Moscow ballet troupe to perform in Israel

The Moscow Classical Ballet will perform in Israel in February with “Spartacus,” a ballet by Aram Khachaturian.

The ballet company was founded by Bolshoi Ballet graduates Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov, who have worked with some of the top dancers in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov.

“Spartacus” tells the story of the gladiator and freedom fighter who freed hundreds of slaves and led a slave uprising against the Romans. The grandiose show includes lavish sets and skin-tight costumes, as well as weapons that accurately reflect the era and are featured in elaborate battle scenes. —