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The Vaganova Academy Ballet Gala!
7th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Unique ballet Gala from the students
of the legendary Vaganova Academy, Saint Petersburg!
For the first time touring in Switzerland, the Vaganova Academy is celebrating its 280 years anniversary in 2018!
The Academy that trained legends of the ballet world is now presenting in Lausanne 80 of its most talented students aged 12 to 18 in a unique program!
280th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The Vaganova Ballet Academy was founded in 1’738 at Saint Petersburg as the ballet school of the Imperial Theatre. It is one of the first ballet academies and of the most prestigious, throughout the ballet history. The pedagogical method developed by Agrippina Vaganova, a dancer and teacher, is still recognised today as one of the most renown in the ballet world.
Amongst the most famous pupils of the Academy are Mathilde Kchessinska. Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Michel Fokine, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Svetlana Sakharova or Diana Vicheva.
Nikolaï Tsiskaridge, former principal of the Bolshoi, is the current rector of the Academy and Zhanna Ayoupova, former principal of the Kirov Ballet (today’s Marinsky) is the artistic director. Both will accompany the 80 students, aged from 12 to 18 years, to their first gala in Switzerland.
The first part will showcase the talented students in variations of various ballets. The second part wil be the entire performance of the « Fairy Doll », choreographed by the Legat brothers for the last tsar’s children.
In addition, Laura Fernandez the Swiss 2016 prize winner, now a dancer with the Marinsky, will participate as a guest at the gala.
From CHF 30.- to CHF 110.-
Duration : 1h50 with intermission
Info : www.vd-consulatrusse.ch
Tickets : www.starticket.ch (CHF 30.- to 110.-)
WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2018
DOORS OPEN AT 18:30
START AT 19:30
END APPROX. AT 21:20
THEATRE DE BEAULIEU, LAUSANNE