A Fairytale Gift

On March 8, the International Women's Day and a bright, hopeful spring holiday in Russia, the Leonid Yacobson troupe will perform one of its most vibrant ballets at the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

Ever since its successful première in 2016, The Sleeping Beauty has remained a favourite of the St. Petersburg ballet aficionados. Charles Perrault's enchanting fairytale now shines with new refreshing colours thanks to the production's reputable French choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart, as well as the talented set designer Olga Shaishmelashvili, who has transformed the show into a visual masterpiece. This classical ballet may well be considered a precious gift to the St. Petersburg public; a gift that will be unwrapped on the Imperial stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The main parts will be played by Elena Chernova (Princess Aurora) and Stepan Dyomin, winner of several international contests (Prince Désiré). There will also be a number of débuts by young dancers: Alena Bulygina will make her first appearance as the Fairy of Candour; Aleksandra Korshunova, as a Lady in Waiting; Ayaka Nakagome, as a Knitting Woman; Victoria Bazhenova, as Little Red Riding Hood; and Dmitry Sobolev, as the Bluebird. We hope that they all perform successfully on this special occasion!