The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is coming back to Savannah with one of the most beloved of all classical ballets. Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” is scheduled for January 6th, 2018 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.
It’s always exciting when the State Ballet Theatre of Russia returns to Savannah with one of its lush and entrancing productions. Legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya founded the State Ballet Theatre of Russia. The company is based in Ufa, the hometown of ballet legend, Rudolf Nureyev.
“Sleeping Beauty” is one of only three ballets that Tchaikovsky composed during his lifetime. “Swan Lake” was his first, followed by “Sleeping Beauty” in 1889, and then “The Nutcracker.” All three are enduring classics.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” features a company of 60 dancers and authentic Russian choreography by Yury Grigorovich. Detailed sets and costumes round out the production of this classic, passionate love story ballet.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to see a performance by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, you may not be aware of what you’re missing. Any professional ballet performance is worth experiencing at least once but this is not your average performance. This is a classic Russian ballet, written by one of Russia’s most important composers, and presented by a legendary Russian ballet troupe. That’s an experience, not just a night’s simple entertainment!
Further, “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented at Savannah’s beautiful Johnny Mercer Theatre. Johnny Mercer Theatre, named after one of the city’s most famous musical icons, seats 2,566 and boasts one of the area’s largest prosceniums. Seeing a full-scale production here is a treat no matter who is on stage!
State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents “Sleeping Beauty”
January 6, 2018 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Johnny Mercer Theater – 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
Don’t miss the immortal story and music of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting ballet. Get your tickets for Sleeping Beauty online at savannahcivic.com today!
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