The Bolshoi Theatre’s only school abroad is in Brazil. It was opened in 2000, in the city of Joinville (State of Santa Catarina) with the noble aim of providing a profession to Brazilian children who are cut out by nature for dance and lack the wherewithal to obtain a good education, ballet training included (incidentally, there is no particular tradition of ballet training in Brazil). The education given at the Bolshoi Theatre Joinville school is really good — three of its graduates are already dancing with success as members of the Bolshoi Ballet Company itself. This year the Bolshoi Theatre Joinville School is celebrating its 15th anniversary and at long last the Bolshoi Ballet Company is off on tour to Brazil where it has not been seen for all of sixteen years.


In its short performance history (less than ten months), The Bolshoi’s version of the ballet The Taming of the Shrew is off on its second tour. In December of last year it created a furore at one of the most famous European ballet festivals — The Forum of Dance in Monaco (Monte Carlo), organized by the choreographer of our ‘hit’ Jean Christophe Maillot.
This time round our The Taming of the Shrew will adorn the programme of another well-known festival — the St. Petersburg Dance Open.

Alexandrinsky Theatre.


It will give a concert performance of The Marriage of Figaro at The Northern Lights Festival.


Onegin, one of the most popular John Cranko creations thanks to which made by John Cranko owing to whom the thanks Stuttgart Ballet acquired world fame, entered the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire in 2013. Then came a performance in Moscow’s Onegin by Stuttgart Ballet soloists. And, finally, on the eve of Orthodox Christmas the Bolshoi Ballet Onegin soloists were invited to Stuttgart for a return visit: they danced the leads in Onegin with the Stuttgart Company and enjoyed a great success. One can find the evidence on Facebook: “WOW! What a great Onegin performance we were able to enjoy last night at the Opera House!!! Thanks again to the five wonderful dancers from Moscow: Vlasdislav Lantratov, Evgenia Obraztsova, Semyon Chudin, Anna Tikhomirova and Vitaly Biktimirov. You certainly deserved you standing ovations!”

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