TWIRLING THROUGH TCHAIKOVSKY

Financial Mail - - LIFE INBOX - Prakash Naidoo

St Peters­burg Bal­let comes to Joburg

The world-renowned St Peters­burg Bal­let re­turns to Jo­han­nes­burg next week with per­for­mances of two of Tchaikovsky’s muchloved bal­lets, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

The score will be per­formed live by the Jo­han­nes­burg Fes­ti­val Orches­tra.

The Vaganova-trained dancers are in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed and the two bal­lets are part of the com­pany’s vast reper­toire, which in­cludes such clas­si­cal mas­ter­pieces as Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Les Syl­phides, Paquita and Sleep­ing Beauty.

The 60-mem­ber com­pany is so pop­u­lar that it gives about 250 per­for­mances around the world each year.

Lav­ish sets and cos­tumes ac­com­pany the troupe on its trav­els.

Swan Lake opens at the Teatro at Mon­te­casino on Fri­day Septem­ber 15, and The Nutcracker pre­mieres on Fri­day Septem­ber 22. The per­for­mances end on Septem­ber 24. There are also mati­nee per­for­mances sched­uled.

See press for de­tails.

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