International Ballet In The Theatre
A FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET PRESENTED BY IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd.
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics. This stunning and diverse programme consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote and the dramatic Bolero to the beautiful Giselle and Dying Swan.
ACT 1 – Don Quixote (60 minutes)
Don Quixote, a retired gentleman travels the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure.
ACT 2 – Bolero (20 minutes)
Bolero is a striking and dramatic ballet and is regarded as one of world music’s masterpieces.
ACT 3 – Highlights from the world’s great ballets (45 minutes)
Including Giselle, Carmen, The Dying Swan and Le Corsaire, Gopak and Can Can Surprise
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The cast of 40 elite dancers and support staff will travel to Australia in October & November 2017.
“Bold, Brave Russians”
“In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can’t help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers.” The West Australian
DURATION 2 hours and 40 minutes including 2 intervals (subject to change without notice)
Don Quixote – 60 minutes | Interval– 20 minutes
Bolero – 20 minutes | Interval – 15 minutes
ACT 3 (45 minutes total)
Light Cavalry – 3 minutes 30 seconds
Russian Dance from Swan Lake – 5 minutes
Le Corsaire (pas de deux) – 8 minutes
Jazz Suite – 4 minutes
Dying Swan – 4 minutes
Runaway – 4 minutes
Gopak (Taras Bulba) – 1 minute 10 seconds
Giselle – 9 minutes 20 seconds
Can Can Surprize – 6 minutes