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Russian Ballet to perform for Savannah
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The Hermitage Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform in Savannah on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Mercer Theatre.
The ballet premieres in America this year, touring in Savannah, Albany, Athens, Macon, Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia and in cities in South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, and in and Jacksonville, Fla.
Spokesman Dr. Michael E. Donnelly said, "The prestigious Hermitage Ballet is very proud to present Russia's best ballet performers in America for the very first time. This is the best ballet Russia has to offer. To experience the artistry and the history of the best classical ballets all through these incredible performers is quite a treat and not found in the US."
The Hermitage Ballet will perform their special Gala Concert. It consists of 10 scenes of Russian classical ballet. The Performance will offer the entire classical repertoire of the world famous Mariinski Theater (the Imperial Theater of Ballet under the Romanov dynasty). There will be two numbers from Swan Lake, scenes from Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Corsair and the concert item, The Dying Swan, created for Anna Pavlova by Mikhail Fokin at the direction of Sergei Diaghilev in 1903.
A reception after the performance offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy wine and cheese or fruit with the cast. There will be photo opportunities at the reception and a chance to speak one on one with world famous ballet performers.
Ticket sales will help fund a scholarship program for a local ballet student and teacher to visit Russia to study ballet. In addition, the Hermitage Ballet will reach out to local dancers and host master classes for local students.
Tickets are priced at $40-$65 and available at or by calling 1-800-351-7469. Tickets for the post-event reception are $20.00 and are available at

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