25 July
10:00–20:00

“Summer-2018 on Russky Island” plein-air painting session

Russky Island, FEFU Campus Embankment
Visitors to the plein-air painting session will observe the process of creating artworks right in nature’s lap, on the picturesque shore of the Ajax Bay.
Fifteen Primorye artists from several generations will take part in the project.
Principal events include a master class by a famous Primorye artist who will lift the veil over his craft and introduce the project’s participants to the details and subtleties of the art of painting.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
25 July
10:00–19:00

‘Take a Look at Vladivostok 2017’ Photo Exhibition

Artetazh Gallery (25, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, Vladivostok)
‘Look at Vladivostok’ is an annual photo contest dedicated to the Primorye capital. It has been held since 2013 and attracts professional photographers and amateurs who are fascinated by the city. Each year, anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 photos are submitted for the contest in various nominations: ‘Architecture’, ‘Events’, ‘Everyday Life’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ports’, ‘Teachers’, and ‘Asian Focus’. They are judged by an international jury of photography experts, art critics, art historians, writers, and journalists.

Free admission.
25 July
19:00–22:10

Don Quixote ballet

Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (20, Fastovskaya St., Vladivostok)
The modern Don Quixote is perhaps the champion of the ballet repertoire in terms of the dance variety if offers: it features the voices of Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky, Nina Anisimova, and Fedor Lopukhov, who composed the Spanish Fandango in the spirit of folklore back in 1923. In addition, many of the Basil party’s dancers and performers can easily be considered co-authors of the main hero’s choreography – the individual ideas and tricks that aim to reveal the artist’s capabilities in all its glory have often become entrenched in the text of the different variations. For soloists, Don Quixote is not only a bar of virtuosity; it is also an opportunity to plunge into the nature of the game, where even a small role can blossom with a whole bouquet of humorous colours. And this performance, in which genre scenes, distinctive choreography, and pure classics equally coexist, inevitably enchants the audience with freehearted dancing and an atmosphere of carefree festivity.

Tickets for the ballet can be purchased on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Participants must pay for the ticket out of pocket.
26 July
10:00–20:00

“Summer-2018 on Russky Island” plein-air painting session

Russky Island, FEFU Campus Embankment
Visitors to the plein-air painting session will observe the process of creating artworks right in nature’s lap, on the picturesque shore of the Ajax Bay.
Fifteen Primorye artists from several generations will take part in the project.
Principal events include a master class by a famous Primorye artist who will lift the veil over his craft and introduce the project’s participants to the details and subtleties of the art of painting.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
26 July
10:00–19:00

Arsenyev Primorsky Museum

The museum’s main building currently consists of a large and informative exhibition space. Permanent exhibitions devoted to the history and culture of the city and the region are integrated in a format with temporary exhibitions to display the best of the museum’s collections using the principles of interchangeability and mobility while combining traditional and new museum technologies.
The exposition on display at the Primorsky Museum’s main building presents the history of Far Eastern lands with a focus on such themes as archaeology, the indigenous population, how people made their way from West to East, the creation of a new habitat for people living on the far edge of the Russian Empire, the establishment of Vladivostok, the business acumen of the first coastal entrepreneurs, and the Civil War.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
26 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Explorer Arsenyev

7b Arsenyeva St., Vladivostok
The brick building built at the start of the twentieth century is the only surviving house in Russia where the prominent traveller, explorer, and famous writer Vladimir Arsenyev lived with his family and worked. The world was able to discover the yet unknown Ussuri region as a result of his works in a wide range of diverse scientific fields (geology, geography, toponymy, cartography, biology, archaeology, ethnography, and history, among others). By filling in the blank spots on geographical, ethnographic, and other maps, Arsenyev not only resolved vital tasks associated with developing the new territory, but also painted a broad picture of life in the region in such literary works as Dersu Uzala and In the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, among others.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
26 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Official Sukhanov

