Since 1984, Rotterdam and St. Petersburg are sister cities. To strengthen the cultural bond, the programme ‘Make School Together’ was initiated in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General of St. Petersburg. In this program, the dancers and actors of tomorrow discover the best of two worlds, that usually are separated but that actually have a lot in common.
In autumn 2019, Theater Babel Rotterdam, Conny Janssen Danst and Codarts travelled from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg to work together with cultural institutions as Kannon Dance, the Boris Eifman Academy and the Alexandrinsky New Stage Theatre. A bit later, a delegation from St. Petersburg visited Rotterdam and gave a masterclass to the actors of Theater Babel.