The message reads, in part:
“The anniversary of this great choreographer is a special day for world and Russian culture and, of course, for connoisseurs and fans of the classical dance. The distinguished Master’s name is indelibly connected with an entire era in the history of Russian ballet. It is highly symbolic that pieces from his famous ballets are included in the Festival programme.
I am convinced that your forum will become a truely festive event for talented participants from different regions of the country, who will be able to perform in the legendary Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, to connect to the rich creative legacy of Marius Petipa, and to learn from renowned ballet stars.”