9 Sukhanova St., Vladivostok
Russia’s only museum dedicated to a royal official and one of the few wooden mansions of the nineteenth century that has been preserved in Vladivostok. For a quarter of a century, the house was home to the family of senior adviser to the Primorsky regional government Alexander Sukhanov, who received a valuable gift in 1891 directly from Tsarevich Nicholas himself – a portrait and gold engraved watches made by Buhre “for the excellent condition of the roads and orderliness in the region”.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
26 July
10:00–19:00

‘Take a Look at Vladivostok 2017’ Photo Exhibition

Artetazh Gallery (25, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, Vladivostok)
‘Look at Vladivostok’ is an annual photo contest dedicated to the Primorye capital. It has been held since 2013 and attracts professional photographers and amateurs who are fascinated by the city. Each year, anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 photos are submitted for the contest in various nominations: ‘Architecture’, ‘Events’, ‘Everyday Life’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ports’, ‘Teachers’, and ‘Asian Focus’. They are judged by an international jury of photography experts, art critics, art historians, writers, and journalists.

Free admission.
26 July
10:00–19:00

City Museum

6 Petra Velikovo St., Vladivostok
‘Open Maritime Halls: Pacific Time’ exposition
Cities by the sea live according to their own rhythm. It’s a place of partings and meetings, of expectations and returns. Time and space are felt differently here, and such concepts can’t be measured in seconds or kilometres. ‘Open Maritime Halls. Pacific Time’ tells the story of the rhythm of Vladivostok – the rhythm in which people have lived, live now, and will continue to live for several generations.

‘Ships and People: The Russo-Japanese War’ exhibition
The main heroes of the exhibition are the people and ships that influenced the outcome of the war between the Russian and Japanese empires. The events of this war are directly connected to the history of Vladivostok and the Pacific Fleet. Ships of the Vladivostok squadron of cruisers went off to take part in military campaigns, and Vladivostok residents made up a substantial number of the participants in the war. Seeing their personal belongings, photos, and diary entries provides a glimpse into key episodes of the Russo-Japanese War without a textbook by reliving their stories of victories and defeats.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
26 July
11:00–19:00

Primorye State Art Gallery

12, Aleutskaya Ulitsa, Vladivostok
During IFEMS, the Russian Marine Painting Hall will present an exhibition of 19th and early 20th century Russian and Primorsky Territory marine paintings by famous Russian artists, such as Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Bogolyubov, Lev Lagorio and others.
Visitors to the Primorye State Art Gallery will also have a chance to view ancient Russian icons, church antiques and original paintings by renowned Russian masters Fyodor Rokotov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Orest Kiprensky, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin and others.

IFEMS 2018 participants: please bring your badge for admission.
26 July
11:00–19:00

“Between the Land and the Salty Sea” Photo Exhibition

Exhibition halls of the Primorye State Art Gallery (12, Partizansky prospekt, Vladivostok)
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of establishing Primorsky Territory.
The exhibition features works of 30 photo artists from Vladivostok and Primorsky Territory, members of the Primorsky branch of the Russian Union of Art Photographers. The exhibition is intended to attract the attention of Primorye residents to their home region, to foster pride in their land, and to develop creative thinking and artistic taste. The exhibition tells the tale of Primorye’s traditions and of its future and promotes photography as a means of self-expression.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
26 July
12:00–13:00

‘Dream Sail’ cultural programme

Berth No. 33, Vladivostok
Tour of the Pallada three-masted training ship belonging to Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University.
The tour is conducted by university cadets in Russian.
Following the tour, guests will be treated to concert programmes by the university’s Creative Centre: wind and variety orchestras as well as a group of drummers onboard the ship and at the berth.

IFEMS 2018 participants can attend by presenting their badge.
26 July
17:00–18:00

‘Dream Sail’ cultural programme

Berth No. 33, Vladivostok
Tour of the Pallada three-masted training ship belonging to Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University.
The tour is conducted by university cadets in Russian.
Following the tour, guests will be treated to concert programmes by the university’s Creative Centre: wind and variety orchestras as well as a group of drummers onboard the ship and at the berth.

