Russian ballerinas washes onshore at Maldives


When we think of Maldives, we think of the sea, the tropical trees, and pristine beaches. Russia and its snow-laden walkways with dancing ballerinas is the last thing on our minds. But that will change next month as dancers from Russia’s renowned Mariinsky Ballet Company drops anchor on the shores of this small Indian Ocean nation. This is part of the ‘avant-garde experiences’ tailored by PER AQUUM and will take place at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi and PER AQUUM Niyama.

Huvafen Fushi Maldives Photo by Sakis Papadopoulos
The ensemble of dancers, led by an English ballet dancer, and the first British artist to be employed by the acclaimed academy, Xander Parish, will perform of Swan Lake, Scheherazade, Giselle, Carmen, and Don Quixote on a stage that will be set up over the water.
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There will be two performances – one at PER AQUUM Niyama on august 21 and an encore at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi on August 23. And if ballet is your interest or forte, then you could also get a “once in a lifetime” chance to take center stage with masterclasses from Xander and his dancers at each resort during their visit.
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The hotel’s website is offering guests an attractive package where they will receive exclusive benefits including an upgrade to half board at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi and a 60-minute massage for two at PER AQUUM Niyama, as well as an invitation to the pre-event cocktail party and a host of surprises including a signed copy of Xander’s.

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