We have done everything possible — and impossible too — for the Dance Open to take place in April. We redesigned the logistics, rescheduled the large groups to other flights, and changed the routes of the soloists. Recently, none of the participating theaters intended to cancel a trip to St. Petersburg. Alas, the situation in the world is changing rapidly, and this is a FORCE MAJEURE that neither talented management, super-mobility of artists, nor loyalty of partners nor the availability of plans "B" and "C" will protect from.
The experience shows that we all have already arrived to the moment when even the greatest art must take a break and give everyone the opportunity to overcome the difficult time, making everyone as safe as possible. Out of question: there is nothing more valuable than a human life, and no one has the right to risk it. So, we announce, that the program of the XIX season of the Dance Open will take place THIS YEAR, but not this spring — later.
But, there is also a good news: in the meantime, we propose to act according to the "D" plan — as Dance Open has one.
First, we begin THE PROCESS OF REFUNDING THE FULL COST OF TICKETS purchased on OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE WWW.DANCEOPEN.COM. We will inform you about the new playbill of the XIX season in advance on all the festival resources and will open the sales again.
Secondly, we are launching THE DANCE OPEN ONLINE BALLET MARATHON. They use to say, that ballet does not recognize verbal boundaries — so let it step over viral ones too! Right now we are creating a large and varied content for the online ballet program, where there will be lectures, and exclusive video, and the presentation of a large interactive project, and a vibrant collaboration project that we came up with this winter and planned to present personally, but now we transfer it to the social media.
What a miracle: hundreds of spectators holding their breath in a theater venue. But on the other hand, tens of thousands of people gathering in different parts of the world in front of home screens for the sake of ballet — this is also a genuine miracle. And let’s begin to create it together.
We believe and do not doubt for a single moment that very soon we all will return to a normal, happy and eventful life. That we will return much more strong, wise and loving.
Be healthy, take care of your family and all the beautiful in yourself.