Cultural Programme of the SPBILF 2020

* The Programme may be subject to change

SPBILF Welcome Evening.
Ballet performance by Sergei Polunin and soloists of the world leading ballet theaters

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate, Accompanying person and Media)

Sergei Polunin, the world-famous dance performer – and enfant terrible of the modern ballet will present a show-to-remember. Polunin himself will treat the Forum guests with his masterpieces which has already become legendary, as well as a world premiere on stage.

A team of soloists from The Bolshoi, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theaters, together with dancers from Eifman Ballet, Bayern National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform classical and contemporary dance routines – some of which will be prepared especially for the Forum.

It is a lifetime opportunity that shall not be missed.

It is impossible to overstate what a wonderful dancer he is – in terms of raw talent, one of the all-time greats // The Telegraph

Polunin is an outstanding classical dancer—probably the purest virtuoso since Mikhail Baryshnikov—and brings a cinematic subtlety to his dramatic roles. // Julie Kavanagh, The New Yorker

Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

20:00 – 23:30

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate and Accompanying person)

Night of Intellectual Games. Legal Chess and Erudite Team Competition

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

19:00 – 21:30

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate, Accompanying person)

The new format of the Forum's cultural programme is a treat for those who prefer intellectual pastimes to other fashionable amusements. The registration will open in the near future, so stay tuned!

Apart from an engaging, fast-paced friendly blitz tournament, the guests of the Forum will get an opportunity to participate in a simultaneous exhibition with a renowned grandmaster. Meanwhile, any participant of the Legal Forum will be able to try their strength against a chess robot. Besides, one of the robots has already played with Dmitry Medvedev, so the Forum might be marked by their rematch!

Those indifferent to chess can put their intellect and erudition to good use in a brainstorming quiz. Fans of What? Where? When?, an iconic Soviet and Russian intellectual game show, will undoubtedly recognise the Host, whereas a celebrated player who is no stranger to the domain of law will prepare the questions. Applications are accepted from teams of six or individual players, who will form teams immediately before the quiz.

Legal Island Night

Thursday, May 21, 2020

20:00 - 00:00

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate, Accompanying person and Media)

A level-up for Legal Street! As the Rubinstein street has turned out to be too small for the 5000-something SPBILF crowd, we are ready to extend the party limits both in terms of geography and joy.

You will be welcomed at law firms’ parties under roofs of their event spots – and will get some exciting entertainment outside as well. We will do our best to transfer Coney Island from New York to Saint Petersburg for this very night only!

The Legal Island location is undoubtedly a delight itself. The atmosphere of the Peter-and-Paul Fortress historical site, where the city of Saint Petersburg was founded, combined with breathtaking views of the Burse, Winter Palace and Birzhevoy bridge over the Neva river will make this evening unforgettable.

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