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Festival of Russian Ballet


Fri 25 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Sat 26 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Sun 27 Oct 2013, 2:00pm

Where: State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


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Returning to Australia in 2013....Imperial Russian Ballet Company’s A Festival of Russian Ballet featuring 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. 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 writing in 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.