A Festival of Russian Ballet will thrill ballet lovers and this production is also a terrific introduction to great music and dance for those who haven’t experienced how beautiful ballet can be.
Theatre Royal Hobart, Friday September 27, Saturday September 28
This production features a diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts.
Act One - The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky's music. The genius of Tchaikovsky created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written.
Act Two - Bolero
Bolero is a striking and dramatic ballet. Ravel was inspired to create this masterpiece after visiting a large industrial factory. There he noticed the slow regular movement of the assembly lines and the crash of machine and materials. Bolero is regarded as one of the world's music masterpieces.
Act Three - Highlights from the world's great ballets including Giselle, Carmen, The Dying Swan and Le Corsaire. Also in Act Three, Gopak and Ne Me Quittes Pas, Can Can Surprise. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics.
Richard Mays from The Evening Standard wrote:
Ballet virtuosity stuns audience - AN ASTOUNDING and exhilarating three-hour programme brought most ballet fans to their feet last night. Perhaps the few who remained seated were simply stunned by excess, as this touring ballet treasure trove heaped pleasure upon delight, capping virtuosity with even more outstanding steps, leaps and turns.
Running time approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including 2 intervals.