Russian Ballet Masterpieces at the Hermitage Theatre

On November 6, the Leonid Yacobson troupe will take its Russian Ballet Masterpieces collection to the Hermitage Theatre. The show reviews two centuries of Russian ballet, condensed into Leonid Yacobson’s miniatures and fragments of the most significant productions in ballet history. It opens with three dance sketches by Leonid Yacobson: Taglioni’s Flight, set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Pas de Quatre, with music by Vincenzo Bellini; and The Wedding Cortège one-act ballet, inspired by Dmitri Shostakovich. First staged several decades ago, Leonid Yacobson’s ballet miniatures continue to amaze with their originality and powerful impact. The second half of the show features ballet classics: snippets from The Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and two more ballets by Leonid Yacobson, Flames of Paris and Spartacus. This event at the Hermitage Theatre will feature appearances by the best principals from the Leonid Yacobson Theatre: Alla Bocharova, Andrey Sorokin, Stepan Dyomin, Denis Klimuk, Anna Skvortsova, Andrey Gudyma, and other performers.