Under IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum section “Ballet and dance” hosted 8 different events.
The round table dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO "Classical Heritage - Museum or Theatre?" became the key development of Cultural Forum. Head of the section Boris Eifman answered the main question of discussion: “The ballet classics isn’t a museum, but isn’t a theater in its purest form. This is theatrical museum, inspired by the spirit of the great author of the past”.
The panel discussion dedicated to the integration potential of the art of ballet hosted in the General Staff Building of the Hermitage.The key figures of this event - Swedish dancer and teacher Anna Laguna and prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre Diana Vishneva – underscored the importance of ballet art for unity of people of different nationalities, religions and political beliefs.
Participants of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, representatives of the ballet’s community, Russian ballet Academy’s instructors took part in the round table "The House of Petipa" An important outcome of the round table was the signing of the Cooperation Agreement to student and academic exchange between the Academy of Russian Ballet named after Agripina Vaganova and the University of Paris-VIII of, Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France.
Under the cultural program St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman presented the ballet "On the other side of sin" dedicated to the end of the Year of the literature.