Russian National Ballet Theatre
Available in the 2012-2013 Season
Manager: Andrew S. Grossman
Management Territory: North America
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" by Alexandera Tomalonis- Washington Post
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE
Artistic Director: Elena Radchenko
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.
In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works of Petipa: Don Quixote, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Paquita, Coppelia and La Sylphide, as well as productions of, among others, The Nutcracker, Sylvia, and La Fille Mal Gardee.
To receive the lighting plot for any of the ballet productions, please email Elizabeth McLendon, technical director, at email@example.com.
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