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Boris Eifman`s theatre works in St.Petersburg for more than thirty years. However during all this time the artistic collective hadn`t own stage; the rehearsal base on the Petrogradskaya city area became home for actors and other theatre`s staff. Several years ago the authorities of St.Petersburg have supported the initiative of building of a new, modern building for theater. In 2009 the results of competition on the best architectural project have been summed up. Today works are going on intensively for developement of a package of engineering specifications of the future building and also of the territory preparation. The Dance Palace should become an architectural dominant of complex which will appear in Petrogradskaya city area on the bank of Low Neva River.

Following Boris Eifman's plan, the Dance Palace won`t be simply just ballet theater, but it will become an international center of the choreography development. Within the precincts of a new building three theatre companies will creatively coexist representing three periods of the Russian ballet history: the classical ballet of the XIX century, psychological ballet of the XX century, which is represented by Boris Eifman's troupe in all its variety, and also dance avant-guard of a new millennium. Young choreographers from different cities of Russia, and also from the countries of near and far abroad will get an opportunity to conduct own creative search in this new area. For these purposes the Dance Palace is projected as a multipurpose educational and performing art complex which structure will include the large and the small stages, rehearsal halls and administrative premises necessary for high qualified and comfortable functioning of the theater.

Comments:

Boris Eifman:
«The dance palace won't become a theater for one company. I see it as the world center of the ballet art where all modern dance ideas and forms will concentrate. Petersburg can and should be in avant-guard of this process, and most innovative and distinguished ideas will be born here as it was in the time of Dyagilev, Stravinsky, Meyerhold, Shostakovich
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Boris Eifman`s theatre works in St.Petersburg for more than thirty years. However during all this time the artistic collective hadn`t own stage; the rehearsal base on the Petrogradskaya city area became home for actors and other theatre`s staff. Several years ago the authorities of St.Petersburg have supported the initiative of building of a new, modern building for theater within the project «Quay of Europe». In 2009 the results of competition on the best architectural project have been summed up. Today works are going on intensively for developement of a package of engineering specifications of the future building and also of the territory preparation. The Dance Palace should become an architectural dominant of «Quay of Europe» complex which will appear in Petrogradskaya city area on the bank of Low Neva River.

 

Following Boris Eifman's plan, the Dance Palace won`t be simply just ballet theater, but it will become an international center of the choreography development. Within the precincts of a new building three theatre companies will creatively coexist representing three periods of the Russian ballet history: the classical ballet of the XIX century, psychological ballet of the XX century, which is represented by Boris Eifman's troupe in all its variety, and also dance avant-guard of a new millennium. Young choreographers from different cities of Russia, and also from the countries of near and far abroad will get an opportunity to conduct own creative search in this new area. For these purposes the Dance Palace is projected as a multipurpose educational and performing art complex which structure will include the large and the small stages, rehearsal halls and administrative premises necessary for high qualified and comfortable functioning of the theater.

 

Project Management — «VTB-DEVELOPMENT» Inc.

Project Investment — «Petersburg City» Ltd.

Project time-frame — 2016.

Project web-site: www.euroembankment.ru

 

Comments:

 

Boris Eifman:

«The dance palace won't become a theater for one company. I see it as the world center of the ballet art where all modern dance ideas and forms will concentrate. Petersburg can and should be in avant-guard of this process, and most innovative and distinguished ideas will be born here as it was in the time of Dyagilev, Stravinsky, Meyerhold, Shostakovich.

 

Nadezhda Vinnik, the general director of «Petersburg City» Ltd.:

«We are convinced that appearance of a new, modern, dynamical quarter in the center of Petersburg becomes event for a city. And not only because of that place of the prohibited industrial territory will become the footpath quay along Neva, beautiful facades of buildings will grow, shops and cafe will open. «Quay of Europe» should become one of world famous sights of Petersburg because in the center of quarter there will be the Dance Palace of Boris Eifman. Palace opening will be remarkable event in cultural life of a city and the country. I hope our project will be an example of scaled cooperation of the state and business in the sphere of development of the Russian culture and art».