Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to Wimbledon
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is back this January at New Wimbledon Theatre with three stunning ballets. Set to wow audiences with the breathtaking physical ability of their soloists and corps de ballet, plus imaginative staging and magical special effects. As a result, their spectacular shows are perfect winter treat for dance lovers.
Firstly, this remarkable season opens with Cinderella. This ballet is the world’s favourite rags-to-riches fairy tale ballet set to Prokofiev’s energetic score. Whilst her mad stepmother and ill-mannered daughters prepare for the Royal Ball, but graceful Cinderella can only dream of dancing with the dashing Prince. However, later that evening, her rags become a glittering gown and she is swept magically to the Ball. From that very moment the Prince is smitten. As midnight strikes and one lost crystal slipper later, he therefore embarks on his journey to find his lost love.
“These three ballets in their latest season merge tradition with spectacular digital effects and are certain to delight audiences of all ages.”
La Fille Mal Gardee
Comic ballet La Fille Mal Gardee follows next, full of ribbons, romance and rivalry. A gentle and delightful tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found. This is one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed today. The story weaves its world of pastoral simplicity. A farm boy woos a flirty farmer’s daughter and the pair find inventive ways to avoid her mother. Complete with virtuoso pas de deux, maypole and clog dances. This ballet is a classic that is certain to send audiences home happy!
Finally, rounding off the season the company will perform the most famous of fantasy ballets. The Nutcracker begins 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. Cleverly, the ballet will sweep you away to a fairy tale world where nothing is quite as it seems. Toy dolls spring to life and the Mouse King and his mouse-army battle with The Nutcracker Prince.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is one of Russia’s leading ballet companies. Consequently they have built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. These three ballets merge tradition with spectacular digital effects and as a result will delight audiences of all ages.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia performs three ballets at New Wimbledon Theatre 2019:
Cinderella, Thursday 31st January at 7.30pm. Tickets from £13.
La Fille Mal Gardee, Friday 1st February at 7.30pm. Tickets from £13.
The Nutcracker, Saturday 2nd February at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets from £13.