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27.12.2017

This large-scale festival in the Land of the Rising Sun, dedicated to celebrating every facet of Russian culture, has lasted almost a whole year. But just because it's about to end doesn't me the two countries have to break off all contact. And so, the Japanese public is happy to give thunderous applause to the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.
Japanese theatre-goers firmly associate the word 'ballet' with Russia; and if it's not just any ballet but Swan Lake, this guarantees their undivided attention, even if the show takes place on a weekday amid the hectic holiday preparations. Read more...

19.12.2017

The legendary Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance returns to St. Petersburg. The renowned Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg has given the life story of Cervantes' character a retelling of his very own. And presented the adventures of the Ingenious Hidalgo to the public together with the dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre. Elena Voroshilova reports her impressions of the new ballet. Read more...

18.12.2017

On December 14, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre hosted the long-awaited premiere of Don Quixote, the fruit of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet team's inspiration-fuelled labours.
The tickets were sold out, and the auditorium was packed full with people, who eagerly responded with resounding applause not only to the popular scenes that this particular ballet abounds with, but to their beloved dancers' very entrance on-stage. Read more...

12.12.2017

Shortly before the long-awaited premiere of Leonid Yacobson Theatre's Don Quixote production, the creators of the new show met with journalists on the premises of the Interfax information agency.
By arranging this meeting with St. Petersburg's leading mass media on the eve of its grand premiere, the Theatre reaffirmed its management's commitment to transparency and eagerness to spread awareness of its activities among as many people as possible. Read more...

01.12.2017

Dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will treat Japanese theatre-goers to their repertoire's two most outstanding shows, as part of the ambitious Russian Seasons international initiative.
As Russia and Japan prepare for the upcoming Bilateral Year that will strengthen their links in the sphere of culture and humanities, the heads of both states have personally encouraged a large-scale international project known as the Russian Seasons. Read more...

01.12.2017

On December 4, a new exhibition will open at the Dom Aktera (the House of Actor), honouring the memory of Vladimir Zenzinov, a dedicated member of the Leonid Yacobson Company and a gifted photographer and ballet dancer.
The recently departed Vladimir Zenzinov, who was among the very first members of Leonid Yacobson's Choreographic Miniatures troupe, became an avid photographer back when the great Master was still with us, chronicling the daily life of the ballet company and its founder. Read more...

23.11.2017

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. Read more...

17.11.2017

On November 20, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will perform at the main venue of the Mariinsky Theatre, presenting last season's momentous premiere, The Sleeping Beauty, staged by the world-famous Jean-Guillaume Bart.
A show on this legendary stage will mark yet another milestone in the Yacobson Theatre's history, because only the most high-quality productions ever make it to Mariinsky's spotlight. Read more...

10.11.2017

On November 9, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre held a successful dress rehearsal of the Don Quixote ballet (which has its premiere scheduled for December 14 and 19). The event took place at the Theatre's rehearsal halls and saw a large media presence.
Almost thirty journalists considered the dress rehearsal an important news maker, so the famous Rotunda ran out of chairs to accommodate everyone willing to see the first results of the talented dancers' joint work under the guidance of choreographer Johan Kobborg. Read more...

08.11.2017

The Sleeping Beauty, a ballet staged at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, has been long-listed for the Golden Mask-2018, Russia's main theatre award, in the Musical Theatre nomination.
Shows in this category have been singled out by the award's Expert Panel out of the most noteworthy premières of the 2016–2017 season, and the very inclusion into the list is already a sign of highest recognition. Read more...

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