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06.02.2019

Upon completing its successful journey to France, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is getting ready to open its doors to the Italian public, starting off a new tour with a Don Quixote production in Modena on February 26.
Nominated for 7 prizes by the expert judging panel of the Russian National Golden Mask Award, Johan Kobborg's version of the ballet masterpiece by Marius Petipa will be presented at the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti in the community of Modena. Read more...

16.01.2019

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre continues its successful grand tour of European cities.
Our theatre remains true to its established tradition of delighting the sophisticated European public with the Russian ballet classics after the winter holidays. Read more...

15.01.2019

In January 2019, the ballet world will be celebrating the 115th birth anniversary of Leonid Veniaminovich Yacobson, an outstanding 20th-century choreographer, master of experimental ballet, and creative genius.
Many of his contemporaries believe that, because of the heavy burden of always having to struggle against the current and to prove to those in authority that his approach to art had a right to exist, this talented follower of Michel Fokine did not have time to do even one half of what he would have been capable of. Read more...

14.01.2019

On January 14 we celebrate the birthday of Tatyana Kvasova (Sevostyanova), Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, talented tutor, and close friend and associate of Leonid Yacobson.
As a young ballerina, Tatyana Kvasova joined the Lenkontsert Chamber Theatre immediately after graduating from the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute in 1967. Read more...

17.12.2018

From December 14 to December 30, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will be away in Japan on its traditional winter tour.
The route will include eight of Japan's largest cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanagawa, Osaka, Chiba, Aichi, Nagano, and Mie. Read more...

04.12.2018

On November 30, The Firebird one-act ballet, a production by the Leonid Yacobson Theatre in collaboration with the prominent European choreographer Douglas Lee, premièred to a full house at the main venue of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
The show was preceded by a welcoming address by Alexander Govorunov, vice-governor of St. Petersburg, and the Yacobson Theatre's art director, Andrian Fadeev. Read more...

09.11.2018

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is to take part in the Georgian capital's St. Petersburg Meetings in Tbilisi cultural programme, scheduled for November 10 to 17.
On November 10, our dancers will perform at the Tbilisi Griboedov Theatre, getting the Georgian public acquainted with our latest premiere: Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote ballet, produced by Johan Kobborg. Read more...

02.11.2018

On the first day of November, the Governor of St. Petersburg officially congratulated the latest holders of the prestigious Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation title, including Alla Bocharova, principal from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.
Following the instructions of the Russian President, Alexander Beglov — acting governor of St. Petersburg — oversaw an official ceremony where he bestowed honorary awards upon the city's most prominent figures, for their outstanding achievements in a variety of fields, from the economy, academia, and education, to culture. Read more...

31.10.2018

Don Quixote, a ballet staged at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre by Johan Kobborg, has been short-listed for the Golden Mask National Theatre Award in seven nominations.
The Golden Mask National Theatre Award nominees for the 2017–2018 season were announced in Moscow today, on October 31. Read more...

30.10.2018

On October 31, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will present a whole bouquet of débuts by young dancers in The Nutcracker show at the Lensoviet Palace of Culture.
The Theatre continues to rank first by the number of younger performers introduced to its most significant shows, surpassing every other ballet company in St. Petersburg. Read more...

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