Anywhere you go all over the world you are sure to come across a form of entertainment that will be world class. Be it a theater play production, an opera performance or the ballet. There's something the whole family can enjoy anywhere they are. If you're the type of person who loves to travel the world and take in the culture of the country you're visiting then you're in for quite the treat as every country will have some sort of performing arts taking place while you're vacationing there.
The most likely scenario is that you'll be taking in a ballet performance. The art of ballet is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. Whatever country you're visiting there more than likely is a ballet performance taking place.
While gallivanting during your travel excursions and you come across any one of the following ballets you must stop whatever you're doing and go to a performance: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Fille Mal Gardee, Raymonda, Don Quixote, The Pharo's Daughter, Coppeilia, The Awakening of Flora, Paquita, La Esmerelda and Cinderella. Each one of those ballets is considered to be one of the most popular ballets in the world. Every ballet company or ballet theatre around the world will have their very own interpretation and that means that even if you saw The Nutcracker once before it could be interpreted in an entirely different way by a different ballet troop in a different country.
Ballet is a pretty popular international performing art and that means wherever you travel to all over the world you'll find a ballet company putting on a ballet show of some sort. Some of the top ballet companies across the world include: the National Ballet of Canada, Paris Opera Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, English National Ballet, La Scala Theatre Ballet in Milan, Vienna State Opera Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. If you're ever in the city or country where the above ballet companies are located you must go to whatever ballet show they're putting on.
Unless you're a die-hard fan of the ballet and know everything there is to know about the world of ballet you don't really get to know the ballet dancers themselves. Ballet is unlike sports or movies or music where you know the names of the best athletes, actors or musicians. Which is why if you see a ballet marquee with any of the following names on it you have to see them perform: Alina Cojocaru, Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, and Sylvie Guillem, just to name a few.
Now that you know about some of the world's top ballets and where to see them you should consider planning your next trip around their schedule so that you will be able to take in one of their ballet performances live and in person. There aren't too many sights that are more breathtaking or exhilarating than seeing ballet live. What are you waiting for? Book that ticket and just go for it!