The Legend Stays Alive

The author’s program of the legendary dancer of the twentieth century, choreographer, director, People’s Artist of the USSR and Russia, Vladimir Vasilyev is dedicated to the great Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova. A dancer, actress, teacher – she was the embodiment of the concept of “Russian ballet” for the whole world. Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev were one of Galina Sergeyevna’s favourite pupils and her close friends for several decades. Vladimir Vasiliev and Tatyana Kasatkina (the creator and first director of the Museum-apartment G.S.Ulanova, her close friend) present their views on the phenomenon in ballet art called “Galina Ulanova”, which reveals the amazing spiritual image of the ballerina, the magic of this unique personality. The program for the first time uses unique video and photo materials, documents from the personal archives of E. Maximova and V. Vasilyev, T. Kasatkina. The program also presents unique photo and video materials from the archives of the State Central Theatre Museum named after E.Maximova and V.Vasilyev, T.Kasatkina. A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum.

The Mariinsky Theatre celebrated the 110th anniversary of G.S.Ulanova.

The Mariinsky Theatre celebrated G.S.Ulanova’s 110th anniversary with the play “The Fountain of Bakhchisaray”, in which the great ballerina herself shone on his stage, just like on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. In the foyer of the theater as well an exhibition dedicated to the work of G.S.Ulanova has been opened, which presents unique photographs, posters, programs, documents, costumes and stage accessories from
the Mariinsky Theatre Museum. The exhibition is going a whole month.

Rosina Winiarsky’s Archive

In the celebration dedicated to the 105th anniversary of G.S.Ulanova’s birth, the Foundation gathered those for whom she was not just a symbol of great ballet, but a person who lived a bright life. The meeting was held in the museum-apartment of the ballerina in the famous high-rise on Kotelnicheskaya embankment. That evening the museum was enriched with new exhibits. A rare archive – drawings, articles, photos of Ulanova’s first English tour of the Bolshoi Theatre in 1956 –  was given to the Foundation by the artist Rosina Winiarsky. And the President of the Foundation V. Vasilyev gave them to the Museum-apartment of Ulanova. These albums are over sixty years old. Rosina’s house was burned down, she temporarily lives in a wagon, but her precious relics were saved. Rosina made a hundred and forty drawings of Ulanova with pencil and ink. Most are dated October 1956. “Rosina is an amazing woman. “We met her later in London. After all these years, she has carried, preserved in the heart of this delight Russian ballet, where the key figure for her was, is and will be Galina Ulanova, “- says the Executive Director of the Foundation M.Y. Panfilovich.

England Tour 1956