Moscow Festival Ballet in

Moscow Festival Ballet in "Giselle"

M&T Bank Dance Series
Wed Apr 13th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

At Mainstage Theatre

$34.50,$24.50, Students (any school) $13.50

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The Moscow Festival Ballet (MFB) was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under Radchenko's direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics. The MFB has completed multiple tours of Europe and the U.S. and recently completed a tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Giselle is a full-length ballet in two acts with music by Adolphe Adam, Libretto by Jules-Henri Vemoy de Saint-Georges and Theophile Gautier and choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Joseph Perrot. Giselle was first seen in Moscow in 1843, just two years after its creation in Paris, and a year after it was staged in St. Petersburg. A consistent favorite of Russian ballet audiences, Jules Perrot's choreography has been illuminated by the care and genius of generations of ballerinas and producers. The MFB's production maintains the Russian tradition of scrupulous production and loving concern for this gem of the Romantic ballet.

 

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