On May 30, the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will showcase the Russian Ballet Masterpieces Collection at the Lensoviet Palace of Culture. The performance will feature three artistic débuts.
Russian Ballet Masterpieces is a truly unique show, comprised out of revived productions that celebrate the creative heritage of Leonid Yacobson, founder of the Yacobson Theatre. A true gem of the performance, shining bright among the great choreographer's other miniatures, is The Wedding Cortège one-act ballet, set to Dmitri Shostakovich's music. Inspired by the early works of Marc Chagall, the ballet is an exuberant feast of genre scenes, giving every performer an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate complex body language and prove that they are able to master diverse dancing styles. During the upcoming show night, the role of the Poor Groom will be performed by Andrey Gudyma for the very first time, and the aspiring dancers Rail Khunafin and Ekaterina Gusarova will put their artistic skills to test while embodying such colourful characters as the Wealthy Groom and the Poor Mother, respectively. Happy début!