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St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice

 



"Unforgettable! Must See!" - Tripadvisor.com

 

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For the first time in almost a decade, Talmi Entertainment brings you St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice! Do not miss the opportunity to book the most engaging ice performers in the world on your stage! Turn-key production creates a full ice rink on stage that will captivate audiences with Russia’s foremost skating troupe.

Star performers, brilliant music and inventive choreography come together to create a performance that promises to wow any audience. It’s the classic story ballets like you’ve never seen them before!

NUTCRACKER * CINDERELLA * SWAN LAKE * SLEEPING BEAUTY * ROMEO + JULIET

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History

The Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on Ice (formerly the Leningrad State Ballet on Ice), founded in 1967 by the outstanding choreographer Konstantin Boyarsky, is the successor of the remarkable traditions of the St. Petersburg School of the Classical Ballet.

The Ballet is headed by its Artistic Director, former soloist of the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet, and Merited Artist of Russia Konstantin Rassadin, a schoolmate of Rudolf Nuriev. He participated in the performances jointly with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova.

Musical Director and one of the co-founders of the Ballet is Leo Korkhin, prominent Russian conductor who conducts quite a number of orchestras including the renowned Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Society, named after D. Shostakovich.

The multiple World and European champions, double Olympic champions Ludmila Beloussova and Oleg Protopopov; multiple World and European champion, Olympic champion Alexei Ulanov; multiple prize winner of the World and European figure-skating competitions and Olympic games Ludmila Smirnova danced in the Ballet at different times. There are about 20 dancers in the company who have the honorable titles of the Masters of Sports of Russia for the victories at the all-Russia and international figure skating competitions.

Since 1995 the Saint-Petersburg Ballet on Ice has been performing on stage of opera theaters. It shows the most famous ballets by P. Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Cinderella, ballet by S. Prokofiev.

All the productions are staged by its principal choreographer Merited Artist of Russia Konstantin Rassadin. This is for the first time in the world that the real classical ballets in classical ballet costumes and sets are performed on an ice rink installed on stage of the theater.

For the last five years these productions have been successfully performed on the best stages of the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, China, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, Greece, Portugal, and Ireland.

 

Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on Ice – REVIEWS / IN THE PRESS


Inflight REVIEW

"The only virtuoso company in the world to combine classical dance and figure-skating." That is how the Paris newspaper "France-Soir" described St. Petersburg's "Ballet on Ice" in the 1980s. The company is now famous throughout the world, having extended the scope of the traditional ice- show. Some dance routines and skating manoeuvres, which used to constitute the repertoire of the majority of such companies, have been replaced by staged ice ballets.


LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The latest production of ‘Cinderella’ by the St. Petersburg Ice Ballet seems set to raise the bar on many little girls' fantasies. With its dizzying combination of fairy tale magic, flowing tutus, and thrilling skating spins and leaps performed by a company of 31 ice dancers, budding ballerinas, and would-be Olympic skaters may soon be dreaming of crossover careers."


THE KOREA TIMES

"The troupe has visited Korea every year since 1998, and has become a must-see performance among children and adults alike, with its beautiful music, gliding footwork and lavish costumes and sets."


CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“It's quite amazing, because the skaters can do these leaps in these magnificent costumes," said Blythe RaineyCuyler, Hemmens' manager, who introduced the touring company to Elgin. "It's like you're watching a ballet.... They're so graceful."


Art and Culture Magazine "ST. PETERSBURG" (Canada)

"The St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice has always been theatrical, even when the special effects were limited to whatever a rink could support." “Our main allegiance is to classical dance and classical choreography, and the dramatic skills they require," Rassadin explains.
   
 

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