The Russian Ball in London returns to the majestic Royal Albert Hall this year for the first time since 1921.
In honour of 400 years of the House of Romanov, the last dynasty to rule over Russia, the event celebrates the best of Russian history, society and entertainment whilst drawing attention to the Russian community’s cultural, artistic and economic contributions within the UK.
In line with tradition, the Ball begins with 60 couples of young debutants selected by the Ball Committee who dance the Waltz of Flowers from the Tchaikovsky ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ under the direction of Chief Dancing Master and Vice President of The World Dance Sport Federation, Stanislav Popov.
Historically, Russian Balls are renowned for their extravagance, lavish decorations and exquisite costumes. This year’s event promises to continue this tradition with the best Russian conductors, singers, dancers and other celebrated artists all participating.
Among those performing are three of Russia’s top tenors Daniil Shtoda, Dmitry Korchak and Vladimir Galouzine, virtuoso jazz saxophonist Igor Butman, prima ballerina from the Bolshoi Theatre Evgenia Obraztsova, Ross Mitchell and his dance orchestra, five times World Ballroom Dance Champions Katusha Demidova and Arunas Bizokas and People’s Artist of Russia, Svyatoslav Belza, who assumes hosting duties.
Later in the evening, guests in their strict dress code of ball gowns and black ties are invited to take the floor for a heady mix of waltzes, polkas and gallops accompanied by Britain’s much loved Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Guests in the Loggia and Grand Tiers can also enjoy a gala menu or a selection of mouth-watering canapés such as Foie Gras Rocher, Vodka borsch and beetroot caviar to name but a few.
The Russian Ball in London is organised by Venski Bal Moskva, who also arrange the Vienna Ball in Moscow, and is a proud tradition stretching back over more than 200 years. Proceeds from the Russian Ball in London will be generously donated to the Lifeline charity in Russia.
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