The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
General Information

Igor NEPOMNYASHCHIY, Artistic Director of the Theatre
Lyudmila SYCHEVA, Artistic Director of the Ballet

* Company of 65

P. Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

Ballet in 2 acts with an Epilogue
Choreography by
Vasily Vainonen

S. Prokofiev

Romeo And Juliet

Ballet in 2 acts
Choreography by
Michael Lavrovsky

S. Prokofiev

Cinderella

Ballet in 3 acts
Choreography by
Vladimir Vasiliev

Season 2012 - 2013   USA, Canada Tour 2012 - 2013

The 2006–2007 season marks the debut North American performances of The State Ballet Theater of Russia, which is the touring name of the The Voronezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, established in 1961.

The Director of the Voronezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet is Honored Artist of Russia Igor Nepomnyashchy. The artistic director of the ballet since the early 1990's, is People's artist of Russia Nabilya Valitova.

Voronezh was founded in 1585 by Tsar Feodor I a fortress protecting the Russian state from the raids of Crimean and Nogay Tatars, is a large city in the south of Central Russia, not far from Ukraine. Settlements were present in Voronezh since the Stone Age. And as the name Voronezh is very old, its exact meaning is unknown.

Many famous people were born in Voronezh including poets and writers Platonov, Koltsov, Bunin, Nikitin, Marshak, Troepolskii; painters Kramskoi, Ge, Kuprin, the physicist Cherenkov; gymnasts Davydova, Tkachyov and the anarchist Voline.

The repertoire of the theatre includes work by both classical and modern Russian composers including: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet .

Numerous distinguished students of the famous Voronezh Choreographic College have immediately joined the State Ballet Theatre of Russia immediately upon their graduation. Alumni of the Voronezh Choreographic College include such well-known choreographers as Ter-Stepanova, E. Aksenova (Moscow), O. Ignatyev (St.-Petersburg), N. Nazirova (Azerbaijan), S. Sheina, V. Petchersky (St.-Petersburg) worked in Voronezh.

At the end of the 1960s and in the beginning of the 1970s the playbill contained Per Gunt by E.Grieg, Giselle and Le Corsaire by Adan, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, Young Lady and Hooligan by Shostakovich.

During the 1970s the works of modern composers were widely represented: A.Khachaturyan's Gayane, E.Lazarev's Antony and Cleopatre, R.Shchedrin's Carmen-suite, Mischievous Chastooshki, A.Petrov's Adam and Eve, A.Crein Laurensia and ballet classics such as A.Glazunov's Raimonda, and L.Gerold's Vain Precaution.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has toured USA ( four times ). The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has toured with productions of traditional Russian classics throughout France, (performing Sleeping Beauty in 38 cities), Germany, Holland and Czech Republic, as well as in India and throughout Africa with engagements in Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia.

Among the company's 65 dancers are many distinguished Russian artists and winners of many international ballet competitions including:

Svetlana Noskova, Yuliya Nepomnyashchaya, Alexandra Alimova, Elena Batishcheva, Marta Filippova, Anastasia Rusina, Denis Kaganer, Alexander Lityagin, Vladislav Ivanov and Valentin Shustikov.

These leading dancers have represented the art of Russian Ballet in the USA, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Vietnam, India, Cyprus, Malta, Japan, and several countries in Africa.

Repertoire

A. Adam “Giselle” chor by J Coralli, J Perrot and M. Petipa
I. Armsgeimer “Cavalry's Halt” chor. by Marius Petipa
renewed by Pyotr Gusev
F. Amirov “One Thousan & One Night” chor. & prod. by Namilya Nazirova
B. Asafiev “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai” chor. by R. Zakharov
J. Bach/L. Bethoven “Yesenin and Duncan” chor. and staged by Oleg Ignatiev
F. Chopin “Chopiniana” chor. by M. Fokin
staged by K. Ter-Stepanova
V. Gavrilin “Anyuta” chor. and staged by Vladimir Vasiliev
H. Levenshold “La SyIphide” chor by August Bournonville
staged by K. Ter-Stepanova
L. Minkus “Don Quixote” chor. by Alexander Gorsky
L. Minkus “Paquita” classical Grand Pas
chor. by M. Petipa
renewed by Tatyana Legat
L. Minkus “The Shades Act” from "La Bayadere"
chor. by M. Petipa
C. Pugni “Pas de Quatre” chor. by C. Perrot
revived by Anton Dolin
S. Prokofiev “Cinderella” chor. and staged by V. Vasiliev
S. Prokofiev “The Stone Flower” chor. and staged by U. Martynovich
P. Tchaikovsky “Sleeping Beauty” chor. by Marius Petipa
P Tchaikovsky “Swan Lake” chor. by L. Ivanov, M. Petipa and A. Gorsky
P Tchaikovsky “Nutcracker” chor. by V. Vainonen
A. Rybnikov “Unona and Avos” Rock Ballet, chor. and staged by by Oleg Ignatiev
A. Rybnikov “Angels of Death” Rock Ballet, chor. and staged by by Oleg Ignatiev

The Overseas Tours

Austria, Netherlands 1973
Yugoslavia, Italy 1974
Austria 1975, 1977, 1998
Bulgaria 1976
Netherlands, Belgium 1977, 2002, 2003, 2005
Poland 1978, 1990
Italy 1979, 1993
Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg 1981
Hungary 1983
Germany 1985, 1991, 1998, 2002
Czechoslovakia 1987, 1992
Japan 1992, 1995
South Korea 1993
England 1994
Ireland 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
China 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006
USA 2007, 2009
 
 
 
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