Related Activities 2004-2005
Dance Performance: Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company
Wednesday, November 3, 2004, S. Rudolph ALexander Performing Arts Series, Wright Auditorium, East Carolina University, Call 1-800-ECU-ARTS or 252-328-4788 for ticket information.
"Call it pageantry, spectacle, acrobatics, or dance. By whatever name, the Virsky is one of the most virtuosic and vibrant folk dance ensembles in the world. The professional company of eighty-five dancers, trained in ballet and dedicated to the folk traditions of their homeland, captures the essence of folk dance and performs with unequalled lyricism, grace, and gravity-defying leaps and spins. An onstage orchestra will add to the splendor of the night."
Concert: The Prague Symphony
Thursday, February 10, 2005, S. Rudolph ALexander Performing Arts Series, Wright Auditorium, East Carolina University, Call 1-800-ECU-ARTS or 252-328-4788 for ticket information.
"Founded in 1934 as Czechoslovakia's primary orchestra for recording and live radio, this distinguished ensemble was honored and named the Symphony Orchestra of the Capital City of Prague a mere eleven years later. In 1957 the orchestra departed on its first foreign tour, inaugurating its intensive engagement on the international scene. Its commercial recordings can be found on the Supraphon label and also on recordings for BMG, Conifer, Philips, Erato, Universal, Harmonia Mundi, and many more."
Dance Performance: St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, S. Rudolph ALexander Performing Arts Series, Wright Auditorium, East Carolina University, Call 1-800-ECU-ARTS or 252-328-4788 for ticket information.
"Founded in St. Petersburg, considered the birthplace of Russian classical ballet, the St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre is one of the most distinguished classical ballet companies in Russia. Since its founding just over twenty-five years ago, the company has become one of Russia's most internationally-toured ballet ensembles and is one of the few companies designated and honored by the Russian government as a "State and Academic Ballet" along with the Kirow and Bolshoi Ballets. The company will perform a mixed program of Scheherazade, Capriccio Italien, and Chopiniana.