Tallinna Balletikooli Gala

May 29, 2016 at 17.00 in the Estonian National Opera

Tallinn Ballet School 70 – Anniversary Gala

This year, the Tallinn Ballet School celebrates the passing of 70 years since first opening its doors: when the war was over, the Estonia and Vanemuine Theatre buildings were in ruins, theatre troupes had been scattered by war. Many artistic people had fled from their home country, including Rahel Olbrei, under whose leadership a professional ballet company had developed in the course of a decade. Theatre buildings as well as theatre culture were in need of restoration. In the period after World War II, between 1944 and 1951, the ballet company of the Estonia Theatre was led by Anna Ekston. Only 21 dancers had remained from the 35-member group. In order to replenish the company, a ballet studio and a children’s group were established in the theatre at the initiative of Ekston. On the basis of the latter, Estonia’s first public institution for ballet education was formed in 1946 – the Estonian National Choreography School (now the Tallinn Ballet School). The gala features the ballet school’s students, graduates and the soloists of the Estonian National Ballet.

Tallinna Balletikooli Gala 2017 / Ballet School Gala 2017

Rahvusooper Estonia, Tallinn
Пн. 29.05.2017 - 19:00 / 8.50 - 22.00 €