The first tour of the Asami Maki Ballet Tokyo in Vladivostok will take place on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre and will begin with the premiere of the Tale About God Of Dragon (Asuka) ballet on January 15, 16 and 17, 2019.
The Theatre marathon will continue until the end of 2019, will cover all of the 85 regions of Russia and become a major cultural relay going from theatre to theatre, from city to city. A specially designed symbol of the Year of the Theatre is given by senior-most officials of the country to the director of the theatre that starts the marathon and is then handed over by each visiting theatre to the hosting region. The symbol of the Year of the Theatre will travel around the country accompanying theatre visits to each region.
The audience of the Primorsky Stage is going to enjoy the long-awaited ballet premiere. On December 15, 16 and 20, Rodion Shchedrin’s ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse will be shown. The main parts will be performed by the leading artists of the theater’s ballet troupe: ballet dancers Irina Sapozhnikova and Anna Samostrelova, premieres Sergey Umanets and Kanat Nadyrbek, soloists Katerina Floria, Liliya Berezhnova, Victor Mulagin, Oleksiy Skalyun, Sergey Amanbaev, Alexander Bykov and Sergey Zolotarev. Anton Torbeev will take the conductor’s stand of the Mariinsky Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage.