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A Festival of Russian Ballet

When:

Tue 5 Nov 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $91.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Returning to New Zealand in 2013 Imperial Russian Ballet Company’s 'A Festival of Russian Ballet'. A Festival of Russian Ballet 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 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.