China Liaoning Ballet Company to launch Russian tour with “Spartacus”
Author: ANM Media
Published: Jan 10 2020, 10:12
Ballet Spartacus by Aram
Khachaturian will launch the tour of the China Liaoning Ballet Company, which starts on January 14 at the Primorsky Stage
of the Mariinsky Theater, according to TASS, the press office of the Primorsky
government announced it on Thursday.
"The tour of the
Liaoning ballet troupe of China will take place on the Primorsky Stage of the
Mariinsky Theater from January 14 to 19. The guests will present two colorful
performances - Spartacus and Mulan," the statement said.
The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the
leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known
as the Third Servile War, although the ballet's storyline
takes considerable liberties with the historical record. Khachaturian composed
Spartacus in 1954, and was awarded a Lenin Prize for the composition. It was first staged, with choreography by Leonid Yakobson, in