The Russian National Ballet Theatre is performing two of the world’s most precious classics – “The Nutcracker” and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” – at the stage of the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. Russian artist Evgeny Amosov has choreographed both of the two acts.
The company has regularly performed in Australia and is back this year after a successful tour of the “Swan Lake” in 2016. They have been scheduled to present in approximately 50 towns and cities from September to December.
Russian National Ballet Theatre is part of the Russian National Ballet S.Radchenko which was founded in 1989 by one of Russia’s honoured artists, Sergei Radchenko. At the time, only one troupe of dancers, called The Moscow Festival Ballet, was performing. After being overwhelmed by request for international tours, Mr Radchenko decided to form the Russian National Ballet Theatre.
Today, the dance company makes sure that each of the troupe tours in separate groups in order to reach audiences in smaller towns aside from the capital cities.
“We wish to give people the opportunity to experience classical Russian ballet, one of Russia’s great cultural heritages as passed down to us through the ages.”
“The Nutcracker” on 19th December at 7:30 pm
“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas story ballet which presents the events that took place in one family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The story centres on Marie Stahlbaum’s favourite Christmas Toy, the Nutcracker. It comes alive, defeats the villain Mouse King, and takes her to a magical kingdom.
“The Nutcracker” has its history deeply rooted in Moscow where it was first commissioned in 1891 by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky. It premiered a week before Christmas in 1892 and was never performed outside Russia until 1943 in England and 1944 in the U.S. It has since become the most popular ballet act being presented during Christmas season.
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Groups (10+): $79.00
“Romeo and Juliet” on 20th December at 7:30 p.m.
“Romeo and Juliet” is one among Shakespeare’s frequently performed plays in the present times. This one hundred year old romance tragedy will be performed by the Russian National ballet Theatre with equally heart-warming choreography.
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Group (10+): $79.00
Redcliffe Cultural Centre is at Downs Street Redcliffe