Russian National Ballet China Tour: Swan Lake & Ballet Gala
Time and Date: 7:30 pm, daily, Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 2011
Place: Tianqiao Theater, Beijing (Location)
Tel: 6417-7845, 400-610-3721
Booking at: http://en.piao.com.cn/beijing/ticket_4138.html
Stage photos of the ballet "Swan Lake." [File Photo]
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 upcoming tour, beginning in January 2011 the company will embark upon a 4-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States.
A stage photo of the ballet "Swan Lake." [File Photo]