Swan Lake – Russian National Ballet Theatre

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The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of

Full Length Classical Performance

Swan Lake

Touring New Zealand and Australia 2015

August – November

Within more than 15 cities in New Zealand including Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Hamilton, Ashburton, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei , Wanganui, Masterton, Palmerston North, New Plymouth

And within more than 30 cities in Australia including Cleveland, Gold Coast, Cessnock, Nowra, Gosford, Bathurst, Chatswood, Sutherland, Chippendale, Penrith, Sydney, Lismore, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Newtown, Queanbeyan, Orange, Shepparton, Frankston, Warragul, St Kilda, Sale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Mount Gambier, Gawler and Adelaide.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: ‘The talent and dedication to service to art’.

Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is located on a creative upswing. With more than 50 ballet dancers, The Russian National Ballet Theatre will give Russian ballet a new lease of life and will commence a New Zealand and Australian tour from Monday 10 August 2015.

With the instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all works in the repertory. It is impossible to imagine the ballet world without it. The production by Evgeny Amosov for The Russian National Ballet Theatre is an especially appealing and popular one.

The glamour of the palace ballroom is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the ballet was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the human and spirit worlds. The central role of Odette/Odile is one of the most testing for any ballerina especially in portraying both the vulnerability of Odette the white swan and the predatory duplicity of Odile the black swan.

Not surprisingly, the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III are anticipated highlights of every performance. Without question, this is one of the finest works of all ballet and one of the most loved and appreciated in the entire Russian National Ballet Theatre repertory.

Artistic director of the theatre is honored artist of Russia Evgeny Amosov. The coach of the company is Evgenya Rytova. The basic principle of the theatre is to preserve the creative heritage of the great masters of Russian ballet and to search for new forms in choreography.

29 October 2015
Thursday 29 October 7:30pm
Adults: $69
Concession (Including senior, pensioner card-holder): $59
Student: $49
Group 10+: $59 each
Family – 2 adults+2 Children (2 – 16 years old): $49 each


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