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Grand New Year's Ball at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus

Grand New Year's Ball at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus
14 Jan 2015

On the Old New Year’s Eve the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus, according to the established six-year tradition, gave a grand ball. Luxurious setting, lovely music and unusual entertainment… The Bolshoi Theater was once again amazing and full of surprises. By the way, many of the guests took classes in ballroom dancing and etiquette a few months before the grand evening.

According to the show directors, the country’s main theater turned into a wonderful New Year Express traveling from country to country and through time. The hall and the foyer were railway stations, city blocks and streets, dance salons.

The evening opened with a parade of stars and the Russian Ball whose guests danced polonaise, waltz, polka, contradance, gallopade, and mazurka. It was followed by the Vienna Ball with magnificent Strauss and Lehar music.

Jazz bands, magicians, mimes and even astrologers joined opera singers and ballet dancers of the Bolshoi Theater to create an atmosphere of the magic night. The guests of the grand ball were treated to mini-concerts and themed lounges, dance workshops and old-time aristocratic entertainments.

When taking a break in cafes, the guests could watch the masterpieces of silent cinema - the movies by the Lumiere brothers and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights.

At midnight the participants of the ball raised a traditional glass of champagne to ring in the Old New Year.

Grand New Year's Ball at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus
Grand New Year's Ball
Grand New Year's Ball
Grand New Year's Ball
Grand New Year's Ball
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