Monday, February 18

Stage: Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the Brighton with Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake

- January 22, 2018


With the new South East Dance now being built the city will finally be able to claim the title of the region’s centre of dance, and quite rightly too. Brighton has always drawn the very best of contemporary and classic dance companies and the return of The Russian State Ballet of Siberia to Brighton next month is evidence that this is bound to continue. This is the Company’s 16th UK tour and will feature exquisite performances of three of world’s most popular ballets.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are exceptional, delighting audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and beautiful costumes as each storyline unfolds to the live accompaniment of the orchestra. The company comprises over 40 dancers and 30 musicians. For the 2018 season, the Company will merge traditional and digital worlds with an imaginative staging set against an ever-changing colourful backdrop with magical special effects.

Artistic Director Sergei Bobrov said; “It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting. For me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage.”

It is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage


On this visit they will be presenting Cinderella, the world’s favourite rags to riches fairytale, to the magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes. And there’s more Prokofiev with Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story.

And to complete the programme what better than Swan Lake, perhaps the greatest romantic ballet of all time with Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. 

Mon 19 – Weds 21 February
Romeo and Juliet: Mon 7.45pm
Cinderella: Tues 7.45pm
Swan Lake: Weds 2.30pm & 7.45pm*
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