St Petersburg Ballet to come to Istanbul
ISTANBULOne of the world’s best known classical ballet theaters, the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theater (SPTB), will take the stage in Istanbul later this month.
The SPTB will perform “Swan Lake” and “La Bayadere” from Dec. 19-21 at the Türker İnanoğlu Maslak (TİM) Show Center.
Formed by Konstantin Tachkin in Russia in 1994, the SPTB performs more than 200 shows a year around the world. It is the only classical ballet theater performing independently without state support or sponsors. The dancers travel with their own orchestra under the baton of conductor Alexander Kantorov.
Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” which is considered the masterpiece of classical ballet, will be on stage on Dec. 19 and 21.
A joint work by composer L. Minkus and choreographer M. Petipa, “La Bayadere” (The Temple Dancer) is a 19th century love story between the temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor, set in India. A scene from the ballet, known as “The Kingdom of the Shades,” is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet. It will be on the TİM Show center stage on Dec. 20.
Tickets for the events are available at Biletix.