February, 23 after a long-term break soloists of the Petersburg
ballet gave a concert in Belgrade.
Performances of actors of the Petersburg ballet in Belgrade were devoted
to a 300-anniversary of Saint Petersburg. Soloists of Mariinskiy and
Mussorgskiy theatre have presented the Belgrad public fragments from
classical ballet repertoir. One of the largest auditoriums of Europe
and the most well-known on the Balkan - the Sava - centre designed more
than on 3,5 thousand of spectator places, was overflown.
It is necessary to note, that last time went on tour Russian ballet
in Belgrade even before war in Yugoslavia: the troupe of the Bolshoy
theatre here acted in 1997. Present performances have coincided with
the next political changes on the Balkan. But arrival of actors northern
capital became rather large event in life of the country. On performance
all political and cultural beau monde of the Balkan has gathered: in
particular, representatives of the Ministries for Foreign Affairs and
cultures of Yugoslavia, a mayoralty of Belgrade, embassy of Russia."
The art actors have created in the Sava - centre an atmosphere of city
on Neva, with his nice cultural traditions. The masterly engineering
they have adequately presented a hailstones Peter the Great, and their
magnificent performance has given hope for revival of cultural communications",
- write the Belgrad newspapers.
The cultural action in honour of a 300-anniversary of Saint Petersburg
is organized by the company " Art of Dance
" and Dance Council
of Serbia and Montenegro at support of UNESCO, the
Ministry of culture of Russia, Embassy of the Russian Federation in
Serbia and Montenegro, and also the Ministries for Foreign Affairs of
Serbia and Montenegro.