Saint Petersburg State 'Russian Ballet' to Go on 7-City U.S. Tour, Beginning 3/31

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The esteemed Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" will embark on a six-city U.S. tour this spring. Eight performances will showcase the classic fantasy ballet "Swan Lake," featuring the renowned music by Tchaikovsky and an impressive cast of some of the world's best dancers. The Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" continues to captivate audiences worldwide, adhering to the signature aspects of Russian ballet as a whole: true expressivity, dramatic presentation and impeccable technical presentation.

"We are thrilled to bring the Saint Petersburg 'Russian Ballet' to the U.S. and believe the audience will enjoy themselves," said Ernesto Texo with Texoart Cultural Productions.

Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" performers are graduates of Saint Petersburg's prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy, founded in 1738, and continue to perform on the oldest stages in Saint Petersburg. Consistently delighting sold-out audiences worldwide with world-class dancers and dazzling costumes, the Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" continues to make international touring a large part of its contribution to furthering Russian dance and culture.

Created in 1990 by the family of professional ballet dancers, The Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" dynasty is more than 100 years old. Artistic Director Alexander Bruskin is a former soloist of the famed Kirov Ballet, a former classmate of the renowned Mikhail Baryshnikov, and a former student of legendary ballet instructor Alexander Pushkin.

The Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" has successfully conducted more than 50 tours worldwide in countries including Japan, England, Ireland, Spain, the U.S., France and Germany among many others, and has participated in 10 international ballet festivals. Today, the repertoire includes such masterpieces as "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Nutcracker" and "Don Quixote." Each ballet is performed in its original choreography, and the Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" perceives its main mission to be the preservation of such choreographic authenticity.

The Saint Petersburg State "Russian Ballet" U.S. performance schedule, venue and ticket information is as follows:

Tuesday, April 7
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla.
8 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Box Office, vanwezel.org, or by phone at 941-953-3368.

Wednesday, April 8
Lucas Theatre
32 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga.
7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available via lucastheatre.com, or by phone at 912-525-5050.

Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 - Two performances!
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana St., Houston
7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available at the Jones Hall Box Office or houstonfirsttheaters.com.

Thursday, April 16
Lila Cockrell Theatre in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E. Market St., San Antonio
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available at the Alamodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 - Two performances!
AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House - Margaret McDermott Performance Hall
2403 Flora St., Dallas
7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, ticketdfw.com, or by phone at 214-871-5000.

Thursday, April 23
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
1419 Basin St., New Orleans
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
Available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office (day of show only), or in advance at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

For more information, visit http://spbt.ru.

Photo Courtesy of the St. Petersburg Ballet



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