Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Russians To Perform Classics.

Byline: Marika Brussel For the Journal

* St. Petersburg troupe will present some of the best-known traditional ballet pieces during three appearances in Santa Fe

The Stars of St. Petersburg are coming to Santa Fe. St. Petersburg, known for many years as Leningrad, is home to two major ballet companies: the Bolshoi and the Kirov, also known as the Mariinsky. The historic Mariinsky Theater was home to the great Anna Pavlova, Rudolph Nureyev and most of the Russian ballet stars who emigrated to the West. This long-standing ballet company has produced some of the most prominent dancers and choreographers, including George Balanchine, the late, eminent choreographer and head of the New York City Ballet. …

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