Due to the state of emergency and the restrictions imposed by the government on the organisation of major events, this year’s Birgitta Festival will be postponed to next year. The festival programme will remain the same and the 2021 Birgitta Festival will take place on 6 to 14 August 2021.
The Ivan Vasiliev ballet evening has been rescheduled from 8 August 2020 to 7 August 2021. Tickets already purchased remain valid.
Birgitta Festival hopes to meet all those who have already purchased a ticket in 2021 in the ruins of Pirita Convent. However, if the new dates do not suit, tickets can be returned until 30 September 2020.
Music Igor Stravinski Choreography, set design Ivan Vasiliev Costumes Alexandra Leonidova Lighting designer Sergei Shevchenko Animation director, animation artist Nikita Dmitrievsky
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Choreography, set design Ivan Vasiliev Costumes Alexandra Leonidova Lighting designer Sergei Shevchenko
Soloists Ivan Vasiliev Denis Savin Maria Vinogradova
Ivan Vasiliev is considered to be one of the most acknowledged ballet dancers in Russia who has attracted attention and received most praising criticism for his performance and role interpretation by the largest publications all over the world. Vasiliev has obtained several degrees in choreography and his full-length ballet Love is Everywhere was premiered in 2016. Currently, he works both as a ballet artist and choreographer; among his repertoise there are the main roles in Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty etc.
Vasiliev’s ballet troupe is mainly formed by the best dancers at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow and Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Two one-act ballets by Vasiliev will be performed in Birgitta festival – The Beginning and Amadeus.
Vasiliev’s ballet The Beginning will give answers to several questions concerning the birth of everything. The new stage production tackles the eternal and profound topic of the emergence of life on our planet. As a choreographer, Vasiliev attempts to find allusions to the mystery of the birth of the life on Earth as well as to convey the diverse themes to the audience.
Ballet Amadeus tells about the grand composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his many-sided musical skills, extravagant character and unique talent. If you want to interpret Mozart through Vasiliev’s point of view then this ballet is exactly for you.
Together with Vasiliev there is also a young and talented ballet artist Denis Savin who has excelled in several main roles in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow right after graduating from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography in 2002. Female soloist Maria Vinogradova is also an acknowledged ballet soloist who has performed main roles both in classical ballets and in those choreographed by Ivan Vasiliev.