Celebrated dance company, Moscow City Ballet, arrive at The Hawth, Crawley on Tuesday 19 February for two nights only. Tickets are now on sale.
Swan Lake follows the fate of Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. This magical ballet is performed in all its original splendour and features lavish sets, dazzling costumes and stunning choreography. Featuring some of the world’s finest dancers the ballet is performed beautifully to Tchaikovsky’s familiar score played live by Moscow City Ballet Orchestra.
The enchanting and romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated the imaginations of people for well over a hundred years. Featuring the delicate Princess Aurora, her gallant Prince, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairy-tale characters this is a truly magical production.
Moscow City Ballet is renowned for its dazzling repertoire of full scale ballet classics. Russian ‘big story’ ballet combines artistry, technique, narrative and live music for the absolute theatrical dancing experience. Dance fans can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity and grace of principal ballerinas Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.
Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally gifted dancers.
Touring the UK since the early 90’s Moscow City Ballet consistently perform over 100 shows annually to hundreds of thousands of ballet fans. The company has bewitched audiences worldwide with its traditional ballets, proving that everyone enjoys a good story.
Victor Smirnov-Golovanov said, “In these difficult economic times I’m amazed by the support and appreciation the UK audience give to Moscow City Ballet. I truly believe that dance is escapism and I’m delighted that people find enjoyment and pleasure in watching our gifted dancers perform our Russian jewels.”
Moscow City Ballet at The Hawth, Swan Lake on Tuesday 19 February at 7.30pm; Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 20 February at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets priced from £28.50 to £33.50 (discounts available) call 01293 553636 or online at www.hawth.co.uk