Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

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Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

When you travel to Russia, there are multiple things that you can try on your trip, especially in St. Petersburg, where there are loads of exciting things for tourists who want to learn about Russian history, art, and culture. There are lots of museums in St. Petersburg that you can visit on your Russia tour, such as the second-largest art museum in the world, the Hermitage; you can go to see the astonishing parks and gardens of St. Petersburg during your tour to Russia since St. Petersburg has multiple beautiful gardens inside the city such as the Summer Garden or outside the city, such as the Pavlovsk; If you’re interested in religion and history of that matter, there are several cathedrals, such as Kazan Cathedral and religion museum, such as the Museum of the History of Religion in St. Petersburg that you can visit during your travel to Russia; One of the main things that you can get when you visit St. Petersburg is a rich taste of culture and art, including some of the Russian art, such as the Russian Ballet.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Though Russian Ballet is quite a favorite among Russians, it did not exist in Russia until the end of the 17th century. The origin of ballet date backs to the 15th century in France and Italy, and it didn’t enter Russia until the end of the 17th century because the Russian tsars and rulers had isolated Russia and didn’t let Western culture enter the country. Peter the Great was the first ruler who had decided to bring the western culture into Russia, and the ballet was one of them.

From the time that ballet had entered Russia in the 17th century to this day, Russia has developed its form in ballet and turned it into one of the top techniques of ballet in the world, and since then, many countries were inspired by it throughout history. Since Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg, and after that, ballet became a thing in Russia, St. Petersburg became the capital of Russian ballet; however, most of the top ballet companies in Russia are located in St. Petersburg.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Though Russian Ballet is one of the most respected performing art in Russia, it does not have its specific museum in St. Petersburg, but you can still visit some of the historical objects relate to Russian ballet in other museums. For example, while you visit the Museum of Political History on your St. Petersburg tour, you can also visit the exhibition hall belonged to the previous owner of the Kshesinskaya Palace, who was one of the top Russian ballerinas from the imperial Mariinsky Theatre. There you can see the items belonged to Mathilde Kshesinskaya, including his ballet costumes, playbills, and photos. 

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

One of the closest permanent exhibitions to Russian ballet locates inside the Samoilov Family Museum, where you can find the history, photographs, articles, items, and other things about the Russian ballet from the creation to the present day. There are also several costumes, set designs, and medals inside the collection of The Samoilov Family Museum. There are small collections and exhibitions in some of the theatre halls in St. Petersburg, but these two museums have the most relevant items about Russian Ballet.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Although Alexandernisky Theatre is a drama theater and there’s no ballet performs on its stages, it has a bold mark in Russian ballet and theater history, that’s why we suggest a visit to this theater on Russia Tour, especially its architecture, which is a masterpiece by Carlo Rossi. The Alexandernisky Theatre locates on Ostrovsky Square, which is a square on the well-known Nevsky prospect. That’s why it’s hard to miss this theatre on your tour to St. Petersburg, but visiting the interior or attending one of its performances is entirely your decision.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Mariinsky Theatre is one of the most influential and oldest companies in St. Petersburg. Though the Mariinsky only constructed in the 1860s, the history of this theatre dates back to at least 80 years before that. The Mariinsky Theater locates on the Theatre Square, which acquired its name from the Bolshoi Theatre that was formally there., but currently, it recognized because of Mariinsky Theatre. Besides the ballet performances that you can see on the main stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, you can also find a small museum about Russian ballet inside this place, but attending one of the shows would be more helpful to understand the Russian Ballet.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Theatre of Musical Comedy is one of the top theater halls in St. Petersburg; it’s also one of the most beloved theater halls in St. Petersburg because during the second world war and even during the dark days of the siege of Leningrad, it was the only theatre hall that kept open. If you visit this theatre for performance on your travel to St. Petersburg, you can also read about the story of the company.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

The Aurora Ballet Hall is one of the more recent built halls in St. Petersburg, which locates inside the Saint Petersburg Hotel on Petrogradskaya embankment. Though it called the Aurora Ballet Hall, all sorts of performances, including classical concerts, dramas, operas, and jass concerts have performed inside it. The Aurora Ballet Hall acquired its name from the Cruiser Aurora, which tied in the Neva River bank near the hotel, and it's visible from the lobby. If you visit each one of them on your trip to Russia, we at the Star Travel Company recommend you visit the other as well, especially the Cruiser Aurora Museum, which is one of the major attractions of Russia tour.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

The multi-functional Carnival Concert Hall, unlike its adjacent buildings, has constructed in the Soviet era. In 1986, about 20 companies came together to build the multi-functional Carnival Concert Hall inside the Anichkov Palace. Since the technologies that helped to build this concert hall was the latest technologies available, this hall is one of the best places to perform any form of art, including ballet, which is why we at the Star Travel Company recommend people who travel to Russia, visit this hall to watch a ballet performance on their tour to St. Petersburg.

 

Discover the Russian Ballet - St. Petersburg

Though there aren’t many museums dedicated to the Russian Ballet, it’s one of the popular and beloved performance art in Russia, and there’s no better way to learn about Russian ballet other than watching one on your trip to Russia. We also suggest our tourists visit our weblog to learn more about other Russia attractive places and best places to visit on the Russia Tour; you can also ask our tour leaders to help you find the best ballet shows on stage during your travel to Russia.