The renowned Moscow Festival Ballet company brings two of the most romantic Russian ballets to the stage. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s classic tale of young star-crossed lovers, featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa (11 March 1818 – 14 July 1910), the French ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, who is considered to be the most influential ballet master and choreographer in ballet history.
The evening also includes selections from another timeless classic, the fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty, also set to music by Tchaikovsky. Both performances feature exquisite costumes and lush scenery in the grand ballet style.
Founded by legendary dancer Sergei Radchenko, this acclaimed company features leading dancers from across Russia.
See it Friday, January 8, 8-10 pm at the Catherine Herrick Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E. Shaw Ln., East Lansing, MI 48824. Email email@example.com for more information or call 517.353.1982. Visit the website here.