Touring calendar

January 2021
31 : Lugano (CH) - La Belle au bois dormant
February 2021
02 : Fribourg (CH) - Don Quichotte
06 : Neuilly-sur-Seine (FR) - Don Quichotte
07 : Neuilly-sur-Seine (FR) - Don Quichotte
09 : Noisy-le-Grand (FR) - Don Quichotte
11 : Taverny (FR) - Les Sylphides / La Belle au bois dormant - Acte 1 / Paquita
13 : Reims (FR) - Don Quichotte
14 : Reims (FR) - Don Quichotte
16 : Les Sables d'Olonne (FR) - Les Sylphides / La Belle au bois dormant - Acte 1 / Paquita (TBC)
18 : La Rochelle (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
19 : La Rochelle (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
21 : Vichy (FR) - Don Quichotte
March 2021
05 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
06 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
07 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
09 : Martigues (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
10 : Martigues (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
Yacobson Ballet

Yacobson Ballet

Artistic director Andrian Fadeev

Yacobson Ballet was founded in 1969 by Ballet Master and famous choreographer Leonid Yacobson. It was the first Russian independent company - not associated with an Opera - it quickly created a buzz within the Russian ballet landscape and received the title of "Miniature Company", referring to the short lengths of the pieces created by its founder. During seven years as a director, Leonid Yacobson worked on the development of dance in Russia and collaborated with renowned dancers such as Natalia Makarova, Alla Osipenko, Maya Plisetskaya and Mikhail Baryshniko.
 
After Yacobson's death in 1976, his closest collaborator took the direction of the company and opened the repertoire to Russian and foreign choreographers, developing a repertoire of creations based on the founding technique of ballet. The company also began to export its excellent reputation outside of Russia.
 
Since 2011, the Yacobson Ballet has been directed by Andrian Fadeev, ex principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet. With his strength of conviction,
Fadeev wanted to bring the company - composed of 75 dancers with astonishing technique and soloists with strong personalities - to an international level. He rejuvenated ballets from the classical repertoire. And following tradition, he is commissioning and updating new stage productions and costume designs. Cutting the lengthy parts in order to keep what is essential; he gives spirit and rhythm to those historical pieces and modernizes them. The company is a beautiful way to rediscover traditional ballet repertoire, performed elegantly and with brio by excellent dancers.
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Press

“Classical and strict. Good quality sets and costumes, brilliant virtuosity of the soloists and technical orderliness of corps de ballet.”

Simonetta Trovato, Giornale di Sicilia


Touring calendar

January 2021
31 : Lugano (CH) - La Belle au bois dormant
February 2021
02 : Fribourg (CH) - Don Quichotte
06 : Neuilly-sur-Seine (FR) - Don Quichotte
07 : Neuilly-sur-Seine (FR) - Don Quichotte
09 : Noisy-le-Grand (FR) - Don Quichotte
11 : Taverny (FR) - Les Sylphides / La Belle au bois dormant - Acte 1 / Paquita
13 : Reims (FR) - Don Quichotte
14 : Reims (FR) - Don Quichotte
16 : Les Sables d'Olonne (FR) - Les Sylphides / La Belle au bois dormant - Acte 1 / Paquita (TBC)
18 : La Rochelle (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
19 : La Rochelle (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
21 : Vichy (FR) - Don Quichotte
March 2021
05 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
06 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
07 : Montpellier (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
09 : Martigues (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant
10 : Martigues (FR) - La Belle au bois dormant

Pieces available for touring

Season highlights

After a substantial series of performances at the Mariinsky Theatre and then at the Tovstonogov Bolshoï Drama Theater from July 22 to August 31, 2019, the company continues to establish itself as one of the major companies on the international scene thanks to its significant touring activities. This season, the company's dancers will perform in St. Petersburg, as well as in Japan, France, Morocco, Italy, Israel and Germany.
In December 2019, choreographer Iñaki Urlezaga will create a new ballet inspired by The Queen of Spades, an opera emblematic of Russian culture, itself inspired by Alexandre Pushkin's short story. With sets designed by Ezio Frigerio, this creation will be presented on December 5 at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater in St. Petersburg.
The season will end with the restage of John Cranko's famous piece Onegin, which premieres is scheduled for December 2020.