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NDER the di­rec­tion of Marine Med­vet­skaya, Saint Peters­burg Clas­sic Bal­let has won plau­dits across Rus­sia, Scan­di­navia and the United States.

Now Wat­ford Colos­seum au­di­ences now have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the su­perb artistry of this ac­claimed com­pany on its first UK tour.

Com­bin­ing clas­si­cal train­ing and tech­nique with the best-loved Rus­sian bal­lets, Saint Peters­burg Clas­sic Bal­let’s per­for­mances have an air of magic, com­ple­mented by a full or­ches­tra and out­stand­ing male soloists who will take your breath away.

Tour­ing a tra­di­tional reper­toire which fea­tures prin­ci­ple dancer Natalia Ro­manova – one of the pupils of the late leg­endary bal­le­rina Natalya Dudin­skaya – the bal­lets will cer­tainly en­chant dance fans.

The Nutcracker is a de­light­fully fes­tive tale, and the per­fect in­tro­duc­tion to bal­let, as Clara is whisked away on a fairy­tale ad­ven­ture by her Nutcracker prince and one of the few 19th cen­tury Ro­man­tic bal­lets to sur­vive in­tact.

Giselle tells of a vil­lage girl whose ev­er­last­ing love saves her beloved from a wretched dance to the death.

Saint Peters­burg Bal­let Theatre was formed in 1996 by Ma­rina Med­vet­skaya, who her­self is a dis­ci­ple of Vakhtang Chaboukiana and was the Prima Bal­le­rina of the Tbil­isi State Aca­demic Opera and Bal­let Theatre.

Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Ma­rina Med­vet­skaya said: “It has been a dream of mine to bring this com­pany to au­di­ences in the UK.

“We have en­joyed won­der­ful re­views from Amer­ica, North­ern and Eastern Europe and I be­lieve UK dance fans will em­brace the beauty, power and dex­ter­ity of our male and fe­male dancers in these icon bal­lets.”

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