IFEMS 2018 participants can attend by presenting their badge.
26 July
19:00–21:00

The Four Seasons ballet

Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (20, Fastovskaya St., Vladivostok)
The Four Seasons is the first two-act ballet by Ilya Zhivoi. An actor at the Mariinsky Theatre and a regular participant in the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers at the Mariinsky International Ballet Festival, Ilya Zhivoi has annually put on his performances on his hometown stage since 2013. The Four Seasons ballet is staged in a cycle with a change in emotions and conditions: love, hatred, indifference, the first spark, and great darkness. Its heroes constantly find themselves in a situation where they have to make a choice and they battle with themselves and one another, although the play does not convey a particular plot.

Tickets for the ballet can be purchased on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Participants must pay for the ticket out of pocket.
27 July
10:00–19:00

‘Take a Look at Vladivostok 2017’ Photo Exhibition

Artetazh Gallery (25, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, Vladivostok)
‘Look at Vladivostok’ is an annual photo contest dedicated to the Primorye capital. It has been held since 2013 and attracts professional photographers and amateurs who are fascinated by the city. Each year, anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 photos are submitted for the contest in various nominations: ‘Architecture’, ‘Events’, ‘Everyday Life’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ports’, ‘Teachers’, and ‘Asian Focus’. They are judged by an international jury of photography experts, art critics, art historians, writers, and journalists.

Free admission.
27 July
10:00–19:00

Arsenyev Primorsky Museum

The museum’s main building currently consists of a large and informative exhibition space. Permanent exhibitions devoted to the history and culture of the city and the region are integrated in a format with temporary exhibitions to display the best of the museum’s collections using the principles of interchangeability and mobility while combining traditional and new museum technologies.
The exposition on display at the Primorsky Museum’s main building presents the history of Far Eastern lands with a focus on such themes as archaeology, the indigenous population, how people made their way from West to East, the creation of a new habitat for people living on the far edge of the Russian Empire, the establishment of Vladivostok, the business acumen of the first coastal entrepreneurs, and the Civil War.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
27 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Official Sukhanov

9 Sukhanova St., Vladivostok
Russia’s only museum dedicated to a royal official and one of the few wooden mansions of the nineteenth century that has been preserved in Vladivostok. For a quarter of a century, the house was home to the family of senior adviser to the Primorsky regional government Alexander Sukhanov, who received a valuable gift in 1891 directly from Tsarevich Nicholas himself – a portrait and gold engraved watches made by Buhre “for the excellent condition of the roads and orderliness in the region”.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
27 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Explorer Arsenyev

7b Arsenyeva St., Vladivostok
The brick building built at the start of the twentieth century is the only surviving house in Russia where the prominent traveller, explorer, and famous writer Vladimir Arsenyev lived with his family and worked. The world was able to discover the yet unknown Ussuri region as a result of his works in a wide range of diverse scientific fields (geology, geography, toponymy, cartography, biology, archaeology, ethnography, and history, among others). By filling in the blank spots on geographical, ethnographic, and other maps, Arsenyev not only resolved vital tasks associated with developing the new territory, but also painted a broad picture of life in the region in such literary works as Dersu Uzala and In the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, among others.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
27 July
10:00–20:00

“Summer-2018 on Russky Island” plein-air painting session

Russky Island, FEFU Campus Embankment
Visitors to the plein-air painting session will observe the process of creating artworks right in nature’s lap, on the picturesque shore of the Ajax Bay.
Fifteen Primorye artists from several generations will take part in the project.
Principal events include a master class by a famous Primorye artist who will lift the veil over his craft and introduce the project’s participants to the details and subtleties of the art of painting.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
27 July
10:00–19:00

City Museum

6 Petra Velikovo St., Vladivostok
‘Open Maritime Halls: Pacific Time’ exposition
Cities by the sea live according to their own rhythm. It’s a place of partings and meetings, of expectations and returns. Time and space are felt differently here, and such concepts can’t be measured in seconds or kilometres. ‘Open Maritime Halls. Pacific Time’ tells the story of the rhythm of Vladivostok – the rhythm in which people have lived, live now, and will continue to live for several generations.

