July 1 – August 28, MOSCOW – Russian Academic Youth Theater has hosted the 18th annual fixture of Summer Ballet Seasons 2018. When repertory theaters go off-season, a unique ballet marathon starts on Moscow's cultural map. Every day over two months, the RAMT stage was home to masterpieces of global ballet art.
This includes three ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake
(traditionally opening and completing the Seasons), The Sleeping Beauty
and The Nutcracker
, as well as Giselle
by Adolphe Adan, Don Quixote
and La Bayadere
by Ludwig Minkus, Romeo and Juliet
by Sergei Prokofiev, etc.
These ballets were shown in classical versions by Russia's top choreographers – Marius Petipa, Vasili Vainonen, Leonid Lavrovsky, as well as in modern choreography reserving the classical basis. This concentration of world's best masterpieces is the crown jewel of this city's summer cultural life! Summer Ballet Seasons feature leading choreographic troupes with repertory based on ballet classics.