Begin Spring with an Elegant Ball

  • Begin Spring with an Elegant Ball
Issue 11, March 2009.

Begin Spring with an Elegant Ball
Spring Ball, April 25, House of Scientists, Lviv
As Lviv celebrates the start of the spring season, the high society set will gather in late April for the fifth annual Spring Ball at the city’s elegant House of Scientists. The ball will be hosted by King Lev and Queen Constance in line with ancient Lviv traditions based on archival evidence which outlined the protocol of a 1482 ball held to mark the arrival in medieval Lviv (then known as Leopolis) of a royal French delegation. Bohdan Revkevich, the stage director of the Lviv Maria Zankovetska National Drama Theatre, has been selected to choreograph the entire spectacular event, and he has booked the acclaimed Leopolis Chamber Orchestra to perform the musical accompaniment to the traditional waltz section. The entire event is designed to raise money to help finance the construction of a monument to King Lev, the man after who Lviv is said to have been named. Interested parties can visit the ball’s official site at www.ball.lviv.ua in order to vote for the location of the future monument. Anyone interested in attending this gala event but unsure of their classical dancing skills will be relieved to know that they can brush up on their skills at dance classes which are being held every week at Lviv’s school No. 62 from 20.00 to 21.00 (15, Teatralna Street). Tickets cost 200 UAH per person, or 300 UAH with table reservation. Visit the event website for more details.