Programme

PROGRAMME

Doors to the venue open at 19:45. From this moment on, bars are working for our guests in the halls "Wintergarten" and "Hofburg Galerie". During 19:45 and 20:45 there is only a limited access to Festsaal, as our Super VIP guests can enjoy a separate champagne reception in this hall. From 20:45 the doors of Festsaal open for all remaining guests and everyone is invited to enjoy the entertainment programme.


Main Hall "Festsaal"


19:45

Champagne Reception for all Super VIP-guests

20:45

Doors of Festsaal open for all remaining guests

21:00

Opening Ceremony

40 debutante couples enter the dance floor to the tunes of the “Russian March” by Johann Strauss II. Choreography: Andrei Chitu

Performance of “Adagio” from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Nutcracker” by prima ballerina Natalia Somova and principal dancer Georgi Smilevski of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre

Performance by the Russian Choir Vienna

Welcome Speeches

First waltz of the evening by our debutante couples to the tunes of Georgi Sviridov’s “Snowstorm waltz”

21:30

The dance floor is open to all guests. Symphonic orchestra: Divertimento Viennese

Gala Dinner is being served

21:55

Our cooks enter the ballroom

22:00

Performance by world champions in latin show dances Oksana Vasileva and Arsen Agamalyan

22:05

Ballet performance by Natalia Somova and Georgi Smilevski

22:10

Performance by world champions in latin show dances Oksana Vasileva and Arsen Agamalyan

22:15

Waltzes and polkas by the symphonic orchestra “Divertimento Viennese

22:45

Performance by soprano Lyubov Petrova, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

22:55

Viennese Quadrille with Andrei Chitu

23:15

Dancing continuous to the tunes of Tango, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Samba and Waltz with symphonic orchestra “Divertimento Viennese"

23:55

Charity Raffle Prize Draw

00:00

Russian Midnight Quadrille with Stanislav Popov

00:30

Dancing continuous to the tunes of the symphonic orchestra “Divertimento Viennese"

02:00

Performance by Russian singer Andrey Ankudinov

02:15

Dancing continuous to the tunes of the symphonic orchestra “Divertimento Viennese"

03:00

Carriages


Zeremoniensaal


21:00

We welcome the big band of the military music from Lower Austria

21:45

Jazz performance by Russian pianist Alexander Pokidchenko and Russian singer Alena Dolbik-Vorobey

22:15

Dancing continuous to the tunes of Tango, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Samba and Waltz by the big band of the military music of Lower Austria

23:30

Salsa workshop with Andrei Chitu

23:50

Dancing continuous to the tunes of our big band

00:30

Viennese Midnight Quadrille with Andrei Chitu

01:00

Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Samba and Foxtrot with the big band of the military music of Lower Austria

01:45

Merengue workshop with Andrei Chitu

02:15

Dancing continuous to the tunes of the big band of the military music of Lower Austria

03:00

Carriages


Geheime Ratstube - Stanek Ballroom


Stanek is one of Vienna's most prestigious dance schools and located directly in the city centre.

21:00 - 03:00

General dancing under the instruction of dance master Bernard Bach from the dance school Stanek

ARTISTS

Toastmaster

Stanislav Popov

Famous choreographer and MC in Russia. Organizer of numerous international ballroom dancing festivals and judge at the annual Russian TV-programme "Dancing with the Stars".

Choreography

Andrei Chitu

For many years he has been the choreographer of the famous Vienna Ball in Moscow. Manager of the dancing school Stanek in the centre of Vienna and multiple Austrian champion in Latin-American dances.

Dance Show

Oksana Vasileva & Arsen Agamalyan

World champions, three times European champions and multiple champions of Russia in latinamerican show dances.

Opera

Lyubov Petrova

Soprano of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Ballet Show

Natalia Somova and Georgi Smilevski

Honored Artist of Russia, soloist of the ballet at Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre together with people's artist of Russia, one of the premiers of the ballet troupe of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre will perform at the ball a sensitive ballet performance.


Symphonic orchestra

Divertimento Viennese

The repertoire of the symphonic orchestra "Divertimento Viennese" ranges from classical ballroom music to the hits of the Roaring 20's and Swinging 30's. Performances at the Vienna Ball in New York or the New Year's Ball in Hofburg Vienna.

Jazz Performance

Alena Dolbik-Vorobey

Lead singer of the popular band "Ki? Tua!" and soloist of the "Sergey Mazaev Dance Orchestra". Finalist of the TV-competition "New wave-2018" organized by the First Channel of Russia. Together with Alexander Pokidchenko (piano) she will perform her jazz programme at the Moscow Ball.

Piano

Alexander Pokidchenko

Pianist, composer, singer and winner of the Russian award "Honoured Artist of Russia" - one of the highest awards in the country. During the ball he will entertain our guests during the champagne reception and perform together with jazz singer Alena Dolbik-Vorobey

Jazz orchestra

Big Band of the military music

Guests of various events all over Austria have already enjoyed the broad repertoire of the big band of the military music of Lower Austria. In 2017 they took part in the reknown "Spasskaya Tower Festival" on the Red Square in Moscow as the official representatives of Austria.

Vocal Performance

Viennese Russian Choir

Founded by the Moscow choir master Ekaterina Maleina in cooperation with the Russian Institute of Culture in Vienna. Its repertoire includes modern and classical pieces by mainly Russian composers.

Singer

Andrey Ankudinov

Andrey is considered to be the best performer of French chanson in Russia, recognized by such masters as Michel Legrand and Charles Aznavour. He graduated from the acting department of GITIS in Moscow. This year he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his professional activity.