In October 2016, Arts Center Saint-Michel arranged the tour of the soloists from Russian ballet companies in Argentina, where Gala Performance Highlights of Russian Ballet was shown for the second time (first presentation took part in 2013).
This Latin American country, which is renowned for its abundant cultural traditions, loves and values Russian ballet. When the soloists of Bolshoi, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres, as well as of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre were performing on the stage of Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, the ballet company of Teatro Colon was rehearsing for the first night of La Bayadere. Natalia Makarova, one of the most acclaimed Russian ballerinas of the 20th century, was invited to take part in the staging of this world-renowned masterpiece of the classical ballet, that was staged for the first time at Mariinsky Theatre in 1877.
Apart from the capital of Argentina, Gala Performance Highlights of Russian Ballet was performed in Rosario, Santa Fe, Salta, Mar Del Plata. Elena Pankova, Alexander Volchkov, Natalia Ledovskaya, Mikhail Pukhov, Nikolay Korypaev, Elena Kotsubira and other outstanding dancers took part in the tour arranged by Arts Center Saint-Michel.