The festival aims to celebrate Russia's artistic contributions to the world and forge cultural relations between Russia and the West. St PetersBall with Corinthia will feature eminent cultural personalities and acclaimed artistic minds from the UK, Russia and other nations including Razorlight musician Johnny Borrell, taxidermy artist Polly Morgan, Royal ballet dancer Slava Samodurov, film director John Hillcoat, fashion designer Jasper Conran, artist Mat Collishaw, photographer Polly Borland, director Martha Fiennes, performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich - to name a few.
"The St PetersBall programme features an exciting mix of art, literature, film, fashion and dance with leading international cultural figures collaborating with established and emerging talents in Russia. The St. PetersBall programme will also include a ballet production presented by the leading ballet dancer Slava Samodurov with his own ballet company (lead dancers from Mikhailovsky theatre). We will also have a very special performance by the St Petersburg Conservatoire at the festival," says Pablo Ganguli, founder and artistic director of Liberatum Festivals. "Our main partner is the Corinthia Hotel in St Petersburg and we'll be working with other venues and partners including Aurora Fashion Week, Academy of Fine Arts, Dom Kino, and Lazarev Art Gallery."
The Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg will serve as the main host of the festival with events taking place at some of the City's most esteemed venues. Corinthia Hotels announces its support of Liberatum's St PetersBall festival ahead of the eagerly anticipated launch of their ninth hotel, a five-star luxury hotel in central London. The internationally renowned hotel brand will provide the home for the St PetersBall festival and will offer special travel packages for individuals wanting to enjoy the events.
"Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg is delighted to have partnered with Liberatum to organise the St. PetersBall," says Vanessa Coleiro, Director of Marketing for CHI Hotels & Resorts. "St. Petersburg is a city steeped in culture and the arts and our recently-renovated luxury St Petersburg property will provide a perfect home for this festival which will showcase new artistic contributions to the world. We look forward to welcoming personalities and acclaimed artistic minds from the UK, Russia and other nations to celebrate this great city, its stunning venues and the magnificent world of arts."
The St PetersBall festival with Corinthia programme is open to the general public. Audiences can expect an original and rich series of events that includes ballet, contemporary Russian classical music, world cinema film screenings, newly commissioned short films in both art and fashion categories, art talks, debates, literary events and music performances.