Hits and Stars Tickets
Get Hits and Stars tickets to get a taste of Russian culture at its best. Russian ballet formally started in the 19th century and mostly uses a famous ballet method known as ‘Vaganova’. This method is named after a well-known ballerina, Agrippina Vaganova. This dance genre was adopted by Russia due to the heavy influences of European culture. French and Italian teachers taught ballet to the Russians during the 18th century. Jean Baptist Lande was one of the pioneer teachers. The performers that he taught made a profound impression on Empress Anna with their dances. The Empress in turn opened a ballet school in the country. The school was named ‘Imperial Ballet School’ and was opened in the year 1738 with J.B. Lande as its director.
In 1773, the foundations were laid for Moscow Choreography College. Soon, private ballet schools also started opening in different parts of the country such as St. Petersburg and Moscow. Some notable schools are: Moscow Art Theatre, Maly Opera House and Nemrovich-Danchenko Theater. With time, a pure Russian touch was added to ballet dance, starting the genre ‘Russian Ballet Dance’. It was around the 1980s when professional Russian ballet teachers started making trips to ballet and opera organizations abroad. They started working with the Americans and Europeans, leading ballet groups and introducing the rest of the world to Russian ballet. Some of these professionals include Makarova, Plisetskaya, Nureyev, Vasilyev, Baryshnikov, Vinogradov and Grigorovich. Independent ballet groups started appearing around the 1970s. Kasatkina, B.Y. Eifman, Yakobson and Vasilyev were the initiators of such troupes. The next twenty years saw this trend grow as many more ballet groups started forming. These days, these groups experiment with the choreography and alterations are made to keep the dances up-to-date and interesting.
Hits and Stars is a Russian dance concert produced by Victor Drobysh. Born on 27 June, 1966, Drobysh is a composer and producer who started the company ‘National Music Corporation’. Ever since its inception in 2006, the company has been working on productions for famous Russian artists like Zara, Stas Peha, Natalia Podolsky, Slava, Ivan, Avraam Russo, Chelsea and Tootsie. In 2008, Drobysh’s team ‘Chelsea’ won the third position in the 8th Star Academy project. In 2010, he was titled the Russian Federation’s ‘Honored Artist’. In 2012, he became a part of the project ‘Battle of Choirs’ and won the second position.
Drobysh’s 2010 production, Hits and Stars, was a major hit in Russia and was a sold-out event at State Kremlin Palace. Popular Russian songs from the past decade were performed by artists like Valeria, Joseph Kobzon, Grigory Leps, Philip, Larisa Dolina, Avraam Russo, Christina Aguilera, Glory, Stas Mikhailov, Zara and Anita Tsoi. Other stars included Diana Gurtskaya group, Stas Peha, Tatiana Ovsienko, Princess Avenue and Viktor Saltykov.
Hits and Stars’ fame got it recognized in the US and it is scheduled to play in Chicago and New York soon. Enter the world of ballet and do not miss the chance to see this dazzling performance that’s enriched with Russian culture and is sure to leave you mesmerized with its unique style. So without any further ado, buy your Hits and Stars tickets fast.