Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, the largest ballet company in the world and one of the most prestigious, debuts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 29 - Friday, August 1. The Bolshoi Ballet, accompanied by the Bolshoi Orchestra, will present four performances of its signature production of Don Quixote. The SPAC engagement is one of just three US locations on the Bolshoi's 2014 tour; the company performed to sold-out audiences in May at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and most recently, at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. Performances kick off on Tuesday, July 29 with Bolshoi principal dancers Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov dancing in the lead roles of "Kitri," and "Basilio." Opening Night will also feature an audience-wide sparkling toast, Russian vodka tastings, and a fireworks finale.
In conjunction with the SPAC engagement, the Bolshoi Ballet will also present a Master Class at The National Museum of Dance TONIGHT, MONDAY, JULY 28 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for advanced/intermediate dancers, who are at least 14 years old. The class will be led by Alexander Vetrov, former leading soloist dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet.
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TONIGHT: MON, JULY 28 ¦ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
BALLET MASTER CLASS with ALEXANDER VETROV
National Museum of Dance
TUES, JULY 29 ¦8 P.M.
OPENING NIGHT OF THE BOLSHOI BALLET AT SPAC
Featuring an audience-wide sparkling toast, Russian vodka tastings, and fireworks finale
Additional Bolshoi Ballet performances are scheduled for:
WED, JULY 30 ¦8 P.M.
THURS, JULY 31 ¦2 P.M.
FRI, AUG 1 ¦8 P.M.