Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Mariinsky Ballet / St. Petersburg / Stage

The young George Balanchine received his formative training in classical dance at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Once in the West, he began to evolve both the Old World technique and its performance style to suit a New World energy, speed, and immediacy. A new classical style was born. Because of this relationship—and divide—it’s always interesting to see the Mariinsky take on Balanchine. The leggy, radiant, Botticelli-esque A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1962), Balanchine’s first completely original full-length ballet, should be a good fit. —L.J.

Buy tickets here
Mariinsky Ballet Theatre Square, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.

Quantcast