The Romanian Theatre Tour to Bucharest, Iasi and Kishinev

20 January 2017 - 22 January 2017
The Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg 20 November 2017
Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! The Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg is a young and dynamic company, clearly educated in the best Russian tradition. Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky Libretto: Vladimir Berghicev and Vasilie Gheltzer Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Stage design: Evgenii Gurenco Soloists: Olga Golitsa and Denis Nedak The St. Petersburg Classical Ballet of Andrei Batalov Company is created by Andrei Batalov – first soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre. Graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Russia, Andrei Batalov has been on stage for over 20 years. In 1992, he became a soloist of the State Academic Theatre “Mussorgsky” of Saint Petersburg, and two years later, he became first soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre. He belongs to a rare race of virtuoso dancers with an extraordinary technique, allowing him to be aligned with ballet legends of the past and present, such as Vestris and Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Julio Bocca. He owns a unique collection of prizes from various international ballet competitions. He won the gold medal at the International Ballet Contest of Nagoya (Japan, 1996) and in Paris (1997). He won the second prize at the Rudolf Nureyev International Contest in Budapest (1996), first prize and Mikhail Baryshnikov prize at Arabesque-96, the Ballet Contest of Perm (1996) and the Grand Prize of the International Ballet Contest from Moscow (1997). In the repertoires from the Mikhailovsky (1992-1994) and Mariinsky Theatre (din 1994), Batalov was performing lead roles in the following ballets: Cavalry Halt, La Sylphide, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Manon, Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, etc. At the Danish Royal Ballet (2000-2002), his repertoire included classical lead roles, such as: Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Albert (Giselle) and contemporary ballets by Peter Martins and Kevin O 'Dale. Batalov collaborates with the best dancers of the Mariinsky Theatre - Altynay Asylmuratova, Diana Vishneva, Ulyana Lopatkina, Elvira Tarasova, as well as the legend of the decade 1960-1970 - Nadejda Pavlova (Bolshoi Theatre). As an artistic director of the company, Andrei Batalov intends to pursue the great traditions of Russian ballet, inherited from great masters of the past - Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Mihail Fokin. Nowadays, Batalov not only dances himself, but he also teaches others - since 2010, he has been a choreographer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Among his graduates, for instance, the renowned Leonid Sarafanov. And in 2014, he opened in Saint Petersburg the Classical Ballet Theatre, where he became an artistic director. Stars like Andrey Batalov, Yevgeny Ivanchenko- Mariinsky Ballet, Leonid Sarafanov, Oksana Bondareva - Mikhailovsky Ballet, Alexandra Timofeeva, Evgheni Ivanchenko - Kremlin Ballet, Maria Poliudova, Vladimir Statnii - Ukraine are the main soloists of the company, and the corps de ballet is high-class. The Ballet Company reunites 50 professional artists, graduates of the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy and of the greatest dance schools from Russia and Ukraine, led by great ballet masters, former distinguished dancers. The repertoire of the St. Petersburg Classical Ballet Company combines masterpieces of classical ballet, such as: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty by P. Tchaikovsky, Chopiniane and Giselle by A. Adam, Les Sylphides by Michel Fokine, Don Quixote and Paquita by L. Minkus and contemporary choreography - Alexei Miroshnichenko, Emil Faski and others. St. Petersburg Classical Ballet of Andrei Batalov is proud of its artists who, through their talent and creativity, guarantee the company’s success, the artists attaining a high artistic level. The scenery and the costumes are created by masters of the theatrical art and are magnificent. Andrei Batalov Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg has toured in Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and this fall, they are invited on tour in the USA. The language of art is universal and eternal. It is a language not requiring any translation, spreading harmony and creativity everywhere. Andrei Batalov – Artistic director Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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Holograf - Unplugged 16 October 2017
Independent show hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event!
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Sound of Rumi 31 August 2017
Independent show hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! “Sound of Rumi” is a mystical music concert that draws inspiration from the spiritual poetry of the 13th century poet Mewlana Jalaludin Rumi. Skillfully combining ancient Maghams of Tanbour, free-flowing melody lines and soul-stirring poems sung in the haunting beauty of the original language, the composer Ali Asghar Rahimi created a tapestry of sound and color, word and emotion that touches the heart and inspires contemplation and meditation. Ali Asghar Rahimi Iranian mystical music composer, vocalist and Master Tanbour player, former student of Master Taher Yarveysi and Master Seyed Amrollah Shah Ebrahimi, he has been studying, performing and teaching Persian music and ancient Maghams of Tanbour for more than 25 years. His mastery of instrumental technique and Persian musical language, his creativity and the ability of sensing Maghams have helped him create a new and distinct style in the Persian mystical music by blending passion, emotion, spirituality and advanced techniques of composition and performance. This has resulted into a recent collaboration with the well-known Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri for whom he composed the music of a new album – a project supported by UNESCO which combines video images of the most beautiful heritage sites in the city of Esfahan with Iranian spiritual music – to be released soon. As solo artist or with the Roohafza Ensemble he founded in 1999, he has performed in many festivals and venues both in Iran and worldwide including Turkey, Nepal, UK, Russia, Romania, Lebanon, etc. Website    Two other outstanding musicians, members of Roohafza Ensemble, will join Ali Asghar Rahimi on stage for the concerts in Romania. Mohsen Taherzadeh Iranian Master Daf player, he has performed both as a solo artist and with different Ensembles on many stages in Europe and Asia and with Iranian Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Master Majid Entezami in Tehran and Esfahan.He has taken part in several international festivals in Germany, Malaysia and Turkmenistan and, in 2012 he was Artist in Residence at the Tamburi Mundi Festival in Freiburg. He has created his own personal style on Daf managing, in his over 18 years of playing, to give his instrument a living soul with a subtle spiritual depth. Mostafa Ghanaat Iranian Clarinetist with a wide musical experience. At the age of 14 he was selected to play clarinet in Master Sirous Saghari Orchestra and at the age of 15 he played saxophone in the Great Isfahan Orchestra thus becoming one of the youngest musicians who had the privilege to perform on stage with the great masters of the time. In his over 40 years of musical career he kept on crafting and refining his sound till he developed a personal soulful style that resulted into collaborations with numerous ensembles and orchestras. Organizers: “Societatea Muzicala” and “Yasna Production” For reservations please send an email to
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