The Faces of Modern Choreography ballet recital, which premièred at the theatre last season, ranked top among other Golden Soffit nominees in the Best Small-Scale Production category, while the project's art directors, Oleg Golovko and Evgeny Ganzburg, were honoured in the Best Artist category.
The nominees of the 19th Golden Soffit Award — the highest honorary title in Saint-Petersburg's theatrical circles — were announced on August 5, at Karelian Drawing Room in the building of the Saint-Petersburg department of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation. The nominees had been selected based on the achievements during the 2013-2014 season.
The Faces of Modern Choreography one-act ballet recital, staged by Konstantin Keikhel and Anton Pimonov at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, was counted among other top-ranking musical theatre performances in the Best Small-Scale Production category.
Other nominees included two Mariinsky Theatre productions: Inside the lines, with choreography by Anton Pimonov, and Сoncerto DSCH, with choreography by Aleksey Ratmansky.
In turn, Oleg Golovko and Evgeny Ganzburg had the honour of being included in the Best Artist category, for the set, costumes and lighting design they had provided for the Faces of Modern Choreography recital.
Other Golden Soffit Best Artist nominees were Aleksandr Orlov and Irina Cherednikova, who had designed the set and costumes for the Left-Hander opera (Mariinsky Theatre), and Jérôme Kaplan and Brad Fields, who had been responsible for the set and lighting design for Nacho Duato's Nutcracker production (Mikhailovsky Theatre).