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Feel yourself Russian

The Nikolaevsky Palace | Truda Square, 4, St. Petersburg 190098, Russia
+7 812 312-55-00
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The folk show "FEEL YOURSELF RUSSIAN!" at the Nikolaevsky Palace Enjoy this unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia! Classical quartet is playing lovely melodies of the XVIII th century, two stunning ladies in crinolines and a handsome gentleman in a wig (ballet trio “Reverence”) are welcoming guests at the Gala stairs of the Palace. How nice to be a guest of the Grand Duke! The folk show itself is represented with 3 professional folk groups: “Peters Quartet” vocal quartet. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns. "Maidan" is a Cossack song-and-dance group formed in 1992 by the honored artist V. Drachev. The name of the group gets its origin from the place, where all Cossacks used to assemble in older times and where decisions were made "by the whole world". The group skillfully reproduces on stage Cossack songs and dances in their original form. The «Stars of St.Petersburg» is a dance group. The dancers are graduated from leading schools of choreography in Russia. Its repertoire covers lyrical dances of the Russian North, fiering dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh, dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia with their subtle humor. Spectators of all ages and tastes will be able to appreciate not only the ability of the performers to bring Russian national color to the stage, but also their highest skills, complexity of acrobatic feats and breath-taking leaps. The show consists of two parts (45 minutes each) and lasts for 1 hour 50 minutes including the break, when guests are offered some fruit, canapes with red caviar, ham, Russian style Salami, cheese, vodka, champagne, red wine, mineral water, juice, beverages. Classical quartet is playing and beauties in crinolines are dancing for dear guests. There is also a good opportunity to buy local souvenirs as well as folk show version on video, CD, DVD.
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Hours Today: 19:00 - 20:45, 21:00 - 22:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The Nikolaevsky Palace | Truda Square, 4, St. Petersburg 190098, Russia
+7 812 312-55-00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group and we actually enjoyed it. Sure it is touristy, but we felt it was definitely not 'cheap touristy'. Two performances every night from March to October, one at 19:00 and the second at 21:00. No assigned seats so when you get...More

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best russian folk son and dance, great experience.. wonderful music and incredible dancing... it takes place in a dramatic palace and best p lace to buy shawls,,, buffet very limited eat before.

Thank chrisbon2015
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was a real disappointment. I realize that these shows are targeting tourists, however there seems to be different ways of tackling it - we saw similar events in other countries and enjoyed them a lot, but this one didn't live up to our expectations....More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful night at this event. I think it is great value for money as: - it is performed in a palace - there were often over 15 performers on stage (10 dancers/singers AND 5 live musicians ) - quality of singing was...More

1  Thank aussie1000Adel
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The feel yourself Russian at the nikolovsky palace was very well put together. The entertainers were very professional. And really put a lot of effort in their performance. However From an Emergency Management standpoint safety is my concern. there's only one way in and out...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

The show is rather expensive, but the dancers and singers were very professional and enthusiastic. In one segment they involved members of the audience, which I thought was unnecessary. During the 20-minute interval you get offered drinks and snacks, which were no big deal. Overall,...More

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, this is only for tourists. Yes, the folksiness feels a little out of place in SPb. Get past that and you have an energetic and beautifully choreographed show with colorful costumes, athletic dancers, and a bit of humor. I love hearing guys sing a...More

2  Thank julijoyeux
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was a lovely evening. Yes, they were playing to the tourist audience. But they were having so much fun dancing and singing - and doing it so well - that we all had a wonderful time. And the audience participation part made us feel...More

1  Thank Regina R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening and laughed or smiled from start to finish. Worth going to even if it is a bit expensive.

Thank Judith O
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Small room, repetitive themes, large numbers of performers, free sitting, little food and drinks, good finish.

Thank Ovidiu R
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Merel S
20 July 2016|
Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
we went to the early evening show. There was a huge queue outside when we left which I imagine was for a 8pm or later show. Check their website or your accommodation will be helpful too.
28 May 2016|
Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
No. People were asked to stop taking photos which was good. Cameras and cell phones are very distracting for performers and audience!