Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus
New Year’s Ball

Friday | 13 January 2017|20:30



Beginning of dance programme  21.00  

Directors – recipient of the Francysk Skaryna Medal Galina Galkovskaya, Elena Mediakova, Daria Potaturko, Natalia Baranovskaya; Choreography – Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus Yulia Dyatko
Dear friends!

If you like to travel in time; if you are a fan of the gallant etiquette of the nineteenth century; if your dream is to be a part of a brilliant ball, to whirl in the Viennese waltz; if you cannot imagine the New Year’s Celebration without good mood, witty jokes, friendly pranks, great music and dancing; if you miss great and exciting company and are happy to celebrate the Old New Year in the company of artists, musicians and singers we invite you to the Big New Year’s Ball at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.
An indispensable requirement for the participants of the Ball is to comply with the dress code: ladies must wear full-skirted ball gown, men must wear a tuxedo or formal attire.
Schedule of dance rehearsals
Classes are held in the foyer of the dress circle of the theatre
(Enter through the main entrance)

For debutants (first time attendees) classes start at 14.00 and 19.00
For experienced dancers (regular participants of the ball and those who have experience of ballroom dancing) – classes start at 15.35 and 20.35


Dear friends! We inform you that from January 2 of 2017 dress rehearsals of "the Pushkin ball" begin. In this regard, dance moves rehearsals cease.


The theatre will open its doors on January 13 at 20.00. The main components of every ball are dances, music, poetry, pranks, jokes and the secrets of the masquerade.
The occasion will be officially opened at 21.00 with the Pushkin Ball where guests will meet the poet himself and the characters of his works,Onegin, Lensky, Tatiana, Olga. First, the novices who have attended dance classes for several months will dance the polonaise, contradance, and the waltz, followed by the skilled dancers presenting a programme which will be more complicated in respect to the technical aspect. In total, the participants will perform nine dances. The participants are preparing a special programme for the Viennese Ball which will base on Strauss’ waltzes. The Russian and Viennese Balls will be accompanied by the orchestra under the baton of Ivan Kostyakhin and Oleg Lesun. At 23:00 a concert-surprise will be given on the big stage, accompanied by the theatre’s symphony orchestra under the direction of maestro Andrey Galanov. At 24:00 the viewers will enjoy champaign and the second part of the Viennese Ball.

The guests of the ball will enjoy a lot of amazing entertainments in the foyer of the theatre The poets of the "Golden Age" will entertain the audience with great literary delights. The characters of Pushkin’s fairytales will invite the guests of the ball to take part in poetry quizzes with the Learned Cat, to put a star on the Tree of Wishes, to catch luck with the Golden Fish and receive New Year’s wishes from the symbol of the new year, the Golden Rooster. Caricaturists will work in the lobby all night.
The spectators will have a chance to try out for a role at the “Pushkin” studio of the Bolshoi.  The best actors will get a ‘Golden Harlequin’ prize and the mounted videos of their performances. All night long the Ladies ' Salon will run. Beautiful ladies will learn the fan signs mysteries, flowers language of and rules of ballroom etiquette. For those who love handmade gifts there will be an opportunity to make Christmas cards. The lovers of Oriental culture will enjoy learning about the secrets of body painting, mehndi.
 “Fakhraddin Show” and “Neon Show” will be a pleasant surprise for our quests. The sextet “Nemiga” will play the hits of popular and movie music. There will be a small concert of Goran Bregović music in the foyer.

The Chamber Hall will invite the spectator to take part in a traditional poetry contest and enjoy the classical songs performed by the soloist of the Bolshoi. It will also feature the “Tenors vs Basses” concert and will give our quests tan opportunity to sing their favourite childhood songs along with the participants of the classical “Blue Light”. The authors of the third show concert will tells a story which happens on New Year's eve in a cozy lounge of the airport where passengers are stuck in a snow storm, and they are not bored, but enjoy jazz music.  


Дирижеры – Андрей Галанов, Иван Костяхин, Олег Лесун




Начало танцевальной программы - в 21.00 

Режиссеры – обладатель медали Франциска Скорины Галина Галковская, Елена Медякова, Дарья Потатурко Балетмейстер-постановщик - заслуженная артистка Республики Беларусь Юлия Дятко



Дорогие друзья!

Если вы хотите совершить путешествие во времени; если вы – поклонник галантного этикета XIX века; если ваша мечта – стать участником блестящего бала, закружиться в вихре венского вальса; если вы не представляете Новый год без хорошего настроения, искрометных шуток, веселых розыгрышей, прекрасной музыки и танцев; если вы соскучились по большой и веселой компании и будете счастливы встретить старый Новый год в окружении артистов, музыкантов и певцов – мы приглашаем вас на Большой новогодний Бал в Большой театр Беларуси.


Обязательным условием для участников Бала является соблюдение дресс-кода: дамам необходимо явиться в вечернем или бальном платье, мужчинам – в смокинге или элегантном костюме.  



График танцевальных репетиций

Занятия проводятся в фойе бельэтажа театра

(вход через центральный подъезд)


Для дебютантов (впервые принимающих участие в бале) – начало занятий в 14.00 и 19.00

Для корифеев (постоянных участников бала и тех, кто имеет опыт занятий бальными танцами) – начало занятий в 15.35 и 20.35


Уважаемые зрители! Сообщаем вам, что со 2 января 2016 г. начинаются генеральные репетиции «Пушкинского бала». В связи с этим разучивание танцевальных движений на репетициях прекращается.


 ЯНВАРЬ 2017г.




02.01 (понедельник)

19.00 - 20.25 - дебютанты

20.35 - 22.00 - корифеи

08.01. (воскресенье)

13.00 - 14.25 - дебютанты

14.35 - 16.00 - корифеи

09.01. (понедельник)

19.00 - 20.25 - дебютанты

20.35 - 22.00 - корифеи

12.01 (четверг)

с 18.00 - Прогон - дебютанты, корифеи