The Mariinsky Theater ballet and Valery Gergiev tour the U.S.

Dancers Olga Belik and Yevgeny Ivanchenko perform 'Scheherazade'

Dancers Olga Belik and Yevgeny Ivanchenko perform 'Scheherazade'

The Mariinsky Theater / Natalia Razina
In October, the ballet troupe and symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater are set to perform in the 13 cities of the United States and Canada.

American ballet fans will be able to see the Mariinsky’s ballet troupe live during its U.S. tour. On Oct. 12-15 the troupe will be performing four ballets choreographed by Michel Fokine at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa, Mesa, California: Chopiniana, Le Spectre de la rose, The Dying Swan (Le cygne) and finally Scheherazade to music by Rimsky-Korsakov. Some of the Mariinsky’s most talented dancers will be performing, including Ekaterina Kondaurova, Oksana Skorik, Viktoria Tereshkina, Timur Askerov, Kimin Kim, Xander Parish, and other.

The dancers will continue their tour with La Bayadere at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on Oct. 17-22. The ballet will be performed 7 times, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa, who first staged the ballet in 1877. According to the Kennedy Center, the last visit of the Mariinsky ballet company to Washington in 2008 was a sensation. The ballet troupe enjoyed a full audience, and left fans eager for the Mariinsky’s next U.S. performance. During the performances in Washington, the Mariinsky theater ballet troupe will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Kennedy Center’s opera house, conducted by Gabriel Heine.

To continue, the symphonic orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will take part in an extended tour of 13 U.S. and Canadian cities: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Costa Mesa, Davis, Rohnert Park, Berkeley, Kansas City, Urbana and Chicago, as well as Toronto and Montreal.

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