As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” These words speak to the hearts of the artistic management of the St. Petersburg Theater Russian Ballet, which will visit Israel this month. A classical ballet company established to uphold and cherish the rich history of the art form, the Russian Ballet’s one goal is to present ballet at its finest.
“Our company preserves traditions of the classical ballet and the choreographic style of the Mariinsky or Kirov theatre. We adhere to strict observance of the principles of movement, expressiveness and the spiritual creativity of the unique charm of dance,” explain artistic director Ludmila Bragina and choreographer and ballet master Alexandr Manoshkin.
Despite an inherent language barrier, Bragina and Manoshkin’s commitment to and pure love of ballet come through loud and clear.