«The Washington ballet» will open its new season with masterpieces of Russian masters

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikovich. Archival photo«The Washington ballet» will open its new season with masterpieces of Russian masters© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov

The Washington ballet (The Washington Ballet, TWB) through the new season from 4 to 8 October present in the US capital program «Masterpieces» in the productions of the Russian masters of ballet, said in a release TWB.

«They are the starting point of classical ballet, these works shed light on the choreographers, who shaped and had a significant influence on this art form for the last 150 years», — stated in the release.

The program will feature four works «Les Sylphides» by Michel Fokine, «Bolero» by Alexei Ratmansky, Le Corsaire Marius Petipa, «the Prodigal son» by George Balanchine.

«Opening the season this program, we recognize the origins, the creative formation of each choreographer and the value of ballet as a form of art» — presented in the release are the words of the artistic Director of ballet Julie Kent.

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