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.
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 upcoming tour, beginning in January 2011 the company will
embark upon a 4-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States.
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 Theatre, and she has focused the Company 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 of Petipa: Don
Quixote, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Paquita,
Coppelia and La Sylphide, as well as productions of, among others, The
Nutcracker, Sylvia, and La Fille Mal Gardee.
How to Purchase Tickets
| Tickets - General Admission
| Youth (18 & under)
| Artist Series Subscribers
|Pick 4+ Package
| BSU Students
Purchase Tickets - on sale Monday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
For More Information
For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
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