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Culture news, 17.07.2003 12:31

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, brings its performances to Mariinsky Theatre

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden Based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, The Royal Ballet is Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company. Led by Director Monica Mason, its principals include Leanne Benjamin, Darcey Bussell, Alina Cojocaru. The 83-strong troupe is acknowledged to be reaching a new artistic and technical peak with talented dancers at all levels in its ranks.

The Company’s wide-ranging repertory showcases the great classical ballets including The Royal Ballet’s own heritage, alongside new works by the foremost international choreographers of today and choreographers from within the Company’s own ranks. This range embraces all the celebrated three-act classical ballets, together with works by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, ballets by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon and works by Ashley Page and rising British talents amongst those regularly performed.

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