Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Festival of Russian Ballet Set To Wow NZ Theatres


Festival of Russian Ballet

Following sellout performances of “The Nutcracker” in 2003 The Imperial Russian Ballet Co. return to New Zealand this September, with a stunning and diverse medley from some of the world’s great ballets.


Irina Surneva has been with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company since 1998 and her performances have included Giselle, Shopeniana, Don Quijote, Sleeping Beauty and as Princess Clara in the Nutcracker in 2003. Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and as Princess Clara in the Nutcracker in 2003.

A “Festival of Russian Ballet” consists of an eclectic mix which ranges from the magnificent “Don Quixote” to the rollicking and hilarious “French Can Can Surprise.”

The 45 strong company opens its national tour at Founders Theatre, Hamilton on Thursday 2 September and plays throughout New Zealand until Saturday 25 September.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Co was formed in 1994 headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda and Igor Moiseev's Folk Dance Ensemble, soloist Nikolai Anokhin. The Imperial Russian Ballet Co comprises 45 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia, Kiev & Perm.

The name of the company is recognition of the grand masters of Russian Classical Ballet School and the Imperial Family who made such a great contribution to the development of Russian culture including the creation of the Bolshoi and Marinsky Theatres.

The prime choreographic style adopted by the Company is a classical one, however, they also indulge in modern dance. Their stage repertoire is based on the combination of classical masterpieces and modern choreographic novelties. As well as touring the world with their various productions they find time for regular seasons in Moscow’s premier theatres.

Actively co-operating with the Imperial Russian Ballet Co are world renowned dancers & ballet stars, including Maya Plisetskaya, Patrick Dupond (Opera de Paris), Farukh Ruzimatov, Yulia Makhalina and Diana Vishneva (the Mariinsky Theatre), Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Lyudmila Semenyaka and Nadezhda Pavlova (The Bolshoi Theatre), Vladimir Malakhov and Julia Kent (American Ballet Theatre), Tamie Kusakari (Japan).

Irina Surneva has been with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company since 1998 and her performances have included Giselle, Shopeniana, Don Quixote, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and as Princess Clara in the Nutcracker in 2003.

The programme for the Festival of Russian Ballet features Acts I and II of Don Quixote, followed by excerpts from ”Bolero”, “Carmen” and “Walpurgis Night”, and finishing with a French Can Can Surprise.

Tour Dates:

2 & 3 September 7.30pm: Founders Theatre, Hamilton Book at Ticketek (07) 838 6600

Saturday 4 September 7.30pm & Sunday 5 September 5pm: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland Book at Ticketek (09) 307 5000

Wednesday 8 September 7.30pm: Regent Theatre, Dunedin Book at Ticketek (03) 477 8597

9-11 September 7.30pm: Theatre Royal, Christchurch Book at Ticketek (03) 377 8899

Sunday 12 September 5pm: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North Bookings 0800 484 253

14 & 15 September 7.30pm: Baycourt, Tauranga Bookings (07) 577 7188

17 & 18 September 7.30pm: Opera House Wellington Book at Ticketek (04) 384 3840

Sunday 19 September 5pm: Municipal Theatre, Napier Book at Ticketek (06) 835 1059

Wednesday 22 September 7.30pm: Rotorua Convention Centre Book at Ticketek (07) 350 2244

Friday 24 September 7.30pm: TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Book at Ticketek (06) 759 0021

Saturday September 7.30pm: Royal Opera House, Wanganui Bookings (06) 349 05 0511.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news