Early in the morning April 24 the educational programm of DANCE OPEN festival was opened. As a tradition, the students were welcomed by the Artistic Director of the festival Vasily Medvedev and Director Olga Belenkis. The classes started in four groups simultaneously.
Just in a few hours the International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN will begin. On the opening night the European premiers, staged by Jay Man Joo (Recur) and Dwight Roden (Innervisions) will be presented to the audience. The set up and rehearsals are going on the Main Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre now.
At last - the Festival is opened. The first night started at the Alexandrinsky stage by the sweeping accords of the Second Concert by Sergey Rakhmaninov. Moon over Jupiter is an amazing wave of energy, whirling the audience in a maelstrom of emotions from the very first moments.
The press conference has gathered more then 80 media representatives in Nevsky congress hall of the Corinthia Hotel. There were representatvies of St Petersburg, federal and international media. The same full house is awaited this night in Alexandrinsky theatre.