The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

14/09/2015

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

 

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the UK.

On tour January - March 2016

 

The Nutcracker

Sleeping Beauty

Giselle

Swan Lake

The Snow Maiden

 

Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet.

 

Sergei Bobrov - Artistic Director

Anatoly Tchepurnoi - Music Director and Chief Conductor

 

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2016 for a nationwide tour (5th January – 12th March). It will be the Company’s 14th UK tour and will include exquisite performances of four of world’s most beautiful and popular ballets and the UK premiere of a brand new production – The Snow Maiden.

 

Formed in 1981, The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has become established as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies. Under the artistic directorship of Sergei Bobrov, leading dancers from across Russia have forged their skills and artistry performing an expanding repertoire of new works and exceptional productions of timeless classics. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, delighting audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes as each storyline unfolds to the live accompaniment of the Russian State Ballet Orchestra of Siberia. The company comprises over 40 dancers and 30 musicians.

Commenting on the tour, Sergei Bobrov said ‘It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting; for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage. I am delighted to present my new staging of The Snow Maiden for the very first time.’

 

The Nutcracker

 This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse King and his mouse army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

 

Sleeping Beauty

 This is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

 

Giselle

 The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocraticbut duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score.From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happilygathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eeriemoonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits,this production is unforgettable.

 

Swan Lake

 The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.

 

The Snow Maiden

 Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost. Based on a traditional folk-tale, set in the snow covered landscape of rural Russia, this seasonal sparkler follows the Snow Maiden as she dances into the human world. Captivated by the colourful village and the people who live there, she ventures too far and is swept up by feelings of love, temptation and betrayal. When finally she surrenders herself completely and warms to that love, her heart melts in a tragic embrace.

 

UK TOUR 2015

 

Bristol Hippodrome

Box Office 0844 871 301- Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

5 January The Nutcracker 7.30pm

6 January The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

7 January Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Box Office 01253 290190

8 January Giselle 7.30pm

9 January The Snow Maiden 2.30pm & 7.30pm

10 January The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 5.30pm

 

Bromley Churchill Theatre

Box Office 0844 871 7620 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

11 January Giselle 7.30pm

12 January Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

13 January The Snow Maiden 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Wimbledon New Wimbledon Theatre

Box Office 0844 871 7646 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

14 - 15 January Swan Lake 7.30pm daily

16 January The Snow Maiden 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Manchester The Bridgewater Hall

Box Office 0161 907 9000

17 - 18 January Swan Lake Sun 3pm & 7pm; Mon 7.30pm

 

High Wycombe Wycombe Swan

Box Office 01494 512000

20 January The Nutcracker 7.30pm

21 January The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

22 January Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

23 January Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Box Office 01702 351135

24 January The Snow Maiden 2pm & 5.30pm

6 March Sleeping Beauty 2pm & 5.30pm

 

Basingstoke The Anvil

Box Office 01256 844244

25 January Swan Lake 7.30pm

26 January The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

27 January Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

 

Darlington Civic Theatre

Box Office 01325 486555

28 January The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

29 January Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

30 - 31 January Swan Lake Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 2.30pm

 

Edinburgh Playhouse

Box Office 0844 871 3014 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

2 February The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

3 February Giselle 7.30pm

4 February Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

5 February Swan Lake 7.30pm

6 February The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Malvern Festival Theatre

Box Office 01684 892277

9 February Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

10 February Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

11 - 12 February The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

13 February The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Brighton Theatre Royal

Box Office 0844 871 7627- Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

15 February The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

16 February Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm & 7.30pm

17 February Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Norwich Theatre Royal

Box Office 01603 63 00 00

18 February Giselle 7.30pm

19 February The Snow Maiden 2.30pm & 7.30pm

20 February Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Oxford New Theatre

Box Office 0844 871 3020 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

22 February The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

23 February Giselle 7.30pm

24 February Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Leicester De Montfort Hall

Box Office 0116 233 3111

26 February Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

27 February Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

28 February The Snow Maiden 2.30pm

 

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

Box Office 01227 787787

29 February - 1 March Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

2 - 3 March The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

4 March Giselle 7.30pm

5 March Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Portsmouth Guildhall

Box Office 0844 847 2362 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. 

7 March Swan Lake 7.30pm

8 March Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

 

Ipswich Regent Theatre

Box Office 01473 433100

10 March The Snow Maiden 7.30pm

11 March Swan Lake 7.30pm

12 March Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Swindon Wyvern Theatre

Box Office 01793 524 481

14 March Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

15 March The Nutcracker 7.30pm

16 March Swan Lake 7.30pm

 

Buxton Opera House

Box Office 01298 72190

17 March Giselle 7.30pm

18 March Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

19 March Swan Lake 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Box Office 01902 429212

20 March The Snow Maiden 4.00pm

21 March Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

22 March Swan Lake 7.30pm

 

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Release: Monday 14 September 2015

 

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