Valentin Grishchenko: «Russian ballet was always one of our country symbols»
“We are very grateful to you that you come to our performances. We are extremely encouraged by the interest in our team and that we are compared with large state theaters. We always listen to the opinion of critics and, of course, the audience.”
Summer Ballet Seasons at RAMT: «Don Quixote»
The Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, founded 13 years ago, appreciates and preserves classical choreography, complementing it with modern bright accents. Even without knowing the libretto, it is easy to understand what is happening on the stage, especially when the dancers have not only impeccable plastique, but also lively, artistic and rich facial expressions.
«Swan lake». Russian Classical Ballet Theatre
«Sleeping beauty». Russian Classical Ballet Theatre
«Swan lake» — russian ballet classic
Each theatre has its own director's edition and its own ending: happy or unhappy. It all depends on how the director feels the work. The production of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre (artistic director V. Grishchenko) differs from others in rich costumes. They are very bright, saturated and pleasing to the eye. Each costume wants to be considered in detail.
«Sleeping beauty» by Russian Classical Ballet Theatre at Summer Ballet Seasons
It was this ballet at the very beginning of its journey that set a certain height for the unity of music and dance, using both dramatic techniques and the possibilities of decoration. This story about the victory of good over evil has become a kind of standard of the genre. However, the fairy Carabosse of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre does not leave the image even when bowing, perhaps she is plotting something again!
«The Nutcracker»: magic any time of the year
The libretto of The Nutcracker was based on an arrangement of the fairy tale written by Alexandre Dumas père in 1844 (the publication was titled The History of the Nutcracker). The main idea of the ballet was the all-conquering feeling of love, which turned the wooden Nutcracker into a man - this is the simplified philosophical concept of Hoffmann's fairy tale.
Summer Ballet Seasons: «Giselle»
In July, the audience of the Summer Ballet Seasons saw perhaps the most lyrical and romantic performance about sacrificial love - the ballet Giselle performed by the troupe of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre (libretto by Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Theophile Gautier to music by Adolphe Adam).
Enrico Cecchetti was the first to play the role of the evil fairy. This image turned out to be so vivid that since then this part has been performed by men. The Russian Classical Ballet Theatre under the direction of Valentin Grishchenko is no exception - a relatively young ballet team created in 2009.
On the stage of the Russian Academic Youth Theater, as part of the XXI Summer Ballet Seasons, the Russian Classical Ballet Theater under the direction of V. Grishchenko presented one of the most striking works based on the novel of the same name by Miguel Cervantes.
Skvortsov's dance was amazing. To describe his technique, it is not enough to give standard definitions. The technical achievements of even such an unsurpassed dancer, as Ivan Vasilyev, the invited premier of the Bolshoi Theater, pale in front of it - and he is our main trickster in the ballet space.
As always, there were many performances of regular participants of the Summer Seasons in the playbill - the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre conducted by Valentin Grishchenko and the National Classical Ballet by Anna Nekhlyudova. They presented their versions of classical ballets by P. Tchaikovsky, L. Minkus, A. Adam, S. Prokofiev on the RAMT stage.
"Don Quixote is an emotional performance, and all the actors like it. Classics are classics, but Don Quixote charges emotionally. The audience perceives it very well, the artist is fed from this and every time he comes out happy after the performance," says artistic director Valentin Grishchenko.
«Don Quixote»: Russian Classical Ballet Theatre on RAMT stage
For a few minutes, the artistic director of the troupe, Valentin Grishchenko, appeared on the stage, gave parting words, encouraged and, asking everyone to take their seats for the most massive and “viewed” scene, quickly counted everyone - making sure that everything was in place. After that he left for his leading affairs.
On the RAMT stage during these hot days the Summer Ballet Seasons continue. Recently, performances of the ballet "Cinderella" by the troupe of the National Classical Ballet (artistic director V. Grishchenko) took place. We share a photo report by Alexandra Dema.
Performed by the artists of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker turned out to be quite dynamic, colorful and incredibly mysterious. Magic in every movement of artists. And the boys are especially impressed by the battle scenes, when dolls and mice brandish their sabers.
«The Fountain of Bakhchisarai»: khan Girey and his women
The main roles were given to the leading dancers of different troupes, apparently so that everyone would bring their own vision of the role and experience to the project. Nadezhda Ivanova (Maria) - the lyricism and fragility of the romantic heroine. Sergey Skvortsov (Khan Girey) - a high flight jump and a furious temperament of such power that you even stop sympathizing with Mary, yearning for her dead fiancé.
"Cinderella" by the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre impresses not only girls, but also boys, thanks to artistry and spectacular choreography. Perhaps this is the one of the brightest productions in terms of drama. The role of stepmother by Pavel Sviridov - that's where it's impossible to hold back a smile!
Undoubtedly, one of the most striking impressions of this theatrical off-season can be the anniversary of Summer Ballet Seasons at RAMT, and one of the most tender and joyful performances is Cinderella performed by the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre under the direction of Valentin Grishchenko.
"Sleeping Beauty" is a pure classic, showing the school of Russian ballet, its clearness and lines… It is the most academic performance,” says Valentin Grishchenko, artistic director of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre.
The libretto of The Fountain of Bakhchisaray by the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre was written by Valentin Grishchenko, the artistic director of the group, which was founded in 2009.