Moscow City Ballet brings Swan Lake to Chichester Festival Theatre from January 5-7, followed by The Sleeping Beauty from January 8-10.
Spokeswoman Claire Pickles said: “Renowned dance company Moscow City Ballet returns following a triumphant 2014-2015 season with its dramatic traditional story-telling and captivating performances.
“The company arrives in the UK on the back of its first US tour where it mesmerised a whole new fan base.
“The company’s dazzling repertoire of full-scale ballet classics – Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty – emphasise the fact that Russian big-story ballets combine artistry, technique, narrative and live music, providing a true dancing experience.
“Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the dexterity and grace of principal ballerinas Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.
“Moscow City Ballet will be accompanied on tour by the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra who will provide a luscious soundtrack to this magical season of dance.
“Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally-gifted dancers.
“Now under the artistic direction of Ludamila Neroubashchenko, the company continues to be committed to promoting ballet in the Russian classical tradition to audiences all over the world.”
Claire added: “Swan Lake is performed in all its original splendour by some of the world’s finest dancers. It tells the epic story of Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette who, tricked by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile, would rather die together then live apart. The ballet is performed beautifully to the familiar score by Tchaikovsky.”
Visit www.cft.org.uk to book tickets. Log on to moscowcityballet.com/en to find out more about the company.
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