The ballet theatre named after Jacobson will go on tour in Europe

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the theater ballet. L. Jacobson the theater. Leonid Yakobson. Archive photoThe ballet theatre named after Jacobson will go on tour in Europe© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the theater ballet. Jacobson

St. Petersburg ballet Theatre named after Jacobson after successful performances in the framework of «Russian seasons» in Japan, goes on a European tour in the cities of France, Germany and Switzerland, the tour will take place from 19 January to 12 March, the press service of the theatre.

Large-scale European tour timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Marius Petipa. In celebration of the anniversary of the great choreographer 19 times during the tour, will perform the ballet «Sleeping beauty». Also in the touring program of five «Evenings of one-act ballets»/ «Les Sylphides», «Paquita», «the Rehearsal»/, four performances of «Giselle» and a gala concert.

The ballet theatre named after yacobson in the framework of the European tour will perform in 14 cities of France, in Ludwigsburg (Germany) and in the Swiss Fribourg.

«The European tour will be a tribute to the great choreographer Marius Petipa, the Russian, the Frenchman who created the repertoire for the Russian ballet scene. Not accidentally we’ll start the tour in AIX-EN-Provence, near Marseille — the birthplace of Petipa. It is no coincidence the backbone of our tour posters — the ballet «Sleeping beauty» directed by Jean-Guillaume Bar for the performance of Petipa. We can say that our «Sleeping» — ballet by the French in the square», — told RIA Novosti the artistic Director of the theatre of Andrian Fadeyev.

Opens performances of ballet Theatre named after Jacobson on January 19 with a performance on the stage of the Grand Theatre de Provance AIX-EN-Provence, which is one of the centers of cultural life of the region.

Many areas of France will host the St. Petersburg troupe. The theatre named after Jacobson is no stranger to the scene of the House of dance in Lyon is a unique space, where for three decades represent different styles of dance. After the ballet Adam «Giselle», which was successfully shown in Lyon 2016, this time as part of the tour will be performed the ballet «Sleeping beauty». The performances in the Theater of Imperial city of Compiegne will be accompanied by the orchestra Les Parisiennes Frivolites running eminent Belgian conductor David Reiland.

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