Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
A company of more than 50 dancers bring Sleeping Beauty to life. It’s a classic fairy tale, staged with precision and artistry, all set to the timeless score by Tchaikovsky. First performed in 1890, this work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets.
The Russian National Ballet has been bringing ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company used their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet, focusing on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works which continue to enlighten, inspire, and entertain audience across the continent.
“The Russian National Ballet, Directed by Elena Radchenko, is a cut above many of its rivals.”
– Washington Post
Orchestra $40 | Balcony $30 | K-12 $15 | All fees included
Group discount of 15% on parties of 8 or more!
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