About this event
Performances run from Feb. 1-5, 2023; visit website for more showtimes.
This remarkable company of dancers unites in a powerful interpretation of Giselle, specifically created for them by world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. The personal journeys of the dancers and the urgency of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine resonate powerfully with Giselle’s timeless themes of love, betrayal, death, and mercy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a moving interpretation of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, performed by world-class artists united by the tragedy of war and an ardent hope for the future.
The United Ukrainian Ballet is comprised of about sixty Ukrainian dancers, most of whom fled their homeland to escape the Russian invasion. They are based in the Hague (Netherlands) whose municipality repurposed the old Royal Conservatory Building, with five large dance studios, as a refugee center. A foundation was established to support the Company, which is under the artistic leadership of Igone de Jongh, former prima ballerina with Dutch National Ballet. They have further been generously supported by Senf Theater Partners.