About Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”
Russian Classic Ballet Show by the Moscow National Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel” within the Mandala International Youth Theater Festival
November 23, 2011
Russian Centre of Science and Culture
in association with
Mahendra Golcha Memorial Trust
Art in its every manifestation has always represented the spiritual side of our existence. Since ancient time
humanity expressed its aspiration for celestial beauty in painting, sculpture, music and dance. Time went by, and the
means of expression grew more sophisticated making the final results more exquisite.
Nowadays ballet dance is probably one of the most delicate and technically complicated forms of classic art.
Originating from Renaissance, ballet dance had a beautiful and winding history, so that by present day there are many
ballet schools and styles differing from one another so greatly that one could hardly guess they sprang from one and
the same source.
Russian ballet dance is rightfully concerned classic. Its rich traditions and unchallenged beauty of performance
have deserved it justly recognition all around the world. Russian ballet dance groups give performances in many
countries bringing the sincere and professional art that unites people catching their attention, touching them deep at
soul and leaving them in admiration or contemplation when the performance is over.
For the first time since the Soviet era Russian Centre of Science and Culture in association with Mandala Theatre
and Mahendra Golcha Memorial Trust brought a classic Russian ballet dance group to Nepal to participate in
2nd Mandala International Youth Theater Festival. On the 23rd of November dancers from the Moscow
National Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”, founded by Vladimir Zakharov, Russian choreographer in 1988 in Moscow, will
perform at the stage of Russian cultural centre in Kathmandu to put the audience in touch with the profound and
beautiful art of Russian ballet.
We are happy to reintroduce Russian classic ballet to Nepal, promoting further strengthening of cultural and
spiritual friendship, bringing to life another dimension of connection and cooperation between the two nations.