Russian conductor Timur Gorkovenko attends a press conference on the occasion of the Russian Ballet Theatre’s concert tour

A press conference was held at the Istana Budaya National Theatre of Malaysia (situated in Kuala Lumpur) on the occasion of the St. Petersburg Russian Ballet theatre’s concert tour in Malaysia on April 4-5, 2020.

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The event was attended by chairman of the Malaysian Association of Cultural and Historical Tourism Dato' Sri Megat Hadzlie Adlan Anakanda Raja Jamaliah, director of the National Orchestra of Malaysia Mustafa Fauziah Nawi, director and producer of the theatre L. Bragina, Russian conductor Timur Gorkovenko, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Malaysia A. Akhmetov, president of Dance Artistry International company Audrey Kwan and other guests.

At the round table, the parties discussed issues of cultural exchange between Russia and Malaysia and watched the presentation of a new video about the “Cultural tourism through dance” program of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. After that, director of the National Orchestra of Malaysia Mustafa Fauziah Nawi and Russian conductor Timur Gorkovenko shook hands in a sign of further cooperation and success of their joint performance during the St. Petersburg Theatre’s concert tour in Malaysia.

The press conference became the focus of great attention of cultural observers and Malaysian media, since this is the first Russian Ballet theatre’s concert tour on the local stage and the first performance of “Sleeping Beauty” in Asia.

The Russian Ballet theatre was created in 1990 by a family of professional performers and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre belonging to a century-old dynasty. The theatre’s repertoire comprises almost all the classical productions of Russian ballet, including “Sleeping Beauty”, a fairy tale about Princess Aurora and the prince who saved her, which will be presented to the Malaysian audience.

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