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25.04.2014

The Unknown Yacobson event was mainly dedicated to the least-studied pages in the ballet master's life story, as well as to those of his ballets and miniatures that had not been performed for many years. The discussion was held at the concert hall belonging to the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation, and featured appearances by guest speakers, such as the veteran members of the original Choreographic Miniatures Company, and performers from the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres.

21.04.2014

In 1982, the UNESCO International Dance Council put forth an initiative to establish an International Dance Day. я танца. The date for the holiday was suggested by Pyotr Gusev, a teacher and choreographer from Saint-Petersburg, and founder of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre. The City of Saint-Petersburg celebrates the Dance Day with a lavish display of ballet masterpieces, as well as with creative workshops and exhibitions.

31.03.2014

At 7 p.m. on March 30, Leonid Sarafanov, a principal dancer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, took his unique classical dance workshop to the rehearsal hall at the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, in Mayakovsky street.

28.03.2014

A special episode of The Royal Box, a Rossiya-Kultura (Russia-Culture) Channel documentary series, has been dedicated to Leonid Veniaminovich Yacobson, the Ballet Theatre bearing his name, and the Russian Ballet Masterpieces anniversary programme. The documentary was shot in the theatre during rehearsals, and on March 6, when the company performed at the Hermitage Theatre.

18.03.2014

From March 13 to March 17, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company went on a tour to Turkey. The dancers performed for three nights, giving the audience a chance to see the Swan Lake ballet — a universally acknowledged world-class masterpiece, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

11.03.2014

This March in Saint-Petersburg, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre launched a unique programme, entitled Russian Ballet Masterpieces. It showcases a collection of the great choreographer's most famous creations, brought back to life by his reverent successors, including the Spartacus and Wedding Cortège ballets, choreographic miniatures from the Rodin and Classicism-Romanticism cycles, and genre scenes.

03.03.2014

On March 1, the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre gave a performance at the Anton Arensky Novgorod Oblast Philharmonic, thus contributing to the 45th Russian Music Art Festival, held as part of the National Year of Culture initiative.

24.02.2013

The revival of Aram Khachaturian's Spartacus by the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre became the main event of this season. One could even go so far as to call this performance a première, as most of the dancers had to study the choreography of this legendary ballet for the first time in their lives. Some of the tutors that oversaw the rehearsals had had the honour of working with Leonid Yacobson in person; their task was to train several line-ups of the cast.

20.12.2012

On December 20, dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will perform at the Hermitage Theatre, during a special night dedicated to the 170th anniversary of Giselle's arrival to Russia. The famous art director Vyacheslav Okunev is designing new costumes and sets especially for the event, while the rehearsals are being handled by Irina Kolpakova.

02.11.2012

On November 2, a revived version of The Bedbug, a ballet staged by the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreography by Leonid Yacobson, premièred at the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

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