The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2019 for a 23-venue schedule, running from 2nd January until 16th March.
It will be the Company’s 17th UK tour and will feature performances of six of the world’s most popular ballets.
The ballets being performed are:
Cinderella: The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes. It will perform in the following locations: Blackpool, Darlington, Ipswich, Leicester, Hull, Norwich , Northampton, Oxford, Wimbledon and Wolverhampton.
Giselle: The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. It’s performing in Bournemouth, Bristol, Darlington, Edinburgh, High Wycombe, Hull, Liverpool and Norwich.
A performance of Giselle.
La Fille mal gardée: Recreated by Alexander Gorsky, this remains one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed. It will visit venues in Basingstoke, Brighton, Buxton , Halifax, High Wycombe, Liverpool Norwich, Oxford Swindon and Wimbledon
Snow Maiden: Performing in Hull and Northampton this ballet is based on a traditional folk-tale, set in the snow-covered landscape of rural Russia.
Swan Lake: The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. It’s performing in locations including Basingstoke, Blackpool, High Wycombe, Ipswich and Oxford.
The Nutcracker: This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. It’s coming to venues in: Bristol, Leicester, Manchester, Southend and Wimbledon.
About the Russian State Ballet
It has established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and comprises more 40 dancers and 30 musicians. The productions merge traditional and digital worlds with an imaginative staging set against a colourful backdrop with magical special effects.
Commenting on the tour, artistic director, Sergei Bobrov said, “We very much look forward to our annual UK tour. It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to the British public.”
For full information on prices and discounts, group travel organisers should contact the venue directly or visit www.raymondgubbay.co.uk.
Main image: A performance of Swan Lake.