Perm Opera Ballet in Canada
PERM OPERA BALLET toured in Canada for the first time from February 22 to 26, 2017 with 6 representations of Tchaikovsky The Swan Lake in Natalia Makarova's version of the famous choreography on the stage of Place des Arts, the most prestigious performing arts center of Montreal.
Three tons of costumes and scenery were shipped from Oural of Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Montreal for the rich and high quality performances. The 80 participants of the tour, including 68 dancers, presented six shows of the ballet Swan Lake in a version of the Great Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova. The famous music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky was performed by the 60 musicians of Les Grands Ballets Orchestra conducted by the Principal conductor of the Perm Opera Ballet Theatre, Honored artist of Russia, People's artist of Bashkortostan, winner of the National theatre award "Golden Mask", Valery Platonov.
The average occupancy rate during the tour of the Perm ballet was 97%, while hall capacity is almost 3,000 seats. 17,128 spectators saw Perm ballet’s Swan Lake! Outstanding gests saw the performances, among them several directors of the leading theatres and concert halls of America and Europe, the most reputable journalists, the famous Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock, The Consul of the Russian Federation in Montreal, artists of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and students of Quebec high school of dance.
The tour of The Perm Opera Ballet Theatre presented not only the true traditions of Russian classical ballet, but also allowed to reveal the secrets of the Russian ballet school – the principal ballet masters of the Perm Ballet Theatre gave master-classes.
The tour had a stunning success! The Perm Opera Ballet Theatre showed in Canada the famous school of Russian classical ballet, a new generation of the talented young dancers, fine technique of classical dance and musicality. The performances gave a unique opportunity to the spectators of Montreal to see the great masterpiece of the Russian classical repertoire and choreography of the great Russian choreographers – Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa.
The Swan Lake of Perm Ballet was an unforgettable event for the Canadian audience and will stay in the history of Montreal forever!
Letters from the public:
"I must tell you that I saw the ballet on Wednesday night with my daughter Amelia who is a ballerina and it was wonderful. I’m 65 years old and I can tell you that I saw many “Swan Lake” and yours is the most beautiful in the world. From the pas de deux with the solo of violin, my daughter was so touched that she could not stop crying. She thanks you for so many magic moments."
"Finally, what a joy see this legendary ballet! The dancers of the Perm Ballet were charmed by their technical prowess and their infinite grace."
"I saw the Swan Lake performance in Montreal on Feb 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the finest performances ever. Congratulations!"
"Breathtaking ballet of the Perm Ballet presented in Place des Arts. Fabulous dancers!"
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Perm Opera Ballet in France
to participate in Robbins Centennial Tribute at the Les Etés de la Danse Festival, June 28th to 30th, 2018
Les Etés de la Danse is one of the world’s most prestigious festivals. In 2018 it is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the outstanding American choreographer Jerome Robbins. In honor of this celebration five world famous ballet companies will perform together :
New York City Ballet
Miami City Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Perm Opera Ballet
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Alexey Miroshnichenko the Perm Opera Ballet will present in Paris its ballet stars such as: Polina Buldakova (Laureate of the “Arabesk” International Competition, newspaper Russia Beyong included her to “5 new faces of Russian Ballet 2017/2018 season”, Inna Bilash (Grand Prix of the TV Competition “Bolshoï Ballet”, Winner of the “Arabesk” International Competition), Nikita Chetverikov (Grand Prix of the TV Competition “Bolshoï Ballet”, Winner of the “Arabesk” International Competition, Prize-winner of Marius Petipa Award, Winner of Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand Prix), as well as principals such as Albina Rangulova, Denis Tolmazov, Ksenia Barbashyova, Evguenia Chetverikova, Anna Poïstogova, Olga Zavgorodnyaya, Taras Tovstyuk, Alexander Taranov – over 55 dancers.
Perm Opera Ballet will perform the famous Robbins’ production “The Four Seasons”, music by Giuseppe Verdi, with Orchestra Prométhé (Paris) conducted by Perm Opera Ballet Maestro Artem Abashev.
Traditionally held at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet, this year Les Etés de la Danse will take place in the new, modern and amazing concert hall “La Seine Musicale”.
Performances by Perm Opera Ballet are scheduled on June 28th 8 p.m., June 29th 8 p.m., June 30th 14:30 p.m. an 8 p.m.
Perm Opera Ballet Executive representative in France and North America RUS ART productions organizes the tour of Perm Ballet in Paris, for Les Etés de la Danse Festival. The General Producer of the tour Anastasia Kovalenko.
The honorary sponsor of the Perm Opera Ballet tour in France
For the first time the Perm Opera Ballet get their own branded clothing, kindly provided by Grishko for the tour in Paris.