Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Storyhouse in Chester this January to entertain audiences with one of the most iconic ballets of all time, Swan Lake.
The dance company draws on the heritage of centuries of classical dance to deliver traditional productions of the best loved Russian ballets. A relative newcomer to the UK, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has already built a following of audiences who appreciate the artistry and technique of this company of exquisite young dancers and stars of the future.
Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breathtaking style. There are no gimmicks or flashy stage sets, this is strictly ballet. A pageant, a tradition, a true celebration of the art form – and an ideal introduction to ballet to anyone who has never experienced it first-hand before.
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 dancers Natalia Romanova, Evgeny Silakov and Yassaui Mergaliyev (seen on BBC’s The Greatest Dancer early in 2019) – the ballets will certainly enchant dance fans.
Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece – the tragic tale of the fateful love between Prince Siegfried and Odette, Queen of the Swans, has an instantly recognisable score.
While hunting, Prince Siegfried catches sight of a stunning swan. As he draws his bow to shoot, the swan transforms into a beautiful woman, Odette. She tells him that she is a princess who has been cursed by an evil sorcerer to spend her days in the form of a swan and swim in a lake of tears. At night, she becomes a human again. The spell can only be broken if a prince swears his eternal fidelity to her, otherwise she and the other maidens must remain swans forever. Tricked by the evil Rothbart into declaring his love for another, Siegfried pays the ultimate price for his betrayal.
Tickets for Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake are on sale now priced from £22.50. Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee.
SAINT PETERSBURG CLASSIC BALLET: SWAN LAKE
Thursday 30 January – Saturday 1 February 2020
Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7.30pm
Friday 31 January 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 1 February 2020 at 2.30pm
Saturday 1 February 2020 at 7.30pm
Tickets from £22.50 – each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee
Running time approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
Act 1: 1 hour 40 minutes and 20-minute interval
Act 2: 35 minutes and 15-minute interval
Act 3: 25 minutes
HOW TO BOOK
Online: Visit www.storyhouse.com
By Phone: Call 01244 409 113
In person: Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR