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Russian National Ballet Theatre
Russian National Ballet Theatre

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by presidential decree to assume the permanent artistic directorship of the Russian National Ballet Theatre. She has upheld the grand national tradition of the Russian ballet. Enjoy “Stars of the Russian Ballet,” a gala program featuring ten excerpts including selections from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s Cinderella and perhaps the most famous solo dance ever, “the Dying Swan.”
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The Nile Project
The Nile Project
Added attraction: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

NPR named the Nile Project’s debut recording one of five “Must Hear International Albums.” Witness one of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, with artists from the 11 Nile countries showcasing the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on earth. Buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms support vocals in more than ten languages. Instruments that parted ways millennia before are reunited and pushed into new places. Love songs have crossed geographic and linguistic barriers to forge new, close friendships. Added attraction, general admission seating. Limited tickets available. Purchase at a discount with a subscription.


VIDEO: Live performance from the 2015 tour. 


VIDEO: Artistic director Mina Girgis and Meklit Hadero explain The Nile Project.

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About the Series

The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series effectively began when Rudy Alexander arrived at East Carolina in 1962 and bundled four student-selected classical offerings as a subscription package. Since that date, the series has presented more than 500 world-class artists and served more than one million patrons, university and K-12 students through its programming.

Today, the series continues a tradition of presenting the best performing arts touring attractions available for the enjoyment of regional audiences and the edification of ECU students. Behind the scenes, our guest artists are actively engaged in master classes and workshops.

The series is presented in the 1,483-seat Wright Auditorium located at the core of East Carolina University's main campus.

All dates, times, artists and details are subject to change.

Added attractions!

The Nile Project is a general admission seating event. SRAPAS series services (Park & Ride, VIP parking, FRIENDS Lounge) are not offered for added attraction events.

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