Russian National Ballet Theatre
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
Adults $35, plus $5.45 fees; Students $17.50, plus $2.83 fees
Direct from Moscow, Russia, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will present
Cinderella, a full-length ballet in two acts. The Russian National Ballet Theatre
was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s,
when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet
institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant
companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but
to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the
dance from around the world.
The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated
graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Perm.
The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet
companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev, and even Warsaw.
Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of
singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its
inception. In addition to their extensive tour history, beginning in January 2017 the company
will embark upon a 4-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States, including a stop at ASUMH.