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The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the UK.

On tour January – March 2019



La Fille mal gardée

Snow Maiden

Swan Lake

The Nutcracker


Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet

Sergei Bobrov – Artistic Director

Anatoly Tchepurnoi – Music Director and Chief Conductor


The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2019 for a 23-venue schedule (2 January – 16 March). It will be the Company’s 17th UK tour and will feature exquisite performances of six of the world’s most popular ballets.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are exceptional, delighting audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and beautiful costumes as each storyline unfolds to the live accompaniment of the orchestra. The company comprises over 40 dancers and 30 musicians. The productions merge traditional and digital worlds with an imaginative staging set against an ever-changing colourful backdrop with magical special effects.

Commenting on the dates, Artistic Director, Sergei Bobrov said, “We very much look forward to our annual UK tour. With a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians performing some classic scores, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage which I believe will leave a wonderful impression in the minds of the audience. It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to the British public.”

Previous reviews:

“neatly and zestily danced by a corps of 24” – Financial Times

“It is easy to see why this company is so highly acclaimed and why the tour to date has won such high praise.” – Hull Daily Mail

“Mesmerising Masterpiece” – Bournemouth Daily Echo

“The company’s rendition of the classic fairytale Cinderella, cleverly choreographed by Sergei Bobrov, was a magical and comical feat.” – Ipswich Star

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La Fille mal gardée

Recreated by Alexander Gorsky, this remains one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed. A gentle tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found. It is a masterpiece of comedy. With plenty of ribbons, romance and rivalry, La Fille mal gardée conjures up a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer’s daughter and they find inventive ways to avoid her mother. Complete with virtuoso pas de deux, maypole and clog dances, this classic ballet will send you home happy.

Performing in Basingstoke • Brighton • Buxton • Halifax • High Wycombe • Liverpool • Norwich • Oxford • Swindon • Wimbledon


Swan Lake

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tutu as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette, as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.

Performing in Basingstoke • Blackpool • Brighton • Bristol • Bournemouth • Buxton • Darlington • Edinburgh • Halifax • High Wycombe • Ipswich • Leicester • Oxford • Southend • Sheffield • Wolverhampton

The Nutcracker

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse King and his mouse army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…

Performing in Basingstoke • Blackpool • Brighton • Bristol • Bournemouth • Buxton • Darlington • High Wycombe • Hull • Ipswich • Leicester • Liverpool • Manchester • Northampton • Southend • Swindon • Wimbledon • Wolverhampton


UK TOUR 2019


BRIGHTON Theatre Royal Box Office 0844 871 7650 – Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge. (booking fees apply)

4 Feb La Fille mal Gardée 7.30pm

5 Feb Swan Lake 7.30pm

6 Feb The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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