Following the established tradition, in September, the State Kremlin Palace hosts the International Ballet Festival. At the Festival, the audience will be able to see the best performances of the Kremlin Ballet Theater with the participation of world ballet stars. In 2019, the Festival will be held for the eighth time, and it will be attended by ballet dancers from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, the Republic of Belarus, and Russia.
The program of the Eighth Kremlin International Ballet Festival:
20, 19:00 – Opening. Ludwig Minkus. La Bayadère
Starring: Martina Arduino and Marco Agostino (The Teatro alla Scala, Italy)
September 21, 18:00 – Ludwig Minkus. Don Quixote
Starring: Yanela Pinera (Australian Queensland Ballet Theatre, Australia) and Luis Valle (National Ballet of Cuba, Republic of Cuba, Ballet of Nice, France)
September 22, 18:00 – Piotr Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker
Starring: Laurretta Summerscales and Denis Vieira (The Bavarian State Ballet, Germany)
September 24, 19:00 – Adolphe Charles Adam. Giselle
Starring: Polina Semionova (The Berlin State Ballet, Germany) and Daniel Camargo (The Dutch National Ballet, the Netherlands)
September 25, 19:00 – Closing. Piotr Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake
Starring: Natascha Mair (Vienna State Ballet, Austria) and Isaac Hernandez (The English National Ballet, UK)
Over the years of its existence, the Kremlin International Ballet Festival has gained high audience recognition. Among the guest stars of the past years were the dancers of the best ballet companies of the world, including the Teatro alla Scala (Italy), the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden (the UK), the Bavarian State Ballet (Germany), the Bolshoi Theater of Russia (the RF), Paris Opera (France), the English National Ballet (the UK), the Hungarian National Ballet (Hungary), Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo (Monaco), the Mariinsky Theater (the RF), the ballet company of Le Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (France), the Dutch National Ballet (the Netherlands), Berlin State Ballet (Germany), the National Ballet of Korea (the Republic of Korea), Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theater (the Republic of Azerbaijan), the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet (Norway), Dresden Semperoper Ballet and Dortmund Ballet (Germany), Sofia Opera and Ballet Theater (Bulgaria), the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) (the USA), Ballet Nacional de Cuba (the Republic of Cuba), and many other companies.