Popular Igor Moiseyev dance company performing in Muscat

One of the world’s greatest traditional dance companies, the Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance, comes this week to the Royal Opera House Muscat.

Acclaimed by prominent critics as the greatest traditional dance company of our time, the ensemble is famous for its technical brilliance and exuberant virtuosity. The company will set the stage alight with colour, energy and vibrant choreography.

At the heart of the success of the Moiseyev ensemble over the past seven decades is the genius of Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev (1906-2007), reputed to be the greatest twentieth-century choreographer of character dance, a style similar to folkdance but with greater professionalism and superior theatrics.

Igor Moiseyev was awarded numerous orders and medals, including the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, First Class, Russia’s highest civilian decoration. Beyond the borders of his homeland, in 2001, Igor Moiseyev received the UNESCO Mozart Medal for outstanding contribution to world music culture.

The Moiseyev ensemble continues to perform at the highest standard as it tours the world to meet an increasing demand for the finest in traditional dance.

The Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance will perform dramatic and exciting traditional dances from Russia and other countries in a truly spectacular show over two nights at the Royal Opera House Muscat: Thursday and Friday, November 9 and 10,2017 at 7:00 pm. For further information and booking consult the ROHM website: www.rohmuscat.org.om