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The Imperial Russian Ballet Company (Ballet company)

Headed by Gediminas Taranda, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia: Moscow and Perm.

Actively combining forces with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company are world renowned dancers and ballet stars including:

  • Patrick Dupond (Opera de Paris)
  • Farukh Ruzimatov (Mariinsky Theatre)
  • Yulia Makhalina (Mariinsky Theatre)
  • Diana Vishneva (Mariinsky Theatre)
  • Nikolai Tsiskaridze (The Bolshoi Theatre)
  • Lyudmila Semenyaka (The Bolshoi Theatre)
  • Nadezhda Pavlova (The Bolshoi Theatre)
  • Vladimir Malakhov
  • Julia Kent(American Ballet Theatre)
  • Tamie Kusakari (Japan)
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda.

The name of the company recognizes the grand masters of the Russian Classical Ballet School and the Imperial Family who made such an enormous contribution to the development of Russian culture.
This included the creation of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres. The prime choreographic style adopted by the Company is a classical one, however, they also indulge in modern dance and choreographic novelties.
The versatility of The Imperial Russian Ballet Company is demonstrated by the fact they are able to tour the world presenting both full length traditional ballets and divertissements, as well as finding time to perform seasons at the Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow.

The company toured in many countries: 1994 - Japan, Spain, Austria.
1995 - Finland, Japan, Portugal, Austria.
1996 - Brazil, Spain, Finland, Japan, Uruguay, Austria, Germany.
1997 - Spain, France, Japan, Uruguay, Finland, Germany, Italy.
1998 - France, Spain, Japan, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Germany.
1999 - Germany (March), Spain (April - May), Israel (15-27 of June), Japan (July), Lithuania (August), Finland (1 -7 of October).


Full size performances

1. "Nutcracker" Ballet in 2 Acts. Music: P. Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Vainonen-Taranda. Amount of dancers: 50.
2. "Swan Lake" Ballet in 3 acts. Music: P. Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Ivanov-Petipa. Amount of dancers: 50
3. "Sleeping Beauty" Ballet in 2 Acts with Prologue. Music: P.Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Petipa. Amount of dancers: 50
4. "Giselle" Ballet in 2 Acts. Music: Adam, Choreography: Coralli-Petipa. Amount of dancers: 40-50.
5. "Don Quixote" Ballet in 3 Acts. Music: Minkus, Choreography: Gorsky. Amount of dancers: 50



One Act Ballets

1. "Chopiniana" Ballet in One Act. Music: Chopin, Choreography: M. Fokine.
2. "Petrushka" Ballet in One Act. Music: I.Stravinsky, Choreography: M.Fokine. Amount of dancers: 40-50
3. "Carmen" Ballet in One Act. Music: Bizet-Schedrin, Choreography: A. Alonso. Amount of dancers: 25. Duration:45‘
4. "Raimonda" Second Act. Music: A. Glazunov, Choreography: Petipa.
5. "Paquita" Ballet in One Act. Music: Minkus, Choreography: Petipa. Duration: 40‘
6. "Sacre Printemps" Ballet in One Act. Music: I. Stravinsky, Choreography: Kovtun. Duration: 40‘
7. "Bayadere" Third Act ("Shadows"). Music: Minkus, Choreography: Petipa.
8. "Valpurgis Night" Ballet in One Act. Music Ch. Gounot, Choreography: L. Lavrovsky.
9. "Tango Novella" Music: Piazzolla, Choregraphy: mixed. Duration: 35‘

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