April 28 at the Krasnoyarsk opera and ballet theatre there is gala concert "Russian Souvenir". This program is specially prepared for the international festival "Russian Cultural Seasons", which will be held at Switzerland. On May 26 our ballet troupe will perform at the Basel Musical Theatre. The Krasnoyarsk audience has a unique opportunity to evaluate this program first.
Each concert number is a small play. During the evening the audience will see the most famous pas de deux and scenes from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballets “The Nutcracker’, “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow Maiden’, choreographic pieces for the works of Mikhail Glinka and Sergei Rachmaninov, as well as a piece of ballet Sergei Prokofiev "Stone Flower" in the production of Yuri Grigorovich.
"Participation at the festival" Russian Cultural Seasons "is a great honor for any theatre, - says the director of the Krasnoyarsk theatre Svetlana Guziy. - To represent Russia, the Russian ballet on the European stage is always honorable and exciting for us. I hope that our ballet will bring a special festive atmosphere to the "Seasons" program.
Russian ballet is the pride of Russia and is the delight for viewers all around the world. This is the best classical ballet school, the traditions of which are carefully preserved by every new generation of dancers.
"For the first time the international festival" Russian Cultural Seasons" was held at Switzerland at 2012. Undoubtedly, it is great honor and pride for us to hold festival of this level, because every year we carefully select participants, try to make the program more interesting, to present the brightest and most significant phenomena and personalities of Russian culture, "says the director of the festival "Russian Cultural Seasons” Elmira Shcherbakova. - This year we decided to supplement the program with variety of theatres of Russia. "Russian Souvenir" is our joint project with the Krasnoyarsk opera and ballet theatre, and we will be happy to present it to our viewers around the world. May 26 this program will first see the exquisite Swiss audience at Basel. Among the audience at the gala concert will be present future world leaders - participants of the European Congress JCI. It is very pleasant that young people from European countries will get acquainted with the fantastically bright theatre from Siberia. I am sure that the impressions of the "Russian Souvenir" will last lifetime, and everyone will take with them a piece of miracle, called Russian ballet. And already on May 28 the "Russian souvenir" will be seen by the audience at Belgian Antwerp".