The house was packed for the Bolshoi Theatre performances at the Festival in USA
The Bolshoi Ballet artists and the Bolshoi Orchestra opened its guest performances in the city of Saratoga Springs (NY) at the International Summer Dance Festival. They presented two of the four guest performances - the ballet "Don Quixote" to the music by L. Minkus - at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Five thousand people in the audience greeted the Russian artists by giving them a deafening ovation. As Marcia White, the SPAC president, mentioned in her opening speech, "the Bolshoi Theatre performing in Saratoga Springs is a historical event; this is the first time that this world famous company visited our city. SPAC has become one of the three venues where the company presents its guest performances in 2014. This is a great honor for us". The production was followed by wonderful fireworks. The artists will stay in the US until this Saturday; they will demonstrate their mastery to their American colleagues.