The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) will be organizing the world-renowned Imperial Russian Ballet (IRB) from March 2 to 4 at the Grand Hall in Exhibition World Bahrain, Sakhir.

The show, to be held for the first time ever in the Gulf region, is being organized in collaboration with Common Ground International, reported BNA. The company, Common Ground International, in partnership with the American non-profit ‘The Arts &Science Achievement Foundation,’ and support of the Office of the BTEA, has started the implementation of a large-scale International Cultural Project- Common Ground in Bahrain.

The project, which kicks off with the Imperial Russian Ballet, will be the first out of many planned for the kingdom and GCC region this year.

The troupe of the IRB comprises nearly 300 performers, including 120 members of the State Symphonic Orchestra and a full production team. The repertoire will consist of world classical orchestral masterpieces, including Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, stated the report.

BTEA CEO Dr. Nasser Qaedi said: “We are proud to host the Imperial Russian Ballet for the first time ever in the GCC. The presence of such a prominent artistic troupe of creative performers in the kingdom proves that Bahrain has become a beacon for global art bands and performers, hosting the finest musicians and fine art innovators.”

This demonstrates Bahrain’s readiness to attract more large-scale international events stressing BTEA’s commitment to continue to attract the best entertainment and artistic shows from around the world, to work towards achieving the kingdom’s tourism strategic objectives, reported BNA.

Common Ground Co-Founder and Project Coordinator Dr Anna Artsibasheva lauded BTEA’s efforts and logistical support in facilitating IRB members’ travel to Bahrain and the advanced facilities and high-tech amenities at the Exhibition World Bahrain for the shows, it added.