‘Ships and People: The Russo-Japanese War’ exhibition
The main heroes of the exhibition are the people and ships that influenced the outcome of the war between the Russian and Japanese empires. The events of this war are directly connected to the history of Vladivostok and the Pacific Fleet. Ships of the Vladivostok squadron of cruisers went off to take part in military campaigns, and Vladivostok residents made up a substantial number of the participants in the war. Seeing their personal belongings, photos, and diary entries provides a glimpse into key episodes of the Russo-Japanese War without a textbook by reliving their stories of victories and defeats.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
27 July
11:00–19:00

“Between the Land and the Salty Sea” Photo Exhibition

Exhibition halls of the Primorye State Art Gallery (12, Partizansky prospekt, Vladivostok)
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of establishing Primorsky Territory.
The exhibition features works of 30 photo artists from Vladivostok and Primorsky Territory, members of the Primorsky branch of the Russian Union of Art Photographers. The exhibition is intended to attract the attention of Primorye residents to their home region, to foster pride in their land, and to develop creative thinking and artistic taste. The exhibition tells the tale of Primorye’s traditions and of its future and promotes photography as a means of self-expression.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
27 July
12:00–21:00

Primorye State Art Gallery

12, Aleutskaya Ulitsa, Vladivostok
During IFEMS, the Russian Marine Painting Hall will present an exhibition of 19th and early 20th century Russian and Primorsky Territory marine paintings by famous Russian artists, such as Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Bogolyubov, Lev Lagorio and others.
Visitors to the Primorye State Art Gallery will also have a chance to view ancient Russian icons, church antiques and original paintings by renowned Russian masters Fyodor Rokotov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Orest Kiprensky, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin and others.

IFEMS 2018 participants: please bring your badge for admission.
27 July
20:00–21:40

Mozart. Vivaldi concert

Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (20, Fastovskaya St., Vladivostok)
At the 3rd Mariinsky International Far East Festival, the Chamber Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre’s Primorsky Stage will present an interesting programme prepared under the guidance of the world-renowned master of chamber music, violinist and conductor Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici (Germany).
“When you have such a great concertmaster as Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, you no longer need a soloist,” Egbert Tholl wrote in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Nasturica-Herschcowici has often received high praise not only as a violinist, but also as the leader of various chamber ensembles. As a soloist and conductor, he performs with top-notch ensembles, including the Trio Celibidache, Philharmonic Virtuosi Berlin, Philharmonic Octet Berlin, and Berlin Sinfonietta. Nasturica-Herschcowici has been head of the Munich Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra since 2004, and also holds the post of concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Participants must pay for the ticket out of pocket.
28 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Official Sukhanov

9 Sukhanova St., Vladivostok
Russia’s only museum dedicated to a royal official and one of the few wooden mansions of the nineteenth century that has been preserved in Vladivostok. For a quarter of a century, the house was home to the family of senior adviser to the Primorsky regional government Alexander Sukhanov, who received a valuable gift in 1891 directly from Tsarevich Nicholas himself – a portrait and gold engraved watches made by Buhre “for the excellent condition of the roads and orderliness in the region”.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
28 July
10:00–19:00

