St. Petersburg BalletRomeo & Juliet
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:01 AM
My daughter has been invited to a performance of the St. Petersburg Ballet in "Romeo & Juliet". (Birthday parties sure have changed since my day, when a movie or bowling was the best to be expected.)
Anyone know anything about this company or this production?
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:24 AM
"St.Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Konstantin Tachkine, established in 1994, develops traditions of classical Russian ballet. The troupe consists of 80 professional ballet actors - graduates from Vaganova Academy and other merited ballet schools in Russia. The teachers - ex soloists and actors of Mariinsky Theatre:
During its creative activity Tachkine Ballet Theatre performed tours in Great Britain, Germany, USA, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the actors have repeatedly become prize-winners of prestigious international competitions of ballet actors, including Arabesk-2002 and Varna-2002."
The star of the company is Irina Kolesknikova:
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:33 AM
Edited to add: this one seems to be the St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre.
Edited by Treefrog, 08 January 2005 - 11:41 AM.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 12:06 PM
It took a fair bit of searching. Most hits on Google were theater listings. Apparently the company is making a swing around the US mid-west -- mostly single-night engagements on college campuses. I did not uncover any reviews. I gather it's kind of a minor company using the St. Petersburg name to appear to be something more major?
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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:45 PM
How old is your daughter? I don't think I'd recommend it for anyone under 10... or maybe under 12... I'm not sure I'd recommend any Romeo & Juliet to someone under 12, actually.
It played the University of Connecticut on Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 - here's my review: St. Petersburg Ballet: Petukov's Romeo & Juliet (...like a bad dream...)
Programme lists it as:
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Leonid Yakobson, Artistic Director... this slightly above the CAMI credit.
Although Yuri Petukhov is listed as artistic director for Romeo & Juliet (on a seperate line from his choreographer/librettist credit.
In Robert Johnson's article for the Star Ledger Troupe puts a new face on Russian ballet, he has Petukhov down as having directed the troupe since 2001.
I wonder, was it founded by Yakobson?
Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:34 PM
In 1969, the prominent choreographer and Honored Artist of Russia Leonid Jacobson occupied the post of Artistic Director and Manager.
Fairfield University News Release
Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:09 PM
The Encyclopaedia of St. Petersburg Ballet considers this one of the top five professional troupes of the city, along with the Kirov-Mariinsky, the Maly-Moussorgsky, the Conservatory Ballet and the Eifman Company. The Tkatchine troupe & others are not considered on quite the same level as the Big Five.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:42 PM
Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:09 PM
Amy Reusch, on Apr 6 2005, 03:42 AM, said:
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