Russia, St. Petersburg National Drama Theater of Russia (Alexandrinsky Theater)
July 23 – 24, 2022
About St. Peterburg

The Innopraktika and Russian Seasons School organized the event with the support of the Boris Eifman Dance Academy.

The festival included the gala concert of the choreographic session of the international educational project Innopraktika and Russian Seasons School. For three weeks, choreographers and dancers from Russia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, India, the USA, and others studied and collaborated at the Boris Eifman Academy. The premieres at the main stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater on July 23 and 24 as part of the Global Values festival became a final exam of sorts.

True masters, winners of numerous prestigious awards: Konstantin Keichel, Olga Vasilieva, Ernest Nurgali, Alexander Chelidze, and Konstantin Matulevsky acted as choreographers for the festival and the educational program from Russia. It is worth noting that foreign choreographers had the opportunity to work with students and soloists of the Boris Eifman Theater. The main topic for the performances was the choice between the inner, own values and what affects the person from the outside. Judging by the enthusiastic response of the hall, the ideas and images of the choreographers resonated in the hearts of residents and guests of St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet presented an exclusive gala program in the second part. It included excerpts from selected productions of the world-famous choreographer and "theater wizard," revealing many years of his personal and creative development: "Russian Hamlet," "Eugene Onegin," "Rodin, her eternal idol," "Anna Karenina," "The Pygmalion Effect" and others. More than 2,000 people attended the festival over two days.