Brilliant Classical Stanislavsky Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1887, founded by Stanislavsky)
"A soulful flight", said Alexander Pushkin about Russian ballet. It
has made a name for itself over the world, and its success is usually,
and not surprisingly associated with the Bolshoi. But no single, even
the most famous theatre could keep up world fame.
Alongside with the Bolshoi, the country has several other brilliant
ballet companies, among which one of the most prominent places justly
belongs to the ballet group of the Moscow Musical Theatre named after
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko. This theatre happily blends the
traditions of the Russian classical ballet school with a search for
the advancement of novel forms. The theatre itself stands in the very
heart of Moscow, in Bolshaya Dmitrovka street. Its attractive
old-fashioned auditorium seats 1,500, and is packed every night. The stage sets are truly magnificent.
The history of the theater’s ballet group (there is also an opera
group) goes back to the late 1920’s, when Moscow acquired a dance
company that called itself Art Ballet. Its production caught the
ballet lovers’ attention right away. The audiences were captivated by
the performers’ excellence as ballet dancers and drama actors. Credit
for this goes to the founder of the new company, former Bolshoi ballet
star Victorina Krieger, who used Stanislavsky’s and
Nemirovich-Danchenko’s system in her ballet productions.
The ballet group of the Musical Theatre consists of high-class
professionals, winners of national and international contests. The
Musical Theatre has long made an international name for itself. It was
enthusiastically applauded in Japan, France, Hungary, Portugal,
Yugoslavia, Latin America, Greece, Italy, Finland and other countries worldwide.
Please see the schedule and more details for the Brilliant Classical Stanislavsky Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1887, founded by Stanislavsky).
The Stars of the Classical Russian Ballet in the Classical Ballet
"The Stars of the Classical Ballet Festival" is the main Ballet
event in Moscow during the summer time.
The Ballets are performed by world
known Russian Ballet companies, with participation of Russian and International
Most of the dancers are graduators of the famous Moscow State
Ballet Academy - most of the Bolshoi Ballet dancers are graduators of the same
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Moscow Kremlin Theatre of Classical Russian Ballet
Theatre «The Kremlin Ballet» was founded by famous Russian choreographer, National Artist of Russia Andrey Petrov in 1990. The theatre is situated at the territory of Moscow Kremlin in the building of State Kremlin Palace. Artistic director of the theatre A.Petrov boldly stakes on creative quest and courageous experiment while preserving classical traditions.
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Unique Folk Programme, Brilliant example of Russian Ballet Dancing, Music, and Singing
National Ballet of Russia “Kostroma” presents folk programme that doesn’t have any analogues in Russia as far as artistic production and staging mastery are concerned – “National Russian Show” which takes place in the concert hall of the hotel “Cosmos”. The Show is called up to brightly introduce traditional Russian culture avoiding backward and trite popular patterns. During almost 2 hours you will become the witness of the grandiose combination of music, drama and dance, luxurious sets and costumes, video-projection and laser animation. It took a few years to stage the programme: more than 200 unique costumes decorated with pearls, silver and beads have been designed specifically for the 17 costume changes in the show, 300 pairs of shoes have been made, 50-odd professional dancers have been employed. “National Russian Show” is a show every item of which is distinguished with unique choreographic language, the show that unites the Russian folk dance with its modern stylizations.
See also Feel Yourself Russian Folk Songs and Dance Programme in St. Petersburg, Rissia
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All the ballet and opera performances are accompanied by live orchestras