Renowned dance company Moscow City Ballet returns following a triumphant season with its dramatic traditional story-telling and captivating performances, appearing at Richmond Theatre on 17th – 21st January 2018.
Moscow City Ballet reaches the UK on the back of another jubilant world-wide tour where it reaffirmed its popularity with thousands of dance fans. The company’s dazzling repertoire of full scale ballet classics emphasise the fact that Russian ‘big story’ ballets combine artistry, technique, narrative and live music, thus providing 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.
Performing the timeless classic, The Nutcracker complete with stunning costumes and sumptuous set, this enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, including a visit to the exquisite Land of Flowers and the beautiful Flower Fairy, and is a real festive treat.
Swan Lake is performed in all its original splendour by some of the world’s finest dancers. The epic story tells of Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette who, tricked by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile, would rather die together then live apart. The ballet is performed beautifully to the familiar score by Tchaikovsky. When asked what makes this production unique from all other interpretations of Swan Lake, principal ballerina Liliya Oryekhova says, “The Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake is first and foremost the fusion of drama, choreography and music. Victor Smirnov-Golovanov always tried to keep the traditions of Russian Ballet, but wasn’t afraid to add new elements to the choreography. The production is so dynamic, that it grabs the attention from the very start and keeps it to the very end.”
Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies and highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally gifted dancers. After leading the ballet company for the last few years, Ludmila Neroubashchenko will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian Classical tradition all over the world.
The company continues to be committed to promoting ballet in the Russian classical tradition to audiences all over the world. These unique productions still continue the legacy of the distinctive choreography created by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.
Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker
17th-18th January 2018
Moscow City Ballet presents Swan lake
19th – 21st January 2018