This ballet by the world-renowned choreographer Yuri Grigorovich is a dynamic spectacle of virtuoso dance and convincing character portraits. The ballet has become a legendary production that has been performed around the globe for decades. Ballet Vlaanderen will be presenting Spartacus in the year marking the master choreographer’s 90th birthday, which will be celebrated worldwide.
Spartacus is a ballet that was the creation of a certain system, it can also be interpreted as an indictment of that system. As a work of art, Spartacus transcends the strictures of the time in which it originated. It tells the moving and universal story of the victim who, by sheer force of will, stands up to a far more powerful oppressor.