Winner of six "Golden Mask" theatre awards Diana Vishneva will be participating in the Forum


Prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre and People's Artist of Russia Diana Vishneva will participate in the session "Ballet and dance." Internationally known for the production of "Giselle", "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty," the dancer and her colleagues will discuss the issue of conservation, restoration and adaptation of the classic masterpieces of choreography at the round table “Classical Heritage –Museum or Theatre?”. The event is timed to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, and will be held within the walls of the Mariinsky Theatre on 14 December, from 11 to 14 hours.


The artistic director of the St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre, People's Artist of Russia Boris Eifman will moderate the meeting. Famous figures from around the world will come to discuss topical issues of ballet: artistic director of the Dortmund Ballet Wang Xing Peng, Swedish dancer Ana Laguna, President of the International Dance Council UNESCO Alkis Raftis, rector of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Nikolai Tsiskaridze, artistic director of the Korean National Ballet Kang Sue Jin and many others.


Diana Vishneva - one of the greatest dancers of our time. In addition to the creation of art projects in domestic and foreign theaters, prima actively engaged in the development of modern choreography. As the actress initiative Diana Vishneva Foundation was established - cultural and charitable organization operating on the territory of Russia, the US and Japan. The fund was established in order to make the art of ballet more accessible to all strata of society, and to help new ballet projects, children and veterans of the stage.