Posted on November 12, 2012

As part of its mission to showcase and promote cultural initiatives, Katara, the Cultural Village Foundation, will be bringing the best of Modern Ballet as part of the Ballet Gala. The Ballet Gala will take place at 8:00pm on the 13th and 15th November at the Opera House, Building 16.

Ballet Gala

Presented in equal parts, the Ballet Gala has been crafted to present some of the most important styles of dance arranged in dynamic fashion – ranging from classical to neoclassical to modern styles. The night will feature iconic fragments from those immortal Russian classics of the XIX century - Swan Lake, Giselle, and Le Corsair.

Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara said, “The performance will fascinate the experienced ballet lover – and captivate those who are new to this noble art form. We are pleased to present an exquisite evening that captures art at its best. The event is a testimonial to Katara’s mission to promote cultural awareness and introduce international cultures to Qatar.”

The Ballet Gala pays tribute to the masterpieces of XX century choreography which includes works by William Forsyth, Roland Petit, George Balanchine and Ben Stevenson. The evening also features dancers from the world’s most established ballet theatres including the Mariinsky Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera and Staatsballett Berlin.

Tickets for the show are available at Virgin Megastores at Landmark and Villagio as well as online at www.katara.net.

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