International festival of young ballet dancers 2017 «Vivat, Ballet!»

The international festival of young ballet dancers was founded four years ago by the «Oleg Vinogradov foundation for the preservation and development of classical ballet», together with the Department of ballet at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. N. Rimsky-Korsakov theatre, “Music hall”, new York Association of classical dance teachers and the Department of choreography of St. Petersburg.

Festival 2017 ” Vivat Ballet!”we dedicate to the outstanding choreographer, native Leningrad/St. Petersburg, nurtured by the special atmosphere, beauty and culture of this unique city, The people’s artist of the USSR — Oleg Vinogradov. In 2017, the ballet world will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth and the 60th anniversary of the creative activity of this outstanding choreographer, Director, artist, public figure Oleg Vinogradov.

Its participants are young dancers from ballet schools in Russia, the USA, Germany, the Czech Republic and Turkey, who have the opportunity to study with the best teachers of the Mariinsky theatre and the Academy of Russian ballet during nineteen festival days. A. Vaganova and Conservatory. N. Rimsky-Korsakov, and then, having passed the strict selection, to debut on the big stage in St. Petersburg-the capital of the world ballet. Master classes will be held at St. Petersburg, Nevsky PR,. D. 14 15.06.2017 for 02.07.2017 from 10.00 to 16.00 daily.

In the gala concert program next to the debutants will include performances of the ballet troupe of Opera and ballet Conservatory, and other musical theatres of St. Petersburg and world ballet stars Yulia Makhalina and Igor Kolb, Alexander iosifidi, Andrew Macmichael and Andrea Loshakova.

A large ballet evening in two sections will be opened with the reconstruction of the first steps of ballet art, which originated at the court of the French kings. The public will be presented the fragments from the ballets of Jules Perrot choreography of Mikhail Fokine’s neo-classical and contemporary choreographers. The program will be completed by one of the masterpieces of Marius Petipa – “Grand Pas” from the ballet “Paquita”. The final gala concert will take place on June 26, 2017 at 19.00 on the stage of the “Music Hall “Theater at the address: St. Petersburg, Alexander Park, 4.

Evening lead: President of the Fund, people’s artist of the USSR Oleg Vinogradov and Director of the Fund Irina Ovchinnikova