Events downtown

Mar 18

Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty” – Raising the Barre Series Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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One of the most famous works of the classical ballet repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty is a sumptuous delight for all ages. Artistic Director Elena Radchenko – a legendary dancer of the Bolshoi – and her Russian National Ballet bring the timeless fairy tale to life with a company of 50 set against ornate sets, gorgeous costumes and of course, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The Sleeping Beauty is a supreme demonstration of what classical Russian ballet is known for: steely pointe work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, high extensions and daring lifts.

“The Russian National Ballet… is a cut above.” – Washington Post