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LONDON, July 21 (Itar-Tass) - The Moscow Kremlin Ballet ended a guest tour to Britain on Saturday as part of Russian Seasons XXI century project. The program included two one-act ballets Chopiniana and Scheherezada as well as the Polovtsian Dance, a ballet fragment from opera Prince Igor.
The guest tour lasted for five days on the stage of London Coliseum Theatre (July 16-20). The Kremlin Ballet showed three programs which alongside with the aforesaid ballets included the Firebird and Vision of a Rose staged by choreographer Mikhail Fokin. All the ballets were in the repertoire of Sergei Dyagilev’s ballet troupe Russian Seasons who made a furor in Western Europe a hundred years ago. Dyagilev showed the Russian ballet, drama and esthetics of the dance from an angle which was new to foreign audiences and that made him world famous.
Stage Director Tatyana Rozanova told Itar-Tass that the guest tour had been triumphant. “Our stars and the corps de ballet were up to the mark. The audiences welcomed all the ballets. They liked them very much. The hall was filled to capacity this week. Not only Britons and Russian compatriots residing in Britain but also tourists from other countries came to see the Kremlin Ballet performance,” she emphasized.
The Kremlin Ballet gave its first guests performances at the London Coliseum Theatre in 2011. Russian Seasons XXI century is one of Maris Liepa Foundation projects. They have been shown in Paris four times. People’s Artists of Russia Andris Liepa and Andrei Petrov, the founder and the artistic director of the Kremlin Ballet, have been the artistic directors of the Russian Seasons XXI century project ever since it was launched in 2005.