The Moscow Festival Ballet
Sergei Radchenko, Artistic Director
TICKETS: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat
Audiences are transported to a storybook kingdom of fairytale princesses, malevolent witches, and true love’s kiss in this most cherished ballet. Considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. It is a grandiose and refined blend of the traditional mime, expressive pas d’action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting. Opulent costumes and sets, Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, and the elegant movements of these extraordinary dancers result in an evening of breathtaking artistry.
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. Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.
*Program Subject to Change