St Petersburg Social Activity

East West Conference

19 - 26 July 2019

Social Activities
The full social agenda will be sent out 8-10 weeks prior to the conference, however one of our very special events needs to be finalised ahead of this. Please see below for full details.

The Attendee App
We have introduced a conference Attendee App, which is where the most up to date information for the Social Agenda and Academic Program will be noted. The Attendee App will be released in the week leading up to the conference. All details below are subject to change. 

Day 5 : Tuesday 23 July | Social

7:00pm to 9:30pm - Ballet: Giselle at the Mariinsky Theatre
Please meet the group outside the main entrance of the Mariinsky Theatre at 6:15pm to collect your tickets.  The performance will last 2 hours 10 minutes, excluding the one interval. (Finish time above is approximate)

Enjoy a night with your fellow delegates as you immerse yourself in the ballet production of Giselle, at the home of one of Russia’s oldest theatres.  

The Mariinsky Theatre is an architectural and historical wonder. Named after Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the first wife of Tsar Alexander II, it has been host to significant moments in the history of music and ballet. Since it’s 1860 opening, its name has changed on multiple occasions to replicate the political environment at the time. Today the Mariinsky headlines excellence in the performing arts and is performing home to the Mariinsky Ballet, originally known as the Imperial Russian Ballet.

One of the worlds most performed classical ballets, Giselle is a timeless story of romance and betrayal. Famous for its ethereal beauty, it tells the story of a young girl who dies of heartbreak following the deception of an already betrothed man, Albrecht. Upon visiting her grave to repent, Albrecht is confronted by the vengeful Queen of the Wilis, Myrtha. The Wilis are beautiful forlorn spirits of young women betrayed by their love and spend their eternities seeking to exact revenge on any man they encounter. Queen Myrtha condemns Albrecht to dance until death. Between the two worlds, Giselle must forgive her lover to save him from death. Will Giselle forgive Albrecht for his betrayal, or will she become a Wilis herself and take Albrecht to the grave?

Cost: $205 per person
Venue: Mariinsky Theatre, Theatre Square, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Inclusions: 1 x admission ticket to the theatre

Please note that e-tickets will be distributed to you either at the Welcome Drinks or on the night of the performance.