NewsFlash - DANCE OPEN


‎One of the most important events in the international ballet calendar, lovers of the dance genre from all over the world are drawn annually to St. Petersburg by a series of pristine shows, master classes and the much-coveted Dance Open Awards. Festival shows are performed in the historic Alexandrinsky Theatre, considered the birthplace of the Russian ballet more than 250 years ago, whilst the awards celebrate the greatest personal achievements of ballet soloists, including their technique and artistry, regardless of styles, genres and performance trends. For the XVII season of the festival, ballet companies from Monte Carlo, Amsterdam and Maribor, as well as independent dancers from all over the world, will come together to perform in Russia’s second-largest city, and the program includes premieres, choreographic experiments and unusual scenographic solutions. The closing night gala on 17th April, comprising various styles including classical and modern, promises to be a supremely memorable night for ballet aficionados.