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Russian Ballet

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Get inspired with the best theatres in Saint Petersburg watching famous Russian Ballet.

Ballet is the national honor of Russian and the “visiting card” of the Russian culture. Originated in Italy and France, here it found its “second home country”. It is in Russia where classical ballet traditions have been kept and developed to present them to the whole world again afterwards. St. Petersburg school is faithful to classical traditions and focus on perfection of every movement and super professionalism of actors. The most “classical” versions of the great ballet performances can still be seen on stage of the St. Petersburg theatre.

The most popular Russian ballets are:

1, Swan Lake. For many, Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's first foray into the genre, composed 140 years ago, has become synonymous with the idea of ballet.

2. The Sleeping Beauty. It is often described as "an encyclopedia of classical dance". This three-act ballet with its prologue and apotheosis comprises everything created by the genre of classical ballet over the three hundred years it has existed.

3. The Nutcracker. It is a sure sign that Christmas is coming when tickets for The Nutcracker go on sale in Russia. The clear voices of the children's choir accompanying the circle dance of snowflakes in white tutus perfectly embody the belief in miracles that is so strongly associated with this holiday.