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The theater of classical ballet was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in 1947. Then the tour group of this type was a risky experiment .. The idea of ​​“ballet on wheels” belonged to the famous dancer R. Gerbek. The costs of implementing the artistic project were borne by the Novgorod Philharmonic. Since then, the collective’s touring routes more than once crossed the expanses of Russia from one region to another, showed their art abroad.

  At present, the artistic director of the theater is Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the Golden Mask Theater Award Sergey Vikharev

• Honored Artist of Russia
• Winner of the National Theater Award “Golden Mask”
• Winner of the Baltika Award
• Winner of international competitions (Varna; Moscow)

He graduated from the Leningrad Academic Choreography School. AND I. Vaganova in 1980 class V. Semenov and was admitted to the troupe of the Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theater. CM. Kirov (since 1992 – Mariinsky Theater). The first performer of the parties in the ballets of O. Vinogradov “The Knight in Tiger Skin” (Tsarevich Kadzhey), “The Battleship Potemkin” (Vestovoi), “Petrushka” (Petrushka). He also danced in the ballets “La Sylphide” (James), “Sleeping Beauty” (Desiree), “Chopeniana” (Young Man), “Giselle” (Albert, Classical Duet), “Vain Precaution” (Knee), “Symphony in C Major” ( III. Allegro vivace), Swan Lake (Neapolitan dance, Prince’s friends), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Naples, or Rybak and his bride (Gennaro, variation in Grand pas), etc. Danced in ballets B. Eifman, A. Polubentsev, V. Karelin.
Participated in the performances of the Independent troupe of Alla Sigalova (“Queen of Spades”, 1991; “Cynics”, 1996; “Yellow Tango”, 1997).

In 1987-1988 he was a teacher-tutor of the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater (now named after AB Solovyanenko).
He staged the ballet “Leda and the Swan” to the music of G. Mahler (1995, Hermitage Theater, St. Petersburg), ballet scenes in the opera “Gioconda” by A. Ponchielli (1997) at the Genoese Theater of Carlo Felice (Italy).

In 1999-2006 he was the chief choreographer of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater, where he performed ballet performances.
Sleeping Beauty (1996, choreography by M. Petipa edited by K. Sergeev)
The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky (1998, choreography by L. Ivanov, V. Vainonen and own),
“The Conservatory of Bournonville, or the Fads of the Choreographer” (1998, after A. Bournonville, edited by E.-M. von Rosen),
“Giselle” (1999, choreography by J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa),
Coppelia (2001, reconstruction of the Mariinsky Theater play of 1894)
Don Quixote (2003, according to A. Gorsky and F. Lopukhov)
as well as M. Fokine’s ballets “Chopiniana” (2000), “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” (2000), “Carnival”, “Scheherazade” (2001)
and dances in the opera “Aida” (2004, director D. Chernyakov).

In the Mariinsky Theater carried out the reconstruction of ballets
“Sleeping Beauty” (1999, reconstruction of the play by M. Petip 1890),
Petrushka (2000, reconstruction of the play by A. Benoit – M. Fokin, edited by L. Leontiev)
La Bayadère (2002, reconstruction of M. Petipa’s play of 1900)
“Awakening of the flora” (2007, reconstruction of the play by M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, 1894)
Carnival (2008, reconstruction of the play by L. Bakst – M. Fokin 1910),
He was a dance director in the opera “Life for the Tsar” (2004, director D. Chernyakov).

Vikharev also staged the ballets by M. Fokin “Chopiniana”, “Polovtsian Dances”, and “Carnival” at the National Opera and Ballet Theater named after K. Baiseitovoy (Astana, 2006) and the Nihon Ballet Troupe of the Ballet Academy / NBA Ballet (Tokyo, 2007).
At the Bolshoi Theater, he reconstructed the Marieinsky Theater performance in 1894 “Coppelia” in choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cheketti (2009).
In the Milan theater La Scala staged a ballet by Marius Petipa “Raymonda” (2011).

Paris Opera soloists Karol Arbo and Jean-Yves Lormot danced with Russian artists.

Today, the repertoire of the theater is dominated by samples of classical ballet heritage: three ballets by P. Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Giselle Adana, one-act version of Don Quixote, Fokinskaya Shopeniana.

 Repertoire.

P. Tchaikovsky “Swan Lake”

P. Tchaikovsky “The Nutcracker”

P. Tchaikovsky “Sleeping Beauty”

A. Adan “Giselle”

A.Minkus “Don Quixote”

F. Chopin “Chopiniana”

N. Rimsky-Korsakov “Sadko”

F. Schubert “Star Boy”

B. Asafiev “Fountain of Bakhchisarai”

Musical and theatrical composition for children on P. Nutcracker ballet by P. Tchaikovsky.

Theatrical concert travel “Ballet Journey”