St Petersburg Classic Ballet: GISELLE & THE NUTCRACKER
Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
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 soloists who will take your breath away!
The ‘Saint Petersburg Theatre Classic Ballet of Marina Medvetskaya’ (to give the company its full title) was formed in early 1996. Though a relatively young company, the artists and staff are a cross-section of the best of the Russian tradition in Classical Ballet, whilst actively seeking to inspire a new generation of Russian and international choreographers to contribute to its repertoire.
Giselle (Mon 22 Jan) is one of the few 19th century romantic ballets to survive intact, this is the quintessential story of unrequited love. Giselle, an innocent young village girl, loves to dance in spite of the uncertainty of a weak heart, and enjoys a simple life in her village. This story follows her through tender romance, heartbreak, death and the afterlife, as she ultimately saves the life of a man who has betrayed her.
The Nutcracker (Tue 23 Jan) is delightfully festive, as Clara is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince. This spectacular new version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect treat for the whole family. The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.
Tickets priced £35 (both ballets: £56) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.