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Three popular shows online to celebrate World Ballet Day

The Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will give a gift to ballet fans on World Ballet Day - October 19. This day, archival recordings of three ballets included in the theatre's repertoire will be uploaded on the website and YouTube account.

The selected shows have not been staged for a long time due to the difficulties associated with the epidemiological situation, but are still loved by the audience. They are the ballets Romeo and Juliet and The Tale of the Stone Flower by Sergei Prokofiev and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. They will be available on October 19 for 12 hours: between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Tale of the Stone Flower ballet is based on the Ural tales of Pavel Bazhov; choreography by the legendary artist and choreographer, People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Grigorovich, whose name is known to every ballet fan. Its premiere took place in 2015. In November 2018, the Krasnoyarsk Opera House hosted the premiere of The Rite of Spring staged by Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Sergei Bobrov. A large-scale video and contemporary choreography give new dimensions and spectacularity to the performance.

The choreography of Romeo and Juliet effectively combines elements of classics, contemporary dance and even breakdance; it was also created by Sergei Bobrov. This performance is not only loved by the audience but also highly appreciated by experts. In 2006, it was nominated for the Golden Mask National Theatre Award in three categories: Best Performance, Best Choreographer (Sergei Bobrov) and Best Female Part (Anna Rebetskaya as Juliette). The same year, the performance became a laureate of the regional festival Theatrical Capital: the awardees were Sergei Bobrov (the Best Ballet Master category), Anna Ol as Juliet (the Best Female Part), and Arkady Zinov as Mercutio (the Best Male Part).

Fifty theatres around the world will join the celebration of World Ballet Day. The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres, the ones in Perm and Yekaterinburg, the Royal and Australian and others will make various broadcasts, shows and promotions.

To celebrate the dance holiday, the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre announces the Jump of Joy campaign and calls on all those who are not indifferent to publish a photo of the most beautiful ballet jump on social networks using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay.