The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia comes to Wolverhampton!
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2018 for a 25 venue schedule (2 January – 4 April). It will be the Company’s 16th UK tour and will feature exquisite performances of five of world’s most popular ballets.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are exceptional, delighting audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and beautiful costumes as each storyline unfolds to the live accompaniment of the orchestra. The company comprises over 40 dancers and 30 musicians. For the 2018 season, the Company will merge traditional and digital worlds with an imaginative staging set against an ever-changing colourful backdrop with magical special effects.
Commenting on the production, Sergei Bobrov said,
It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting, for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage.
Last season’s reviews:
“neatly and zestily danced by a corps of 24” - Financial Times
“This was a faithful, gimmick-free traditional reading of one of the world’s most adored ballets with enough warmth to melt the coldest Siberian winter – 5 stars.” - Brighton Argus
“The Russian Ballet of Siberia skipped and tapped during Victorian parlour games and snowball fights timed to Tchaikovsky’s score, expertly rendered by the Russian State Ballet Orchestra.” - East Anglian Daily Times
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the lovers’ balcony, this star-crossed story of duels, bitter family feuds and love that cannot be is unmissable.
Bournemouth • Brighton • Canterbury • Darlington • Edinburgh • Halifax • High Wycombe • Hull • Leicester • Northampton • Norwich • Wimbledon • Wolverhampton
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight
strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems: toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse King and his mouse army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins..
Basingstoke • Blackpool • Buxton • Bristol •Canterbury • Darlington • Hull • Ipswich • Leicester • Oxford • Wolverhampton
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. From Odile, the temptress in black tutu as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen Odette, as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.
Basingstoke • Blackpool • Bournemouth • Brighton • Bristol • Canterbury • Darlington • Edinburgh • Halifax • High Wycombe Hull • Leicester • Liverpool • Manchester • Northampton • Norwich • Reading • Southend • Swansea • Swindon • Wimbledon • Wolverhampton
UK TOUR 2018 WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre
Box Office 01902 429212
28 Jan The Nutcracker 4pm
29 Jan Romeo & Juliet 7.30pm
30 Jan Swan Lake 7.30pm
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