Generations of ballet lovers have long been captivated by the timeless fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, Charles Perrault’s well-known story about a beautiful baby princess condemned by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. But to save her from this wicked plan, a good fairy declares the princess only sleep until awakened by the kiss of her one true love. This magical tale, scored with the majestic music of Tchaikovsky, is considered a masterpiece of classical ballet and lends itself perfectly to Moscow Festival Ballet’s interpretation of the ageless story.
Bringing the enduring narrative to life, the Moscow Festival Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty mesmerizes audiences from around the world through expressive and powerful dance, spectacular technical skill and lavish theatrical staging. The company will perform the classic at West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko pursued his vision to bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies to create an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
Under Radchenko’s direction, leading dancers from across Russia have built an exciting new company staging new productions of classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.
The Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively throughout the world and continues to expand its repertoire, specializing in Twentieth Century full-length ballets such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower and The Golden Age.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see the stunning performance of Moscow Festival Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty at WKCTC. Get your tickets now at artsinfocus.org or by calling the box office at 270-534-3212 to reserve your seats for this closing performance of the 2017-18 Arts in Focus Season.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized three consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College and twice as a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.