The ballet "Giselle" - unsurpassed achievement of choreographic art, spirit of romanticism impersonated on the stage of Russian Ballet Theatre.
The ballet is about a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle's great love frees him from their grasp.
Established more than a century ago, the ballet, where the great sense of peasant girl and a young nobleman achieves a victory, is delighting an audience until now.
“Don Quixote” is one of the most popular classical ballets – vigorous, bright and ardent. A whirlwind of a passionate dance, rhythmical rattle of Spanish castanets, captivating jumps and virtuoso fouettes – these are the characteristic features of the unforgettable masterpiece. The plot is taken from the immortal novel by M. Cervantes “Don Quixote”.
The storyline is woven with the necessary love line. Don Quixote, having read too many tales of chivalry, starts for the journey for heroical deeds. He sees the innkeeper’s daughter Kitry a beautiful Dulcinea. But Kitry loves barber Basil. A range of funny adventures ends with marriage of Kitry and Basil and with full crash of Don Quixote’s absurd dreams.
The “Swan Lake” ballet with brilliant music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet.
The base of the story is an old German legend telling about a beautiful princess Odette turned into a swan by the curse of an evil wizard Rothbart.
The “Swan Lake” performed by the Russian Ballet Theatre is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography.
The “Nutcracker” continues the line of the Russian Ballet Theatre in preserving and carefully creatively reframing the classical ballet heritage. In this case we come close to the literary primary source and recreate a fantastic world and philosophy of the great German storyteller Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.
“Nutcracker” is not a child’s fairy tale interesting for kids only, but a story of the first love rise and the opening of a huge world of non-childish emotions and feelings. The ballet’s choreography delivers the whole range of new senses of a just grown-up girl who, together with her beloved young Drosselmeyer, confronted the evil and conquered it having defended her love.
It is a pearl of classic repertory born on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg in 1890. And a tribute to Russian ballet tradition, a masterpiece which second century running impresses the audience throughout the world being a decoration for the repertory of the best ballet companies.
Carefree princesses and their gallant manful cavaliers, magic fairies: Falling Breadcrumbs, Candor, Force, Silver, Gold and Sapphire… wickedness of the witch Carabosse and all-conquering kindness of The Lilac Fairy… Charles Perrault’s fairy tales – the French charm of flowering spring and powdered wigs.
"Coppelia" by L. Delibes is one of the most famous classical ballets, its stage history began on the Paris Opera stage in 1870 till now. Beautiful music, entertainment performances, comic story about two lovers and eccentric puppeteer master, very vaguely reminiscent of Hoffmann’s short story "The Sandman" immediately gained popularity among the audience.
Since then, “Coppelia” ballet appeared in a variety of versions on the stages of many countries. Instrumental variety, lots of pantomime scenes and the alternation of classical and character dances make this ballet ideal test for novice dancers.
Shakespeare's works have repeatedly attracted the attention of leaders of the ballet scene, and first place among them belongs to the "Romeo and Juliet". This recognition of "Romeo and Juliet" ballet received thanks to the brilliant music of Sergei Prokofiev.
The atmosphere of seething passions on the stage full of lyricism changing to sublime love duet. In the performance of classical dance means saturated relief expressive plasticity and pantomime, it is argued – love is invincible, it is stronger than death.
Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Cinderella", based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault, is considered one of the most outstanding dance masterpieces of XX century. It was first introduced to the audience in 1964, and since then has become one of the most exquisite jewelry repertoire of the world’s leading theaters.
In this perfomance is everything that we love and expect from fairytales - an interesting story, adventure, love and a happy ending. Also there is a fairy-godmother and a royal ball, the evil stepmother with her lazy daughters, and, of course, Cinderella and the Prince.
Combining great music, excellent choreography and scenography successful, the ballet "Cinderella" becomes a source of joy and a pledge of good mood.
The International Star Gala will present excerpts from famous ballets such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Spartak, Carmen and Romeo and Juliet along side new contemporary choreography.The Gala will be invited to take part in various theaters with various soloists such as: Oxana Bondareva, Olexandr Stoianov, Katerina Kukhar , Victoria Dimovska, Adel Kinzikeev, Sergey Chumakov, Elena Petrichenko and Ernest Latypov.