Russian National Ballet Theatre Performance
Venue: Bondurant Auditorium (Preston Hall), Radford
Organizations: Radford University College of Visual & Performing Arts
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
General Public: $15.00
Children: $7.50
Radford University Students: Free

The Radford University College of Visual Performing Arts presents a performance from the Russian National Ballet Theatre as part of their University Performance Series on Monday, March 20, 2017 in Bondurant Auditorium located within Preston Hall.

From out of the depths of the Cold War’s end, the Russian National Ballet Theatre emerged as part of a newfound creative freedom. It began as the Soviet National Ballet during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s. Graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm came together to form a new and vibrant dance company. With principal dancers from the upper ranks of prestigious ballet companies and academies of Russia, Riga, Kiev and Warsaw, they dedicated themselves to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet.

They enhanced this through the incorporation of new developments in dance from around the world. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, by presidential decree, assumed the first permanent artistic directorship of the company and began the Russian National Ballet Theatre. They focus on upholding the national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all the full works of Petipa: “Don Quixote,” “La Bayadere,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake,” “Raymonda,” “Paquita,” “Coppelia” and “La Sylphide.”

Tickets will go on sale three weeks prior to the event and are available at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk, by phone at 540-831-5420 or online at

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