Moscow Festival Ballet Performs Romeo and Juliet
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The last date listed for Moscow Festival Ballet Performs Romeo and Juliet was Saturday February 18, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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“They were exquisite, jewels of Russian classicism as filtered through a century of Soviet bravura … These Russians should come back soon.” —Miami Herald
The Moscow Festival Ballet “deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal
“An impressive performance of a classical ballet, energized with dramatic expression and sensational steps.” —The Chronicle (Durham, North Carolina)
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 that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company.
Leading dancers from across the country have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as “Giselle,” “Don Quixote,” “Paquita” and “Carmen.”
Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. Two tours of the United Kingdom, including capacity audiences at London’s famed Coliseum, have resulted in re-engagements during the 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.
The company has also performed with great success in Turkey at the Istanbul Festival and in Greece at the Athens Festival, and recently completed a two-month tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Under the direction of Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. In addition to commissioning new works from within Russia and abroad, the company specializes in 20th century full-length ballets such as “Cinderella,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Legend of Love,” “Stone Flower” and “The Golden Age. “
The Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively throughout the United States, beginning with a coast-to-coast tour in the winter/spring 1997 and returning in 2001, 2004 and 2006. The company returns to the United States in the 2011-2012 season for a four-month tour.