Memorial House of the Explorer Arsenyev

7b Arsenyeva St., Vladivostok
The brick building built at the start of the twentieth century is the only surviving house in Russia where the prominent traveller, explorer, and famous writer Vladimir Arsenyev lived with his family and worked. The world was able to discover the yet unknown Ussuri region as a result of his works in a wide range of diverse scientific fields (geology, geography, toponymy, cartography, biology, archaeology, ethnography, and history, among others). By filling in the blank spots on geographical, ethnographic, and other maps, Arsenyev not only resolved vital tasks associated with developing the new territory, but also painted a broad picture of life in the region in such literary works as Dersu Uzala and In the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, among others.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the memorial house by presenting their badge.
28 July
10:00–19:00

City Museum

6 Petra Velikovo St., Vladivostok
‘Open Maritime Halls: Pacific Time’ exposition
Cities by the sea live according to their own rhythm. It’s a place of partings and meetings, of expectations and returns. Time and space are felt differently here, and such concepts can’t be measured in seconds or kilometres. ‘Open Maritime Halls. Pacific Time’ tells the story of the rhythm of Vladivostok – the rhythm in which people have lived, live now, and will continue to live for several generations.

‘Ships and People: The Russo-Japanese War’ exhibition
The main heroes of the exhibition are the people and ships that influenced the outcome of the war between the Russian and Japanese empires. The events of this war are directly connected to the history of Vladivostok and the Pacific Fleet. Ships of the Vladivostok squadron of cruisers went off to take part in military campaigns, and Vladivostok residents made up a substantial number of the participants in the war. Seeing their personal belongings, photos, and diary entries provides a glimpse into key episodes of the Russo-Japanese War without a textbook by reliving their stories of victories and defeats.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
28 July
10:00–19:00

Arsenyev Primorsky Museum

The museum’s main building currently consists of a large and informative exhibition space. Permanent exhibitions devoted to the history and culture of the city and the region are integrated in a format with temporary exhibitions to display the best of the museum’s collections using the principles of interchangeability and mobility while combining traditional and new museum technologies.
The exposition on display at the Primorsky Museum’s main building presents the history of Far Eastern lands with a focus on such themes as archaeology, the indigenous population, how people made their way from West to East, the creation of a new habitat for people living on the far edge of the Russian Empire, the establishment of Vladivostok, the business acumen of the first coastal entrepreneurs, and the Civil War.

IFEMS 2018 participants may visit the museum by presenting their badge.
28 July
11:00–18:00

‘Take a Look at Vladivostok 2017’ Photo Exhibition

Artetazh Gallery (25, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, Vladivostok)
‘Look at Vladivostok’ is an annual photo contest dedicated to the Primorye capital. It has been held since 2013 and attracts professional photographers and amateurs who are fascinated by the city. Each year, anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 photos are submitted for the contest in various nominations: ‘Architecture’, ‘Events’, ‘Everyday Life’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ports’, ‘Teachers’, and ‘Asian Focus’. They are judged by an international jury of photography experts, art critics, art historians, writers, and journalists.

Free admission.
28 July
11:00–19:00

Primorye State Art Gallery

12, Aleutskaya Ulitsa, Vladivostok
During IFEMS, the Russian Marine Painting Hall will present an exhibition of 19th and early 20th century Russian and Primorsky Territory marine paintings by famous Russian artists, such as Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Bogolyubov, Lev Lagorio and others.
Visitors to the Primorye State Art Gallery will also have a chance to view ancient Russian icons, church antiques and original paintings by renowned Russian masters Fyodor Rokotov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Orest Kiprensky, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin and others.

IFEMS 2018 participants: please bring your badge for admission.
28 July
11:00–19:00

“Between the Land and the Salty Sea” Photo Exhibition

Exhibition halls of the Primorye State Art Gallery (12, Partizansky prospekt, Vladivostok)
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of establishing Primorsky Territory.
The exhibition features works of 30 photo artists from Vladivostok and Primorsky Territory, members of the Primorsky branch of the Russian Union of Art Photographers. The exhibition is intended to attract the attention of Primorye residents to their home region, to foster pride in their land, and to develop creative thinking and artistic taste. The exhibition tells the tale of Primorye’s traditions and of its future and promotes photography as a means of self-expression.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
28 July
13:00–20:00

Exhibition of works created at the “Summer-2018 on Russky Island” plein-air painting session

Russky Island, FEFU Campus Embankment
The exhibition will feature no fewer than 20 plein-air paintings full of light and colour, painted in a wide variety of manners and techniques.
Exhibited works will be available for purchase.

