|Romeo and Juliet|
Leading Russian Ballet Company Returns to Bristol
Date: 19 January 2011
Following a sell-out season in 2010, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia return to The Bristol Hippodrome in February, with a varied programme of performances. Formed in 1981, and quickly establishing itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies, the Russian State Ballet has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and delight audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 February at 7.30pm
“The greatest love story ever danced”, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is brought to life in this brand new production. Lavish sets and costumes evoke Renaissance Verona with all its bitter family feuds, passionate encounters and tragic twists of fate.
Wednesday 16 February at 2:00pm & 7.30pm
A favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic is 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.
Thursday 17 February at 7.30pm
This is the enchanting story of an eccentric, yet noble old gentlemen Don Quixote. His dreams of a fantasy world full of brave knights and beautiful ladies take us on a chivalrous adventure with his trusty servant. Love, duels and spectacular choreography combine with a dash of Spanish passion in one of the most beautiful and moving of all ballets.
Friday 18 February at 7.30pm
Saturday 19 February at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
The greatest romantic ballet of all! This is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty. From the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music creates a truly unforgettable experience.
- by Simon Cole