at the Hermitage Theatre, during a special night dedicated to the 170th anniversary of Giselle's arrival to Russia. The famous art director Vyacheslav Okunev is designing new costumes and sets especially for the event, while the rehearsals are being handled by Irina Kolpakova.


On November 2, a revived version of The Bedbug, a ballet staged by the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreography by Leonid Yacobson, premièred at the Alexandrinsky Theatre.