IFEMS 2018 participants are admitted upon presenting their badge.
28 July
14:00–18:00

Neptune Day

Lower square, Sportivnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok
A concert and entertainment programme at 20 local venues.

Free admission.
28 July
19:00–22:30

Cinderella ballet

Cinderella marked Alexei Ratmansky’s debut in the form of a multi-act drama. Prior to this, his productions had only included single-act performances and short stories. Ratmansky, unlike many of his predecessors who put on this ballet, offered the interpretation of Prokofiev’s ambitious musical score rather than the plot of the famous fairy tale. Putting aside the former caramel-sweet children’s fairy tales “about the right to happiness for everyone who has a kind heart”, he placed his heroine in an environment that is timeless, but shows signs of our current times, where the miracles are performed not by beautiful fairies, but by a no-nonsense beggar woman with a sack of oranges and an entourage of cocky punks. Together with Valery Gergiev, Ilya Utkin, Eugene Monakhov and Elena Markovskaya, Ratmansky managed to find room in the ironic ballet for the depth of Prokofiev’s masterpiece, his notes of anxiety, and zest for life with a postmodern airiness. He emerged as a choreographer in whose performance the audience laughs, while the actors, surrendering themselves to the nature of the game, reveal their own new faces and have a wonderful time fooling around.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Participants must pay for the ticket out of pocket.
29 July
11:00–18:00

‘Take a Look at Vladivostok 2017’ Photo Exhibition

Artetazh Gallery (25, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, Vladivostok)
‘Look at Vladivostok’ is an annual photo contest dedicated to the Primorye capital. It has been held since 2013 and attracts professional photographers and amateurs who are fascinated by the city. Each year, anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 photos are submitted for the contest in various nominations: ‘Architecture’, ‘Events’, ‘Everyday Life’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ports’, ‘Teachers’, and ‘Asian Focus’. They are judged by an international jury of photography experts, art critics, art historians, writers, and journalists.

Free admission.
29 July
14:00–16:00

City Festival dedicated to Russian Navy Day

Amphitheatre area, Sportivnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok
A concert and entertainment programme.

Free admission.
29 July
14:00–16:00

Concert programme presented together with the Pacific Fleet Ensemble

Pacific Fleet Water Station, 7a, Naberezhnaya Ulitsa, Vladivostok
An entertainment programme and gala dedicated to Russian Navy Day.

Free admission.
29 July
19:00–22:30

Cinderella ballet

Cinderella marked Alexei Ratmansky’s debut in the form of a multi-act drama. Prior to this, his productions had only included single-act performances and short stories. Ratmansky, unlike many of his predecessors who put on this ballet, offered the interpretation of Prokofiev’s ambitious musical score rather than the plot of the famous fairy tale. Putting aside the former caramel-sweet children’s fairy tales “about the right to happiness for everyone who has a kind heart”, he placed his heroine in an environment that is timeless, but shows signs of our current times, where the miracles are performed not by beautiful fairies, but by a no-nonsense beggar woman with a sack of oranges and an entourage of cocky punks. Together with Valery Gergiev, Ilya Utkin, Eugene Monakhov and Elena Markovskaya, Ratmansky managed to find room in the ironic ballet for the depth of Prokofiev’s masterpiece, his notes of anxiety, and zest for life with a postmodern airiness. He emerged as a choreographer in whose performance the audience laughs, while the actors, surrendering themselves to the nature of the game, reveal their own new faces and have a wonderful time fooling around.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Participants must pay for the ticket out of pocket.