In the first of this year’s awaited visits to the Princes Hall, Moscow Ballet – La Classique are set to delight audiences with the iconic Swan Lake on Sunday March 9, at 3pm.
The world-renowned ballet company demonstrate their continued quality of dance and performances in a dramatic production of this timeless favourite set to Tchaikovsky’s superb score.
Originally presented, with choreography by Julius Reisinger, at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow 4 March 1877 but superseded by a new choreographic version by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov at the Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg on 8 February 1895 and subsequently established as one of the masterpieces of ballet.
The famous Act II of Swan Lake, choreographed by Ivanov as part of a memorial tribute to Tchaikovsky who had died the year before, is performed by almost every ballet company in the world.
“Prince Siegfried is celebrating his coming of age in the garden of his ancestral palace. His mother observes that it’s time to consider marriage and that tomorrow at the formal celebration of his 21st birthday, the court ball, he should select his future wife from the lovely ladies in attendance.
But, tomorrow is another day and for now Siegfried prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lake, he sees Odette, Queen of the Swans, who appears to be both swan and woman! She explains that an evil sorcerer, Von Rothbart, has cast a spell on her and she must remain a swan, except between midnight and dawn, unless she is saved by true love.”
The famous Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography - ‘La Classique’ was founded in 1990, utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa.
Moscow Ballet – La Classique has thrilled ballet lovers during hugely successful tours of Egypt, Morocco, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Norway, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK and this world famous company have gained vast international acclaim.
Tickets cost £23 full, £22 concessions, £21 friends and are available from the box office on 01252 329155 or at.