One year after its triumph in Mexico City, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre will again perform Don Quixote and Swan Lake classical ballets there. A new programme will be presented from May 8 through 13. The theatre will perform in the Auditorio Nacional concert hall, the largest in Mexico City. Tickets were sold so fast, the troupe decided to add one more performance. This time, besides the veteran performers, the Mariinsky (Kirov) ballet troupe includes young dancers, Sofia Gumerova, Natalia Sologub, Andrian Fadeyev, etc.
Mysterious philanthropist, Rustem Magdeev, had agreed, at his own expense, to donate a sculpture of Rudolf Nureyev, made by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, to the Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre