The Bolshoi Theatre has attracted national media attention in recent months following the acid attack on the ballet artistic director.
Next week a former dancer with the company will attract Swindon’s attention with performances of two stunning ballets which he has directed.
On Monday 4 November, the Wyvern Theatre will present The Nutcracker; and on Tuesday 5 November, Romeo and Juliet.
Both shows are produced by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House, who astounded audiences earlier this year with their sensational operas Madame Butterfly and La Boheme.
Konstantin Uralsky was with the Bolshoi Ballet for a decade, beginning in 1978, and toured world-wide with the company in shows such as Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Ivan the Terrible, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Spartacus.
Uralsky has been creating ballets for more than twenty years. He is a classic Russian artist and his work is a phenomenon in Russian national culture, renowned for its creative expression.
A number of ballet productions choreographed by Uralsky are exceptional in their depth of philosophical conceptual thinking and valuable creative discoveries in the field of music and choreographic drama.
The Nutcracker transforms the classical ballet into a fairy-tale, with a timeless score from incredible composer Tchaikovsky. This certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance, has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide.
Romeo and Juliet is probably the world’s best known love story. William Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet was one of the first works of literature to inspire ballet choreographers, so perfectly suited to dance are its drama, romance and tragedy. Set to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs.
Book today at wyverntheatre.org.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.
In February 2014, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will come back to Swindon with Bizet’s Carmen, an opera performed with a large, live orchestra. Tickets are now on sale.