In St. Petersburg the memory of the choreographer Marius Petipa will be perpetuated



The round table "House of Petipa", which was held today, 15 December, at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A. Vaganova, discussed the problems of perpetuating the memory of Marius Petipa in St. Petersburg. The discussion was held within the framework of the section "Ballet and Dance" at IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.


The moderator of the meeting was the rector of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, People's Artist of Russia Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, dancer and teacher Gabriela Komleva, Head of Department in the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Boris Illarionov and chief editor of "Ballet" magazine Valeria Uralskaya were participating in the discussion. Experts talked about contemporary dance education, the future of the Academy of Vaganova, as well as commemorative events to mark the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa in 2018.


Rector of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Tsiskaridze told that to perpetuate the memory of the great leader of the dance will be recreated Competition "Vaganova-Prix", also will be a plaque in memory of Marius Petipa. According Tsiskaridze, in Petipa's honor, international conference will be dedicated to the works of choreographer, will also be a variety of exhibition projects, the activities of the St. Petersburg cultural forum, gala concerts of young stars of the ballet in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, creative workshops of ballet in Russia and other events.


"It is important that the name of Petipa must become recognizable in the whole Russia", - said Olga Golodets.

In the discussion it became known that St. Petersburg plans to erect a monument to the genius choreographer, but a place for him now is still in consideration. "It is here, in the northern capital, Petipa was born, who is now famous the whole world", - said the chief editor of the magazine "Ballet" Valeria Uralskaya.