Moscow Festival Ballet dances "Sleeping Beauty"

Dancing a classic: The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform "The Sleeping Beauty" Friday at the Garde Arts Center.

From whence they came: The Moscow Festival Ballet is marking its 25th year. It was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, who had been a renowned principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet.

On with the show: This "Sleeping Beauty" features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky music and Marius Petipa choreography. In fact, this was the first of Petipa's classics that were performed in western Europe.


Moscow Festival Ballet's "The Sleeping Beauty, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $34-$52; (868) 444-7373, ext. 1,


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