DVARYETS TRUDA (nikolayevski palace) was difficult to find. I think it is annoying to have to go there twice, once for the exchange of the online ticket to a "normal" one. BUT!!! The palace itself, the welcoming music and shampagne gave everyone a sweet feeling. There are no words... at least in my english vocabulary to describe what we saw. Excellent singers, professional orchestra AND what the dancers did was very near perfection. Reminded me of good old times, when music and especially ballet dancers in the USSR were on the top of the world...perfect in rythm, in coordination, in acrobatic or classic choreography, in just everything. I am afraid I will not say the same for the bolshoi ballet I saw in Moscow... incredibly disappointing, no rythm and coordination of dancers (even in groups of 3). Anyway, the folklore SHOW was very near perfection, not only as a music shaw, but also as an acting art. Some of the old songs brought me tears, reminding me times I was a student in Prague. All the best to all of them.
We had looked for this show on the company link and many other places . The price was quite high . We were also not clear on content to expect. The focus was on hotel pickup and drop and fdiscount on a high priced dinner. We didn't want any of that clubbed . We preferred a clean offer for show. Some site offered discount but catch was only physical tickets delivered to hotel . No option of e voucher or exchange at counter
However this viator deal was very tempting. Offer seemed a big discount . Facility of e voucher to exchange at counter . The process was clean, safe and convenient. No hassles at all.
Coming to the theatre it is a grab your seat . No numbers . So go as early to getest seats . It is a small venue inside so you are not very far from screen . We were first in queue and got first row centre seats.
The show itself was fabulous. Music and dance and costumes wow . Involved crowd in dance and fun . Total entertainment. Would highly recommend not to skip it .
And book through viator for good safe deal
We thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was a very pleasant way to spend an evening. There was a drink on arrival and nibbles in the interval. The show itself was of a very high standard- a group of four male singers who sang together very well, groups of dancers and singers who gave an excellent performance. We would thoroughly recommend it.
Excellent show! We arrived slightly late however, they very pleasant and showed us to our seats. The same woman that showed us to our seats was so accommodating that when we asked, she set up a quick photo opportunity with one of the performers. The show itself was very entertaining, funny, and interesting. The performers are highly talented and engage the audience. Great place, great show, great experience overall. Highly recommend!
The champagne was a nice start along with being able to see some locally crafted items. Great mood setting. Dancers were absolutely amazing plus the costumes really made you feel like you were experiencing different parts of Russian. The Canapés we were able to enjoy were tasty but some people acted like they hadn't eaten so swarmed the tables at intermission. Again the singers and dancers were so very talented and performed their hearts out. We took the tour including transportation to and from the hotel which was reassuring and safe but I think we could have found a taxi. Our driver post performance got confused and we were waiting inside while he was outside the performance hall. The concern for our well being and getting back to our hotel by the manager and about six other people was so touching. I certainly wouldn't have expected that nor seen it in Chicago where I live. Wonderful experience!!!
We had a good time at the Russian Folk-show! The performance was very lively and entertaining! We dressed up which was not really necessary. The snacks and champagne were nice. The palace is beautiful, but there are a lot of stairs to climb with no lift if you have knee problems. There were also wonderful things to buy so take your credit card!