The ballet has no nationality, although it has French and Italian roots. Almost every country in the world has its own troupes of classical dance. Nevertheless, ballet has its "citizenship" which is Russia.
"Russian ballet" – those words are inseparable. Russia is the best place in the world to see a real ballet. At different times, the ballet was localized in two capitals of the country - Moscow and St. Petersburg, until two schools appeared: restrained, academic Petersburg and artistic, temperamental Moscow.
Bolshoy Theatre (Moscow)
To this day, the ballets Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Giselle, The Nutcracker and many other classical masterpieces are on stage with great success.
The Bolshoi Theater has two stages and one hall:
The historical scene, seats 2500 people;
New stage, seats 1000 spectators;
Beethoven Hall, seats 320 spectators.
Attention! Regardless of the declared age limit, children under 10 years old are not allowed!
Moscow Musical Theater named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko (Moscow)
Despite the location in Moscow, this theater always remained on the sidelines. Recently, a star of the Paris Opera Laurent Hilaire was invited to lead the ballet troupe. He reduced the number of old multi-act plays and staked on a variety of new ideas.
Author's Ballet Theater - The State Academic Theater of Classical Ballet under the direction of Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilev (Moscow)
The troupe's repertoire includes original versions of great classical ballets, historical reconstructions and original works of the choreographers themselves.
Unfortunately, the theater does not have its own stage. Its performances are held at various venues in different cities and countries of the world. In Moscow, most often, the theater gives its performances on the stage of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, the Novaya Opera Theater, the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater and the House of Music.
The “Ballet Moscow” Theater (Moscow)
Young, promising choreographers from Russia and Europe work for the theatre. The main style of ballets is the 21st century choreography, a synthesis of the European school and the legendary Russian ballet traditions.
The theater does not have its own stage. Performances can be seen at various theater venues in Moscow. Two main ones: Meyerhold Center and ZIL Cultural Center.
Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg)
The Mariinsky Theater is not only one of the oldest theaters in St. Petersburg, but also its symbol, its pride and tradition.Many productions have been going on on this stage unchanged for more than a dozen years. However, there is also a place for progressive, avant-garde productions. Directors from around the world collaborate with the theater.
The most popular ballets here are the classics Swan Lake, The Little Humpbacked Horse and Cinderella. Read more
Mikhailovsky Theater (St. Petersburg)
Mikhailovsky Theater is the famous musical theater, the pearl of St. Petersburg. Classical traditions are combined here with creative pursuits and innovative experiments. The theater was opened in 1833 by order of Emperor Nicholas I and gave performances by French and German troupes.
The ballet troupe, led by the outstanding Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, has a completely unique face: the purity of the academic tradition is combined with actual plasticity and a breath of novelty.
St. Petersburg Russian Ballet Theater
The Saint-Petersburg Russian Ballet Theater inherited not only the name of the legendary Diaghilev troupe, but also its unique spirit and energy, which are combined with traditions of the Russian Imperial Ballet. The original choreography and noble manner of performance are carefully preserved.
The repertoire of the Russian Ballet Theater includes only recognized masterpieces of classical performances - world famous P. Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and gala concerts with fragments world famous ballet performances. The Russian Ballet restored the ballet Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker in its original form.