The Russians are coming to the Rockies. Spectators have the chance to attend one of three highly anticipated performances by the Moscow Ballet, whose supremely talented performers will execute high kicks, lofty jumps, and graceful pirouettes during this classic Christmas show. But there's more to see than just choreography; the astounding backdrop of animated sculptures, dancing puppets, and three-dimensional projections designed by Valentin Fedorov of the Chibaksari Opera House will be just as eye-catching. With all the opulence onstage, audience members might forget they're not in Saint Petersburg. Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 1, 5 p.m.
—Image courtesy of the Moscow Ballet
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