The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake
Sunday, January 13, 2 p.m.
Experience a classic story of the search for love, love unrequited, and redemption that only true love can bring when The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake. The Russian National Ballet Theatre upholds the grand, national tradition of exquisite storytelling through the time-honored art of dance. With a company boasting more than 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, The Russian National Ballet will deliver a performance demonstrating the best in ballet artistry.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre, Directed by Elena Radchenko, is a cut above many of its rivals. The “Swan Lake” danced at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night was the real thing.” —Lovely “Swan Lake”
- Alexandera Tomalonis, Washington Post
About The Russian National Ballet Theatre
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.