The Fox Theatre proudly presents the return of The State Ballet Theatre of Russia with a timeless production of Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. Composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marius Petipa, Tchaikovsky based his ballet on the Brothers Grimm’s version of Charles Perrault’s “La Belle au bois dormant.” “Sleeping Beauty” received its premiere on Jan. 15, 1890, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and today, it stands as one of the world’s most beloved and oft-performed ballets.
Tickets are available at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, and are priced $45-$75, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (404) 881-2000.
The world-renowned troupe has toured with productions of traditional Russian classics throughout France, (performing “Sleeping Beauty” in 38 cities), Germany, Holland and the Czech Republic, as well as in India and throughout Africa with engagements in Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has a distinguished history that dates back to 1870. Their precise, traditional approach to the classic ballets-particularly those by Tchaikovsky-upholds the elegant, expressive ideas of Russian classical dance. Among the company of 50, including a full corps de ballet, are many acclaimed Russian artists and winners of many international ballet competitions. Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our Fox Theatre stage and into our hearts.