February 19, 2019
About this event
As part of Mississippi State's 2018-19 Lyceum Series, Russian National Ballet is presenting a production of the classic tale, “Cinderella.” Doors open approximately 30 minutes before the curtain rises. Featuring Prokofiev’s symphonic score, the ballet features familiar characters—the wicked step-sisters and fairy godmother—along with the bells chiming at midnight and the lost slipper in a full-length evening of music and dancing sure to enchant audiences of all ages. The Russian National Ballet was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their newfound creative freedom. They started new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but also to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world. For more, visit http://radchenko-ballet.com/en.