Wednesday, July 4, 2012

More information about the Imperial Russian Ballet

I know after reading my review, some of you are really keen to go and watch this magnificent performance, and for your benefit I have included the press release for this production.

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 July, 2012


The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Cape Town during July to the Baxter Theatre. Last year their sold-out season of Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker, thrilled Capetonians.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company consists of 40 dancers. This company is one of the most successful and well-known ballet companies in Moscow. Their repertoire consists of a number of outstanding full-length classical masterpieces, together with certain aspects of modern choreography in some of their works. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company consists of outstanding dancers trained by famous ballet teachers, and
also attracts the expertise of leading artists from European and American companies.The Company has seen a number of soloists in its ranks.

Their programme includes Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Walpurgis Nacht. the one-act ballet from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, Adagio from the ballet Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov, the Grand pas de deux from the ballet Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and the finally the Can-Can Surprise by Jacques Offenbach.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was founded in 1994 on the initiative of legendary Russian ballerina Maija Plisetzkaya. Thia company has been on tours to countries around world such as Australia, Germany, Finland, Spain Portugal, USA, Uruguay and Japan.

Under the direction of innovative Artistic Director, Gediminas Taranda, this production ought not to be missed! Taranda, a soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, has worked closely with the famous dancer, Maija Plisetzkaya. He followed and pursued her modern style of dancing. Ballet-lovers can enjoy their creativity and initiative in this production. Taranda’s name always promised new dance style innovations within the company.

Only six performances will be performed at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Ticket prices range from R130 to R250 and can be booked at Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.

The company will also performs at:
4 – 8 July – Cape Town Baxter Theatre
12 & 13 July – State Theatre, Pretoria
14 & 15 July - JoBurg Theatre

Issued by Linette de Kock
Marketing & Public Relations
Tel 021 461 3746
Mobile 082 224 1030

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