Directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is coming to the UK this Autumn.
Swan Lake is arguably one of the most loved and challenging ballets, not least thanks to Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognisable and timeless score, but also the great ‘Pas de Deux’,’ Pas de Quatre’ and iconic ‘Dance des Petits Cygnes’. (Dance of little swans)
From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, the perfect romantic ballet of all time, Swan Lake, has it all.
Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
Sleeping Beauty – a spectacular fairytale
Every child’s favourite fairytale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic 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.
Based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die.
Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years. Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.
The Sleeping Beauty is also a ballet that all can enjoy, even the very young.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House
is a gem for the Russian cultural traditions, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of Russian character to this well-known ballet. It has built an international reputation for deliver-ing performances of outstanding quality, and never fails to delight audiences.
Russian State Ballet will be performing SWAN LAKE on 22 NOVEMBER 2016 and SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLETon 23 NOVEMBER 2016 AT THE GRAND THEATRE Box Office 01792 475715
TheBAY is delighted to be able to offer one lucky family the chance to see the Sleeping Beauty ballet on 23 November at the Grand Theatre. For your chance to WIN this fantastic prize worth £122 simply answer the following question.
What is the name of Sleeping Beauty?
- PRINCESS AURORA
- PRINCESS LILAC
- PRINCESS FIONA
Send your answer, along with your name address and daytime telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org putting Sleeping Beauty in the subject line. Alternatively send your answer on a postcard to Sleeping Beauty Competition, 1 Cae Banc, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9DN.
Closing date for entries is 15 October 2016
No cash alternative. No correspondence will be entered into. Editor’s decision is final.