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Located at St Petersburg's most prestigious historic address at the very heart of the city, home to famous actors and musicians, politicians and artists, Astoria is a part of Rocco Forte's exclusive collection of hotels. It is a vibrant hotel with illustrous biography, blending European sophistication with contemporary and timeless style. Just steps away from the Hermitage and Mariinsky theatre, Astoria allows you to experience the best of the dazzling city up close and enjoy a carefully preserved tradition of true Russian hospitality. Relax and refresh in the comfort of your room, where fashionable design features are in respectful harmony with classic interiors. Taste Russian delicacies in Astoria restaurant and stay for a late night drink at Lichfield Bar. Enjoy a Russian Afternoon Tea in sunlit Rotonda, where for many years delicacies have been served on blue patterned Imperial Porcelain dishes Astoria is famous for, and feel the history coming alive in the most authentic hotel in St Petersburg that has been part of the city for over 100 years.

Since its founding in 1710, the Meissen porcelain manufactory has stood for the highest-quality porcelain and the utmost workmanship, represented around the world with the insignia of two Crossed Swords in cobalt blue. The quality of Meissen porcelain has its beginnings in the manufactory’s own mine near the city of Meissen, where the purest kaolin is sourced day after day. This white clay is the key to the striking radiance of Meissen porcelain. The precise blending of kaolin with native feldspar and quartz has been refined in Meissen over the past 300 years and is still completed by hand to this day.

Charting new territory in the creation of new porcelain objects is as much a part of the manufactory’s tradition as the observation of its own rich heritage. For this, MEISSEN can draw on the world’s oldest and most comprehensive archive of historic models and plaster moulds, making it possible to reproduce practically any form to ever come out of the manufactory.

Meanwhile, the manufactory’s paint laboratory while constantly formulating new, vibrant hues closely guards the formulas for approximately 10.000 different porcelain colours, enabling the Meissen painters to revive every nuance of historic patterns true to the originals. This rich trove of historical inspiration in Meissen’s Triebischtal, not far from the Saxon capital of Dresden, is combined with peerless craftsmanship to create intricate figurines, large-format sculptures, exquisite dining services, and one-of-a-kind works of art that attain the highest standards of exclusivity and individuality.

The Volkswagen brand is been presented in more than 150 countries and produces cars for more than 50 factories in 14 countries.

In 2018, Volkswagen produced 6.24 million cars, including bestsellers like Golf, Tiguan, Jetta and Passat. Currently 198.000 people work in Volkswagen around the world. The brand has 7,700 dealerships with 74,000 employees. In 2019, the demand for Volkswagen cars in Russia is steadily growing.

Volkswagen traditionally supports the Dresden Ball from 2006, providing cars for guests of the event. Usually this cooperation takes place in Germany, but this year the Dresden Ball is held for the first time in St. Petersburg, and for Volkswagen Russia it is a great honor to support the ball in Russia. As an official car partner of the event, Volkswagen provides the organizers with the Multivan, Caravelle and Touareg models, which will provide guests of the ball with the most advanced automotive technology, comfort and safety. For example, the Volkswagen Touareg has IQ.Light matrix LED headlights, Side Assist rebuilding assistance system and Lane Assist hold system, adaptive cruise control, and PreCrash preventive safety system.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in St. Petersburg. Founded in 1833 as an imperial theatre, for many years, it was home to French and German theatre companies. After the October Revolution, the decision was made to turn the theatre into an opera house: operas have been regularly staged here since 1918, and the first ballet was performed on the Mikhailovsky stage in 1933. In the 1930s, the Mikhailovsky became a ‘laboratory of Soviet opera’, hosting world premières of operas by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Dzerzhinsky. During the Soviet period, the theatre was the venue for performances of legendary ballets such as The Bright Stream, with a score by Shostakovich, Yaroslavna, with music by Boris Tishchenko and Yury Lyubimov as director, and Tsar Boris, performed to music by Prokofiev.

The twenty-first century saw the theatre become one of Russia’s leading artistic collectives. From 2009, the ballet company was led by Mikhail Messerer, scion of a renowned ballet dynasty and now the company’s Guest Principal Ballet Master. Today, the well-known Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato serves as Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Ballet. The post of Musical Director and Principal Conductor is held by Alexander Vedernikov, who has been recognized by the Russian Federation for his services to the arts, and the Artistic Director of the Theatre is Vladimir Kekhman.

Recent successes for the theatre include the première of the ballet Cinderella, productions of the operas Il barbiere di Siviglia and Iolanta, and a revival of the ballet Spartacus. The Mikhailovsky Theatre collaborates with the Hermitage: the theatre’s chamber orchestra and opera and ballet companies give regular performances in the Hermitage Theatre and the museum’s exhibition halls. The theatre is home to a close-knit creative team. Every première is an event, the theatre is loved by St. Petersburg residents, and guests of the city are eager to visit as part of their experience of its cultural scene.

The German-Russian Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK) represents the interests of the German business in Russia, as well as the Russian economy in Germany. The AHK currently incorporates approximately 900 members, largely medium enterprises. The enormous success of the German business in Russia demands a strong organization to communicate its interests – that’s what AHK does.

School of dancing recreation «Plyaskin Group» specializes in a teaching couple dancing and a full dance preparation to the Ball all over the world.

Here, adults dance for pleasure, socialize and relax; acquire new dancing, creative skills; participate in famous balls, travel to balls in Vienna, Paris, Dresden, New York.

The life of the school is saturated and multifaceted. There are not only dance lessons, but also lectures on etiquette, dance history, music and art. All this contributes to the diverse development of personality. The school of dancing recreation unites people who are interested in life in all its art manifestations.

You will learn what a modern ball is, get acquainted with dance etiquette and learn the basic, most popular and classical dances in a pair. Education and training takes place under the guidance of the main teachers of the school.

If you do not have a dancing couple, then the team of professional partners will be ready to make you a dance accompaniment in your lessons in preparation for the Ball, as well as during your stay at the Ball.

Fund for support of development projects in the field of culture "Art Bridge" was created in 2017 by representatives of Russia, Germany and Austria with the goal of organizing intercultural events aimed at strengthening ties between Russia and other countries. For 2 years the Foundation took part in organization of a number of significant opera premieres and international cultural events.

The Foundation is one of the supporters of Dresden Opera Ball in St.Petersburg from the Russian side.

Our moto: "We build the cultural bridges!"

Supported by Government of Saint-Petersburg