[2011 Top 10 stories] Ballet troupes dancing on air
Tickets sold out for the French classical ballet “Giselle,” which the Korea National Ballet staged for four days in February. It was the first sold-out show in the troupe’s 49-year history.
When KNB staged “Romeo and Juliet,” accompanied by the prestigious Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Chung Myung-whun, in late October, average seat occupation was at 98 percent for four days, the highest figure for a modern ballet by the national company. “Onegin” by Universal Ballet Company also saw the rate at 80 percent.
By Seo Ji-eun