The Saint Petersburg State Ballet on Ice will bring to Bucharest Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in a performance set for January 17th at Sala Palatului.
The Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on ice (the former Leningrad State Ballet on ice) was established in 1967 by the choreographer Konstantin Boyarsky. The Ballet is headed by artistic director Konstantin Rassadin, a former soloist of the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet and a school-mate of Rudolf Nuriev. The musical director and one of the co-founders of the company is conductor Leo Korkhin, who conducts a number of orchestras including the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Society named after D.Shostakovich. Since 1995 the Saint-Petersburg Ballet on ice has been performing on stage of opera theaters.
The two-act ballet The Nutcracker was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with Tchaikovsky’s score. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on December 18, 1892.