Moscow Festival Ballet: Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana
- April 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm
This renowned company from Moscow brings two of the most romantic classical works to our stage in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's classic tale of young star-crossed lovers falling victim to family hatred. This tragic love story is illuminated by Petipa's brilliant choreography and Tchaikovsky's majestic score, and complemented by resplendent costumes and stunning sets. Then the dancers perform Chopiniana, which portrays a Romantic dream-world with ballerinas bathed in moonlight dancing around a young poet, and is often described as a "romantic reverie." With enchanting music by Chopin and ethereal choreography by Mikhail Fokine, this beautiful morsel is the pure classical form of ballet from the 19th century.
$56, $48, $28