On October 2 and 3, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will present its ballet recitals at the 11th St. Petersburg Theatrical Season International Festival, which will take place this autumn in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is going to represent the ballet world of Russia's northern capital at a popular festival, which was established 10 years ago for the purpose of bolstering the cultural, social, and tourist relations between St. Petersburg and the world's other cultural hubs. Traditionally, the festival reflects which performances are currently most popular and in demand in St. Petersburg, so much so that European audiences refer to the project as 'the face' of the city's theatrical world.
On October 2 and 3, the country's most prestigious concert venue, the Rahvusooper Estonia (Estonia National Opera), will welcome the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, which will perform the Chopiniana one-act ballet, Michel Fokine's early 20th century choreographic masterpiece. The public will also see scenes from such classical shows as Die Puppenfee (The Puppet Fairy) and Flames of Paris, as well as four choreographic miniatures from the heritage of the theatre's founder, Leonid Yacobson. The programme will be culminated by pas de deux from the Sleeping Beauty ballet, in an original rendition by the French choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart.
The festival is sponsored by the St. Petersburg government.