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Ballet honors the Greatest Lovers!

February 14, 2020  |  By Moscow Ballet

We can all agree that love makes the world go around and ballet brings the greatest love stories to life every day for many people around the world! The list of top ten best love stories varies according to who is telling it, but we can all agree on the ten ballets that are included in it and Moscow Ballet delivers them!

E. Bortiakova and M. Mikhailov in Swan Lake 2013Swan Lake is grand, passionate, and tragic. It was first performed in 1877 at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and has been engaging audiences world-wide ever since. Click to see Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake featuring super dancers Mikhail Mikhailov and Ekaterina Bortiakova in still images and videos.

 

 

The Sleeping Beauty's White CatThe Sleeping Beauty enchants all ages with its colorful characters Princess Aurora, Prince Desire, the Blue Bird Pas de Deux, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Evil Fairy Carabosse. The Russian-based story combined with lavish costumes, sets made in the grand theatrical style coupled with Tchaikovsky’s beloved score offer a performance experience to be cherished always!

 

 

Romeo and Juliet with A. Elagina and A. UstimovRomeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s classic love story, in the Moscow Ballet production drew from the choreography of legendary Yuri Grigorovich and modernist Radu Poklitaru. The production features opulent costumes designed by nationally renowned Arthur Oliver and hand-painted sets created in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic, The New York Times, remarks “[Alexandra Elagina] as Juliet ...expansive…the Russian style is elegantly generous.”

 

 

 

Moscow Ballet's Cinderella, photo courtesy Dwight McCannCinderella by Moscow Ballet includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes and great humor with men dancing as Step-mother and Ugly Step-sisters. Cinderella is a story for the youngest audience member to the most senior… “One of the best female dancers, gliding across the stage as if she was walking on air. The choreography, and the way she executed it, was key in making you… embrace the illusion that she really was a mystical fairy godmother,” says The Orion, CA.