LEISURE Newsletter, March 2018

Long-awaited spring has arrived though it is still frosty in Moscow. Travel season is closer and closer.We offer you some interesting facts on cultural life in St Petersburg.

Helen Isaeva

Exhibition in Russian Museume by Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky, color Adventures

Alexej von Jawlensky

Alexej von Jawlensky (1864–1941) is a recognized master, whose works are kept in many museums all over the world. He was a contemporary, associate and friend of Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Munter, Paul Klee and many other famous artists of the first two decades of XX century. In Russia, he studied with Ilya Repin and admired the works of Valentine Serov, Konstantin Korovin and other masters of Russian realism and impressionism. In Germany since 1896, he had continued studies at Aschbe art school, where he made friends with artists Igor Grabar, Marianne Werefkin, Dmitry Kardovsky, and others. The exhibition places his oeuvre in the context of his Russian contemporaries’ works. From the early 1900’s on, he experienced a variety of influences in art but still remained a completely original artist with his own unique style and special themes.
During his late period, he turned to religious iconography and created a series of works inspired by icon painting.

Andreas Nesnakomoff-Jawlensky (1902–1984) was a son of Alexej Jawlensky. From his childhood, he was very talented in art and many of his father’s friends were really amazed by his works. As an artist he was interested in the world around — the nature, people, and life, so his works are always full of color, sun, and airspace. His art is very distinctive and original and represents a very interesting page in the European art of the middle of the XX century.

The facts and numbers of St. Petersburg’s cultural life

St. Petersburg
  • In last year about 7,8 million people visited museums of St. Petersburg. The information was received from Committee of Culture.
  • Total attendance of art galleries and museums increased over the past year by 800 thousand people. The increase of art lovers was 11.5%.
  • Concert and thetare visitors numbers grew to 2,3 milliones of spectators in 2017.
  • The Theaters of St. Petersburg did more then 80 perfomances and 20 of them were for young spectators.
  • In this year St Petersburg will celebrate 315 anniveresary from the day of its foundation. Also, the city will be the World Capital for celebrating of the International Jazz day, which will be on April 30.
  • Russian museums were visited by 125 millions of people in 2017.
  • Peterhof is the most popular of all Russian museums in the country. In 2017, it was visited by 5.3 million people.

The tourists can have ballet lessons by famous Russian ballet dancer in St. Petersburg

Diana_Vishneva The north capital of Russia is opening not only as the city of palaces and canals, also it’s a center of event tourism. Sometimes ago Studio of Diana Vishneva was opened with the name “Context Pro Ballet. Modern dance. Yoga”.
Diana Vishneva is the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater and the American Ballet Theater. The Studio is located in the historic center of the city on Neva River embankement. Here the lessons can be arranged not only for professional artists of the ballet, any other people as well including tourists from any countriy of the world.

The ballet program of the studio is worked out by the Premier of Mikhailovsky Theater Leonid Sarafanov. The program is based on modified experience of the Western teaching system, when the classical ballet lessons will be not difficult for everyone. Now the lesson of ballet is available for everybody, including the people who have never done that before.