2007/10/14. The Saint-Petersburg male ballet triumphed on a tour to the 'Amurskaya Osen' festival held in Blagoveshinsk. In 2006 and 2007 religious extremists and homophobes tried to cancel concerts by gay artists Boris Moiseev and Sergei Penkin. The male ballet received a lot of attention from the public and the media. In one of the interviews for 'amur.info' the 54 year old ballet leader Valeri Mihailosky stated his surprise that the public could visit, see such a large festival. Mihailovsky was the first male in Russia to dance the female lead in 'Swan Lake'. Newspapers called it a "revolution in Russian ballet". He organized the unique ballet team in 1992. Now it's the world famous State Male Ballet of Saint-Petersburg.
Translation by Andrey V.