The Treasures of Russia Ball is a historical reconstruction, taking you back to the beginning of the last century, emerging you into the atmosphere of a real grand ball of the Imperial Russia. Hosted in the luxurious interiors of the best hotel in Lausanne – the legendary Beau-Rivage Palace. Under the guidance of dance masters, you can fully enjoy ballroom dancing, even if you have never danced before.
Treasures of Russia Ball
The ball unites people living in Europe, who are associated with a Russian culture.
March 14, 2020
The guests, including diplomats, businessmen, and artists, will spend an unforgettable evening, making wonderful acquaintances, and strengthening old ties.
Everything is possible at the Ball: luxurious evening dresses, elegant shoes and gloves, fans, champagne, served between quadrille and waltz, a gourmet dinner with fine wines and, of course, a concert of stars of the Russian art. And who knows, maybe even a marriage proposal?
The program of the Ball is a quintessence of dance and music masterpieces, immortal artistic images and works of theater, literature and music. It will bring together the works of great Russian and foreign composers – P. I. Tchaikovsky, M. I. Glinka, A. P. A. Khachaturian, S. S. Prokofiev, I. F. Stravinsky, I. Strauss, F. Zuppe, L. Delibe, D. Verdi, J. Bizet, D. Rossini, and Brahms and brilliant literary works of different epochs – A. S. Pushkin, L. N. Tolstoy, M. A. Bulgakov, A. A. Voznesensky, V. Hugo, P. Merimee, Homer, etc.
The guests are offered a bright dance program, musical accompaniment of the chamber symphony orchestra, ballroom games, performances of vocal and choreographic stars, ballroom dinner and afterparty.
An integral part of the ball – a charity program in favour of foundations will be presented by a charity auction.
People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, artist of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, a TV presenter of programs such as Rec-Time, Nightlife of World’s Cities, Saturday Night with a Star, Golden Chip, Good Morning. A guest jury member of the Major League of KVN. Along with his brother Vadim, Igor runs his own program on the TV channel “Culture” – “2Vernik2”, dedicated to the young stars of Russian show business. Igor is the “manager” of the entire Ball and the host of the charity auction.
Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, cellist, creator of the first in the history of Russia festival of cello music “Vivacello”. Boris Andrianov has an extensive concert repertoire. He performs together with the symphony and chamber orchestras, including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the O. Lundstrem State Chamber Orchestra of Jazz Music, and the French National Orchestra. Boris is an ideological inspirer and a leader of the ‘Generation of Stars’ project, as part of which numerous concerts of young and talented musicians are being held in different cities and regions of Russia.
Soprano, rising opera star, winner of the International Competition of Elena Obraztsova for Young Opera Singers, winner of the competition named after Chaliapin, a participant in the youth opera program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Alina is the winner of the independent Triumph Prize. She collaborates with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi and MusicaViva orchestras, RNO and with conductors V. Spivakov, Yu. Bashmet, F. Mostrangello, T. Curentzis, V. Sinaisky, V. Minin. She was awarded an invitation to the big government project “Days of Moscow in Monaco” and “Days of Moscow in Italy” with maestro Vladimir Spivakov.
Laureate of many international competitions. Bright representative of the Russian piano school. Graduate at the Tchaikovsky’s Moscow State Conservatory (student of Professor Eliso Virsaladze), post-graduate internship at the Brussels Conservatory (under the direction of Eugene Mogilevsky). Performing at the most prestigious concert halls, such as the Great Hall of the Conservatory and the Concert Hall. P.I. Tchaikovsky, The Royal Albert Hall (London), Beethoven Hall (Germany) and others. Among her partners are numerous outstanding musicians such as Yuri Bashmet and Vadim Repin, the Quartet named after Borodin, “Moscow Virtuosi”, Federico Mondelchi (saxophone). She has also collaborated with a two Grammy awards winner, jazz pianist Milcho Leviev, Joao Donato, Alexei Kozlov in the crossover genre.
Ekaterina Grafodatskaya and Dmitry Platov
Dancers of the Ball “Treasures of Russia” are the creators of the famous Big Officer Ball in Sevastopol. Organisers of the Opera Music Festival in Chersonesos and many other projects.
Their concept of accessibility to ballroom culture means that each guest, regardless of their dancing experience, can take an active part in it. Winners of the 2018 Presidential Grant Competition in Russia.
Chetmen Jazz Group
Created by famous Russian musicians: guitarist Dmitry Chetvergov and bassist Mikhail Men. The group includes professional musicians, participants of the best projects, playing in different styles. ChetMen mainly plays its own music. The style of the group can be described as a fusion of jazz, blues, funk, soul and pop rock elements, rock art and ethnic music.
A preparation for the event is one of the most important and unique components of the Russian Ball in Switzerland. Its main goal is to unite the participants, establish friendships and, as a result, create a wonderful society for the future ball.
It brings together representatives of various fields of activity, professions, ages, cities.
The mood is largely composed by the appearance of each of the participants of the event. That is why the ball has a certain dress code.
It creates a unique atmosphere of the past, the era of brilliant balls, fans, boutonnieres of fresh flowers, the secret language of ball gestures. Let’s get back there for one evening.
Gourmet ballroom dinner “à la russe” will be prepared by 2 chefs
Vladimir Mukhin and Didier Schneider
Charity has always been an integral part of the great balls of imperial Russia. The Treasures of Russia is also reconstructing this important detail of the classic social event. In 2020, the Ball will be held in partnership with two charitable foundations: 100 percent of the funds raised at the auction, all direct donations from guests, and 10 percent of ticket sales will be transferred in their favour.
One of the highlights of the Ball will be an open Charity Auction of unique lots. It will be hosted by the master of the ceremony and the auctioneer Igor Vernik, famous for his skill. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be sent to the Russian charitable foundations “Life Line” and “The Artist”.
Basinia Schulman’s Private Piano Concert
A banknote of 500 rubles of the tsarist era
Exclusive care from Biological Recherche
Lunch with a star
Jewelry from the jewelry house “Argentov”
Conductor's stick from Valery Gergiev
Flower Dress by Tatyana Tridvornaya
Dress by EDEN COUTURE
* every guest of the ball can enjoy the following privileges, included in the ticket price
We are pleased to invite you to attend preparatory dance classes that will allow you to learn up to 12 dances in a short period of time, guided by the leading choreographers of the project.
Guests of the ball are provided with special rates for hotel rooms at the Hôtel Angleterre & Résidence и Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace.
Lessons in Social and Dining Etiquette
Two master classes are included in the ticket price. Classes are taught by Marina Chaika, Ph.D. and member of the International Association of Etiquette and Protocol Specialists.
Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace has earned a reputation as one of the best hotels in Europe. It is located on a 4-hectare park on the shores of Lake Geneva, in an elegant Belle Époque building. From its windows you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Geneva.
The Hotel has always been and still remains to this day a top choice for the stars of cinema, art, sports, the aristocracy and true connoisseurs of excellent hotel service in Switzerland.
Ticket price includes:
5 dance classes in preparation for the ball (compulsory dance rehearsals for Debutants); two workshops on social and table etiquette; welcome cocktail; exclusive dinner;
(for VIP guests – 6 courses, for other guests – 4 courses, with the corresponding wine list category); dance and entertainment program with the participation of Russian art stars; after-party; gifts from partners and organisers (different for VIP and Premium categories); special prices for hotel accommodation