THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Moscow Festival Ballet
WHEN: Sat, April 12, 2014, 8 PM
WHERE: STATE THEATRE, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: $57, $52, $42, $37, $27
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Considered the crowning jewel of choreographer Marius Petipa’s career, The Sleeping Beauty, performed by a 50-member Moscow Festival Ballet company, is the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. Audiences are transported to a world of fairy tale princesses, malevolent witches, storybook kingdoms, and true loves kiss in this most cherished ballet. Opulent costumes and sets, Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, and the elegant movements of these extraordinary dancers result in an evening of breathtaking artistry.
Moscow Festival Ballet
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
Since the beginning, the company has completed two tours of Europe. Two tours of the United Kingdom sold out at London's highly recognized Coliseum. This resulted in tours during the 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000 seasons.
The company has also performed in Turkey at the Istanbul Festival, the Athens Festival in Greece, as well as a two-month tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong. They also tour continuously throughout the United States, first starting with a national tour in during 1997, and returning in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and this year.
Today, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. The company specializes in Twentieth Century full-length ballets such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower, and The Golden Age. Radchenko studies the original choreography and stage productions of many Marius Petipa's classic ballets including productions of Don Quixote and Paquita, and a recreation of Jules Perrot's and Jean Coralli's Giselle.
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