The new season opened with its first show, Spartacus, with world ballet star Ivan Vasiliev and most prominent soloists of the Novosibirsk ballet company.
The beginning of new season has coincided with the launch of a new federal cultural program The Pushkin card. All NOVAT performances fit this program, tickets under The Pushkin card are available on our website.
Vladimir Kekhman shared his thoughts on the theatre’s plans in regard to this new program: “We are looking forward to this season, mainly because of the new federal project The Pushkin card. Our theatre almost tops the list of cultural institutions that work with The Pushkin card, and our content seems to be increasingly appreciated by the youth. The main event of this season is going to be the staging of Norte Dame de Paris – first nights are scheduled on the end of October this year. In February we are planning another ballet premiere, Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, and our hopes are very high about Nikolay Tsiskaridze’s participation. Our longterm plans include showing the Novosibirsk audience two productions that have had great success at the Mikhailovsky Theatre: an amazing family-friendly ballet The Humpbacked Horse and P. Tchaikovsky’s opera The Oprichnik. These productions will, obviously, require special scenic adaptation”.
NOVAT’s Artistic Director also announced that the theatre will keep working summers, since the audience seems to be steadily interested in cultural events during this period.
On a final note Vladimir Kekhman told about the renovation progress: “This year we are finishing the ballet wing of the theatre: dressing rooms, ballet classes and service entrance. Next year we will partially renovate the dome, but it will all depend on the pandemic situation and the restrictions it causes”.
Congratulations to all ballet admirers and those just getting accustomed to this higher art. Blazing premieres and ageless classics await us! See you at NOVAT!