Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7:30 PM • Rudder Auditorium
Founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE is dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet. With over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, the Company is steeped in the rich history of this beautiful technique. Lead by the artistic directorship of legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the ensemble has focused on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works of Marius Petipa, the “father of classical ballet.” For their visit to Rudder, the superlative dancers will perform the quintessential Spanish tale of chivalry and romance, Don Quixote, or as you may know him, The Man of La Mancha.