Russian State Ballet of Siberia performing three classic ballets

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 November 2017

The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker.

Submitted

One of Russian’s leading ballet companies will perform three classic stories at Bristol’s Hippodrome in January.

Swan Lake.Swan Lake.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia, accompanied by the orchestra of the Russian State Ballet, will perform Cinderella, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

The company has more than 40 dancers and 30 musicians, who will merge ballet tradition and modern digital equipment to build an imaginative set.

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.”

Cinderella.Cinderella.

Cinderella is one of the world’s favourite rags to riches stories, where a woman’s dreams of dancing with a prince magically come true with the help of her fairy godmother.

As her glittering gown turns back into rags, she leaves a crystal slipper behind – along with a smitten prince eager to find his lost love.

The love stories continue in Swan Lake, largely considered one of the greatest romantic ballets, brought to life alongside Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

It includes the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom, to a moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation.

The dual role of Odette and Odile is one of ballet’s biggest technical challenges.

Meanwhile The Nutcracker is a much-loved festive story, where audiences are swept into a fantasy world when the clock strikes midnight.

Nothing is quite as it seems, as toy dolls spring to life, and the Mouse King and his army battle with the Nutcracker Prince.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia was formed in 1981 and has built up a reputation for delivering high quality performances.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will perform The Nutcracker at the Hippodrome on January 15 at 7.30pm.

Cinderella will be shown on January 16 at 7.30pm, and Swan Lake on January 17 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £20.40-49.40, are available from www.atgtickets.com/bristol

More from Weston Mercury

19:41

Police have cordoned off Worle Railway Station for an ongoing police incident this evening (Thursday).

Read more
20:00

Fans of Abba and Grease can enjoy two hours of their greatest hits at The Playhouse on November 29.

Read more
The Playhouse Weston-super-Mare

Life satisfaction and happiness levels have dropped in North Somerset in the past year, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.

Read more

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has reassured people a teenager did not die in Worle last night (Wednesday) after rumours circulated on social media.

Read more

Weston-super-Mare’s first balloon launch and ‘night glow’ which was due to take place on Saturday, has been postponed due to poor weather conditions.

Read more

Future bids for fracking to take place across North Somerset should be decided by the authority and not the Government, according to councillors.

Read more

A ‘spectacular’ firework display will take place on Marine Parade on Saturday.

Read more

A woman has been injured after colliding with a car in Weston this morning (Thursday).

Read more

A Priory Community School (PCSA) teacher has been cooking up tasty treats on a national cooking television programme.

Read more

An accident involving two cars in Worle has resulted in slow moving traffic this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists