The performance will be held on the stage of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York with the personal support of Mikhail Baryshnikov and in participation with such world stars as opera diva Anna Netrebko and stars from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Moreover the students of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre and the ABT Studio Company will participate in the performance.
This event is a continuation of an international project organized by Open World Dance Foundation together with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theater. Through the project, in November 2011, 64 teachers of additional education from orphanages and dance studios in St. Petersburg and surrounding area took part in the pedagogical seminar where they had the opportunity to gain new knowledge about peculiarities of working with preschool children, and their students had the opportunity to discover their talents and gain support in their early professional orientation.
On their visit to New York the children will be given the opportunity to participate in JKO school classes together with American classmates as well as to attend American Ballet Theatre rehearsals. It is also planned to visit some museums, Broadway musicals, and other events.