Mexico: Tour of the Belarusian Ballet


Ballet company of the Belarusian Bolshoi will perform in one of the most beautiful countries in the world – Mexico. This is the third tour of our ballet overseas: we performed Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote in 2010 and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in 2018. This time we decided to tell a fairy-tale story, the plot of which is familiar to the inhabitants of any continent. The artists will perform Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty at various venues in large and small cities of Mexico.

‘The Sleeping Beauty is a very beautiful ballet! This is a fairy tale, which is known to almost all people of the world, albeit in different variations. We perform classical production, where the variety of dance is very harmonious and easy set to amazing music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky,’ the manager of the ballet company and a ballet répétiteur of the theatre Tatyana Shemetovets said. An enormous responsibility lies upon the shoulders the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus: she will lead the tour. By the way, the very first tour of the Belarusian ballet to Mexico in 2010 also took place with the participation of Tatyana Shemetovets: she worked with artists as ballet répétiteur. About 30 cities of Mexico (Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Irapuato, Merida, Cancun, Mexico city and many others) are waiting for Belarusian ballet dancers this time. ‘42 performances in a month and a half. We also should take into account the so – called "doubles", when one evening the guys dance two ballets one after another, for example, at 6pm and 9pm. I'm worried, because I’m responsible for 45 people! The main thing is that all the artists were prepared, configured and healthy. After all, The Sleeping Beauty is not an easy performance. The workload is very big both for the leading artists and the corps de ballet. Girls often say that technique and ballet elements in The Sleeping Beauty are much more difficult for them than in Swan Lake… By the way, ballerinas Veronika Oleshchenko and Valeria Grudina will debut in this performance in Mexico. Irina Eromkina, Alexandra Chizhik, Yana Shtangei, Viktoryia Trenkina, Darya Miadouskaya, Veranika Auchynnikava, Igor Artamonov, Anton Kravchenko, Konstantin Geronik, Egor Azarkevich, Artem Bankovsky and other artists will appear in the leading roles.

Mexico is an amazingly beautiful country! Huge spaces, wide horizons, greenery, mountains, ocean, gulfs! Just like in the movies! Of course, I really want that during the trip we have minutes for rest. But this is a very dangerous moment. Because you can't relax! The position obliges to be concentrated, because we have a big responsibility… I really want the guys to feel like one team, moreover like one big family. So that everyone understands: there is always a shoulder to lean on. This is very important…’