Devonshire Park Theatre
Friday 19 October, 7.30pm
Music by Adolphe Adams
Russian State Ballet & Opera House present arguably the most romantic ballet of them all, this is an opportunity for ballet lovers to see Giselle as never before. With original production by Konstantin Uralsky audiences will enjoy a new take on the classical Ballet, with new set and beautiful handmade costumes.
Featuring an impressive cast accompanied by a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.
TICKETS: £29, £32, £34, £36 Under 16s £21, Concessions £2 off
Orchard Theatre, Dartford| 19 & 20th January 2016
A SPELLBINDING SEASON OF RUSSIAN MAGIC BY THE MOSCOW CITY BALLET
Renowned dance company, Moscow City Ballet, returns with its dramatic traditional story-telling and captivating performances of Giselle from Tuesday 19 – Wednesday 20 January and The Nutcracker on Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 January 2016.
Moscow City Ballet dazzling repertoire of ballet classics Giselle and The Nutcracker emphasise the fact that Russian ballets combine artistry, technique, narrative and live music and provide a true dancing experience. Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity and grace of principal ballerinas Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.
Live music is at the heart of Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, staged in all their original splendour with some of the world’s finest dancers. The tragic love story of village girl Giselle, who goes mad and dies of a broken heart, will have audiences on the edge of their seats as ‘the Wilis’ dance to the music of Adolphe Adam.
Moscow City Ballet will be accompanied on tour by the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra who will provide a luscious soundtrack to this magical season of dance.
Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally gifted dancers. Now under the artistic direction of Ludamila Neroubashchenko the company continues to be committed to promoting ballet in the Russian classical tradition to audiences all over the world.
Pre-show dining is also available before both shows. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a delicious range of, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef. Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.
To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.
The Hawth Crawley | 18th Jan 2016
ST PETERSBURG CLASSIC BALLET
Under the direction of Marine Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia and the United States, and Crawley audiences now have the opportunity to experience the superb artistry of this acclaimed company on its first UK tour.
The highly acclaimed company will be performing at The Hawth with Giselle on Monday 18 and The Nutcracker on Tuesday 19 January at 7.30pm
Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, along with outstanding male soloists who will take your breath away!
One of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact, Giselle tells of a village girl whose everlasting love saves her beloved from a wretched dance to the death.
The Nutcracker is a delightfully festive tale, and the perfect introduction to ballet, as Clara is whisked away on a fairytale adventure by her Nutcracker prince.
£34.50 (Discounts: £32.50/Groups of 10+: £29.50).
See both ballets for £55.
Tickets can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting www.hawth.co.uk.