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Following its huge success worldwide the Diaghilev Festival is set for an exhilarating performance in Abu Dhabi. The ballet troupe has performed at the Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in London at the London Coliseum, as well as in all of the major cities in Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine, and now they are set to perform at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22 September, 2011.
The Diaghilev festival and Ballet Russes will be performing for the first time in the UAE where they will present two masterpieces of Diaghilev’s repertoire – Chopiniana by Frederic Chopin and Polovets Dances by Alexander Borodin.
Russian Ballet stars - Ilze Liepa, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Mariana Ryzhkina, Natalia Balakhnicheva, Mikhail Martynyuk, Alexandra Timofeeva - and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre will all be performing at the Emirates Palace Hotel in celebration of the legendary impresario Sergei Diaghilev. The ballet performance will be accompanied by a gala dinner at the Emirates Palace which will be followed by a charity auction. The auction will raise money for the Maris Liepa Foundation in Russia and schools for children with special needs in the UAE.
INFO: Tickets cost Dhs195 to Dhs495. For tables the price is Dhs1250 to Dhs1950. To purchase tickets visit timeoutdubai.com or ticketingco.com. 22 September, 2011. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.