Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. A full orchestra complements the classical purity of the dancing and traditional staging, to bring a taste of imperial Russia to the UK.
Touring a traditional repertoire of Tchaikovsky favourites, which features principal 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. This season also premieres the company’s brand new staging of The Sleeping Beauty; the enchanting and romantic story of Princess Aurora, who is rescued from a deep sleep by her valiant Prince, features Wicked Carabosse, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairytale characters.
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet 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. Although a relatively new company, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet draws on the heritage of centuries of classical dance to deliver traditional productions of the best-loved Russian ballets.
The Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet is on at Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from 2nd – 5th January. Times: (Sleeping Beauty) Jan 2nd 7.30pm; Jan 3rd 2.30pm & 7.30pm. (Nutcracker) Jan 4th 7.30pm; Jan 5th 2.30pm & 7.30pm. (Nutcracker) Jan 4th 7.30pm; Jan 5th Admission: £27.50 – £42.50. Phone: 0203 285 6000
Photos: credit Kristyna Kashvili