St Petersburg Ballet Theatre by Tachkin
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre (SPBT), one of the Russia's leading Classical Ballet companies based in the heart of St. Petersburg City on Liteiny prospect and develops best tradition of the Russian ballet.
Since SPBT was founded, its tours have ranged over 6 continents. St.Peterburg Ballet Theatre has travelled to countries such as Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, France, USA (with Gala concert programmes), Brazil, Turkey (Istanbul), South Africa, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China.
The company receives many excellent reviews from professional ballet critics and all confirming the unquestionable professionalism of the company.
" … Classic ballet performed the way it was intended…"; "They look young, pleasing and well trained. They are a company with style, brought up to make the most of the traditional choreography that still works so well on the Russian stage, and we are lucky to have them ….
Classical ballet seems alive and well in their competent hands …"; "There is a unity of style and a refinement of execution that speaks of St . Petersburg ". "… this essentially young and vital company who have obviously been trained in the best Russian tradition - not only are the soloists of real quality but the Corps de Ballet are first class"; "…handsomely designed and painted decors, rich costumes and elegant presentation in dancing style …"
SPBT`s repertoire contains such masterpieces of world choreography as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, Paquita and Les Sylphides and others. All of ballets are presented against a backdrop of superb scenery.
Among 60 professional dancers, the majority having graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, some are especially gifted, including Irina Kolesnikova who is described by the press as being the "Jewel in SPBT's crown".
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