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Open air Odessa Ballet Gala Classic&Modern


The VI Festival of Arts “Velvet Season at the Odessa Opera” continues in Odessa, within the framework of which the “Odessa Ballet Gala Classic & Modern” will take place on the 11th of September.


On an unforgettable evening of Saturday, September 11, Odessa residents and guests of the city will be able to spend at Theatre Square, enjoying a bright dance show – the Ballet Gala Classic & Modern “Odessa. Ukraine. Europe”.

The bright and beautiful ballet event is part of a planned series of grandiose theatrical events within the framework of the VI International Festival of Arts “Velvet Season at the Odessa Opera.” This festival intends to embody the best classic and modern examples of the main genres of musical and theatrical art on the big stage. It is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.

We managed to create an exciting programme that will raise the attention of a wide circle of lovers of Theatre, opera and ballet art and will open up new facets of the national and world artistic heritage and modern musical and theatrical art.

Nadezhda Babich about the “Velvet Season”

The programme includes excerpts from the most popular ballets, modern ballet compositions to the music of Ukrainian composers.

Before he left for a triumphant tour of North America in January 1928, Maurice Ravel had agreed to write a Spanish-flavoured ballet score for his friend, the Russian dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein
Photo of Ida Rubinstein appearing in the newspaper “The Theater” in July, 1912. Photographer unknown 

In addition, the exquisite premiere of “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, staged by Georgy Kovtun with the participation of the stars of the Odessa ballet and recognized ballet performers of the world will be presented.

The concert can be seen free of charge at 8 p.m. on September 11 at the open-air stage in the Theatre Square with the participation of a limited number of art lovers. Ticket online