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London Russian Ballet School

An Evening of Contemporary and Classical Ballet

Repertoire

Act I: Siberian Tales
A. Pakhmutova – V. Varnava (European premiere)
Act II: Paquita
L. Minkus – M. Petipa

Performers

Evgeny Goremykin
artistic director
Vladimir Varnava
choreographer
Ben Palmer
conductor
Orchestra of St Paul’s

Ballet and music lovers will be thrilled by the classical and contemporary and the enthusiastic performances of these young professional dancers, many of whom are about to embark on their professional careers.

Award-winning Russian choreographer, Vladimir Varnava, brings his new production of Siberian Tales to this tour. The European premiere is an evocative work, a story of magic and love set deep in the Copper Mountains to ignite the imagination of the audience with spell binding contemporary dance. This ballet is performed to the music of composer Alexksandra Pakhmytova, a highly acclaimed living Russian composer, a student of Vissarion Shebalin, and this music forms part of her famous Russian Suite. An intriguing opportunity for all music lovers.

The sparkling classical ballet Paquita is a must for all ballet fans, and is famous as a showcase of Russian technique, with the glittering music of Minkus and the gorgeous choreography of Marius Petipa. It is a glorious harmony of beautiful music set to the aristocratic choreography of Petipa at a spectacular wedding where the guests almost outshine the bride and groom.

The performance will be accompanied by the Orchestra of St Paul’s, a dynamic and exciting professional chamber orchestra resident at the famous Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, under the baton of conductor Ben Palmer.

‘London Russian Ballet school is one to watch – it is becoming an important contributor to the capital’s ballet scene’ (London Dance)

‘The young dancers , enjoying themselves, were a pleasure to watch as they sashayed around the stage’ (Dance Europe)

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