Ballet as musical performance art is quite popular in Russia and got most of the attention among other styles of performance arts between both Russians and Tourists. Therefore, most of the theater halls in Russia provide the necessary needs to perform a ballet show so that ballet companies would be able to participate in their theaters throughout the year. Most of the ballet companies in Russia have their abroad tours, but since many locals and foreign tourists interested in ballet shows, all of them perform in Russia as well. The reason behind the interest among foreign tourists is that the Russian Classical Ballet has its differences with other styles and attract many ballet lovers’ attention from the beginning of its existence.
Russia has provided all the necessary needs and plans to develop the Russian Ballet since the locals cared about ballet a lot. For example, we can point out to the several theater halls with the ability to host ballet performances. Each ballet show needs a live classical music set and special platform for ballerinas to dance on it as well. Since the ballet has played a major role in Russia history, you can usually find modernized ballet halls near historical sites such as palaces or historical buildings. One of these halls is the Aurora Ballet Hall which is located inside the Saint Petersburg Hotel at the center of the St. Petersburg city. The name of the hall came from the Aurora Cruiser which is anchored at the side of the Neva river beside the hotel.
The story of Aurora knitted with the history of Russia. The cruiser constructed in 1900 for the imperial navy and released into the water for the Russia-Japan’s war in which it survived. After it came back into the Baltic sea and inside Russia territory, it went under reconstruction to be ready for its next assignment. The cruiser marked its name in the history of Russia when it fired the first shot at the Winter Palace, and indicated the beginning of the October Revolution and the end of Romanov’s monarchy in Russia. Currently, the cruiser serves as a museum ship on the Neva River near the Saint Petersburg hotel beside the Petrogradskaya embankment.
Saint Petersburg hotel is located at the historical part of the city on the Petrogradskaya embankment near Neva River. The hotel built in 1970 and the name Petrograd was chosen for the hotel since it was the first hotel in this size that built after the Second World War in St. Petersburg. The up to date technologies that used to build this hotel made “Petrograd” even more obvious choice for this hotel as a symbol for the city.
The theater hall inside the hotel is an ideal location for all sorts of performances such as classical concerts, theaters, operas, and ballet shows. This hall is well-equipped with the best and latest tools and features for live performances. Most of the tourists who don’t have a room in the hotel came to this hotel only to see a ballet show. Most of the ballet shows required a full set of classical music and a well-equipped stage that designed for a ballet performance. The backstage and special rooms existed for ballerinas are also necessary to give a ballet hall a five-star rate which the Aurora Ballet Hall meets with all of these requirements. The Aurora Ballet Hall with a capacity of almost 800 people at once which can host ballet show, classical concerts, jazz concerts, dance competition, and other performing arts.
One of the none historical attraction of Russia is the dance performances and Russian folk songs which attract lots of foreign tourists. During the fold dance festivals in Russia, you can notice loads of foreigners among the locals. Though Ballet origin doesn’t come from Russia and didn’t have any historical mark since a few centuries ago, from the birth of the Russian Ballet, many masters and ballet lovers admired its methods and performance.
Many foreign tourists travel to Russia only to see a Russian Ballet show from many famous Russian ballet companies. There are several upsides for visiting Saint Petersburg hotel to attend a ballet show. The theater hall lobby has an amazing view over Neva river, Aurora Cruiser, and several historical sites. Visitants can also enjoy a fine meal at the theater hall international restaurant. The theater hall designed like the ancient theaters so each person can enjoy a great view over the stage.
We recommend that if you have plans to visit St. Petersburg, make sure to see at least one ballet show in your Russia tour, especially on the St. Petersburg city which has lots of theater halls. Since there are several halls with different performances throughout the year, you have a variety of choice to choose the best option for your ballet show. However, because of the historical point of the Saint Petersburg Hotel, and its ballet hall features, we recommend you to visit this hall in your St. Petersburg tour program and enjoy your ballet show as much as possible.