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Russian Ballet to perform ‘Cinderella’ at Tech

June 29, 2017

 

The National Russian Ballet will make another appearance at Tech April 26. The evening will be hosted by the Louisiana Tech Concert Association.

News Service

 

The Russian National Ballet will bring the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet to Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts stage with its performance of “Cinderella.”

 

As the classic tale goes, all Cinderella wants is to be freed from her life of torment at the hands of her stepmother, but she is granted more than she ever dreamed by a Fairy Godmother with some magical glass slippers. With choreography by Rostislav Zakharov and a timeless score by Sergei Prokofiev, the ballet captures the delight, the fantasy and the drama of the classic fairy tale.

 

This last Louisiana Tech Concert Association performance of the academic year will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Tickets are $25 for an adult, $20 for individuals under the age of 14 and senior citizens, and $10 for students with a valid ID.

 

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 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 more than  50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.

 

To purchase tickets or for more information contact the Box Office at 318-257-3942. Box Office hours are 1:30-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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