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Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)

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Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlarge Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlarge One of the main St. Petersburg's Ballet stages. In Russia, Alexandrinsky Ballet is within 3 top Ballet companies: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alexandrinsky Ballet.
The Hall is the hall of the Imperial theatre, beautifully decorated. In 2007 this historical 18th century building was restored and looks like in 1756. Alexandrinsky Theatre was the main Ballet and Opera stage of the Russian Empire before Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre. Alexandrinsky Ballet utilizes soloists from the Mariinsky and the stage sets are truly magnificent.
Most of the Alexandrinsky Ballet Dancers are graduators of the famous Vaganova Ballet Academy - most of the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet dancers are graduators of the same academy.
The ballet company have many tours worldwide and have a great success all over the world. The performances reflect the quality that one has come to expect from the Mariinsky or the Bolshoi!
The acoustics are excellent and the orchestra is superb. Alexandrinsky is a great alternative to Mariinsky, if you can not visit Mariinsky (Kirov) for some reason.

Yury Petukhov - Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre

Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre, People‘s Artist of Russia, State Prize Laureate of Russia, Laureate to International Ballet competition, Yury Petukhov was born on November 06, 1953.

After finishing the Perm choreographic school (teacher Y.i. Plaht), he began working in 1972 at the Perm theatre. Debuted in a party Franz. The first performer of parties: the Germann‘s double ("Three cards", 1973), Truffaldino ("The Servant of two misters", 1976, choreography by N. N. Boyarchikov), Adam ("Creation of the world", 1974), choreography by M. M. Gasiev). Since 1979 works at Maly opera and ballet theatre. The first performer of parties in ballets put by Boyarchikov: Gerakl, Franz ("Robbers", 1982), Makbet ("Makbet", 1984), the choreographic compositions by L. S. Lebedev: "Two dances in style gagaku" (1988), "Illusion" (1989), "Vii" (1990). The job with this balletmaster detailed has opened the person of the actor.

Possession by gift of transformation allowing him to create the contrast, the emotional Images, possession of masterly technique of classical have ensured to Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlargehim all the leading roles of both the classical and modern choreographical repertoires. He performed the following leading roles: Albert ("Giselle"), Zigfrid ("Swan Lake"), Kolen; Peter ("Halt of Cavalry"), Boris ("King Boris"), Podkolesin ("Marriage"), Grigoryi ("Silent Don"), Foreman ("Foreman and Margarita"), Snake-charmer ("Kleopatra"), Vision of a rose ("Vision of Rose"), Basill, Desire, Prince ("Nutcracker"), Romeo, Mercuzio and Benvolio ("Romeo and Juletta"), Orfei ("Orfei and Evridika"). 

Being by one of the most interesting performer of a modern choreography he continues to create new. After graduating in 1989 balletmaster‘s part of the Leningrad Conservatory he puts ballets on stages of different theatres: "Fly cranes" (1985, Maly Theatre), "Don Quixote" (1987, theatre "Estonia"), "White knight" (Maly theatre), "Karmen" (Valencia), "Cinderella", "Nutcracker" (Tokio) and small ballet: "Picture", "Drama three" and many others.

Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlarge On 2 International Ballet competition Yury Petukhov has received 1 premium for the best choreography and 3 premium as a balletmaster and teachers throughout Russia and abroad.

Soloists of the Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre:
Maria Iakchanova, Lioudmila Minostseva,
Anastasia Shmakova, Vera Ziganova,
Elena Onegina, Nicolai Semenov,
Azamat Nabiullin, Viktor Demidov.

Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlarge
The Alexandrinsky Theatre building, created by K.I.Rossi, - is one of the outstanding samples of Russian Classicism. It plays the main part in the ensemble of Ostrovskogo Square.
During the re-planning of the Anichkov estate in 1817-1818 a big city square appeared between the Public Library and the Garden of the Anichkov Palace. For more than 10 years, from 1816 to1827, Rossi designed a number of projects of reconstruction and building of this square, planned the constructions a city theatre at it. The final variant of the project was established on 5 April 1828. The theatre building was started that year. Its ceremonial opening took place on 31 August 1832.
The theatre building is located in the heart of the square and its main facade faces Nevsky Prospect. The rusticated walls of the ground floor serve as a kind of a socle for the majestic colonnades decorating the facades.

Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)Click to enlarge The six-column colonnade of the main facade stands out clearly against the wall placed further backwards. The traditional protruding classical portico is here replaced with an impressive loggia. The semicircular niches hold the figures of the Muses - Terpsichore and Melpomene - and are ended by a wide sculpture brieze, rounded the building. The attic decorated with the figures of the glories in crowned with Apollo‘s carriage symbolizing the success of the national art.
The side facades of the theatre and the South facade closing the perspective of the Zodchego Rossi street are ceremonial and effective. Working out the project of the theatre Rossi concentrated his attention on volume and area decision, its monumentality and expressivity of its exterior.
Inside the building the hall is the most interesting one. Its propositions are well found. The elements of the first texture decoration were saved here, including a decorative golden carving here of boxes by the scene and by central box. The circle barriers are decorated by golden ornaments, made in the second half of 19th century.
Sculpture plays an important role in facade decorating. It was made by S.S Pimenov, V.I.Demut-Malinovsky and A.Triskorin. Apollo‘s carriage was chased from sheet copper to a model by S.Pimenov at Alexandrovsky Iron foundry.
By the order of the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna Russian Theatre for presenting comedies and tragedies was established on 30 August 1756. According to the order of Court office the name became shorter: Russian Theatre (since 6 January 1759). According to the order of the Empress Ekaterina II the name has been added by "Court" since 20 December 1766.
 19th century started. As for the decision and rules of inner ruling of the Empress Theatre Direction it was called Russian Drama Troupe of the Empress Saint-Petersburg Theatres (since 3 March 1825).
The First World War started. The city was remanded into Petrograd, The Empress Theatres - Petrograd ones, after February Revoluton by the order of the commissar of the Temporal Committee of the State Duma N.Lvov since 6 March 1917 the theatre has become Russian Drama Troupe of State Petrograd Theatres. Since 7 December 1919 People‘s Commissariat of Education declared it The State Academic Associated Theatre. Since 9 February 1937 when the country celebrated the hundred anniversary of Pushkin‘s death, by the decree of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR the theatre became the Pushkin State Academic Drama Theatre.
The Alexandrovskiy title is well-known according to the title of the building: a new building in the center of the capital was called so in honor of his wife Alexandra Fiodorovna by the decree of Nikolai I on 13 August 1832. This theatre is ruled by the building. Rossi rules. A ceremonial white columned facade with Apollo‘s carriage rules. A hall with brilliant acoustics where light whisper on the stage is heard from any place, where words come without a visible tension, rules. A golden portal as if it is destined for being an eternal aesthetic frame for the performance, rules. The legends and facts of that stage rule. This theatre rules itself. It rules its actors, who are so different. It rules its producers - it doesn‘t matter whether they want it or not. It rules the audience, which was different in different times, but it has always been the guest.

Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)
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Alexandrinsky Ballet Theatre hall plan

Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre (established 1756)
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Address: Ostrovskogo square, 2 , see map

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