Russian State Ballet of Siberia performing three classic ballets

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 November 2017

The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker.


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 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

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