Press5After last year’s success, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with a new and vibrant Classical Ballet, The Nutcracker – a family orientated production with the Fairy Tale element and some added glitz from the beautiful costumes.

There will be no surprise to any that this production will be of the most delicate, intimate and powerful kind. This Company is known for its attention to details and, more particularly, for its dramatization in dance of the tragedy and beauty that this ballet is known for.

Join us for an unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and be part of the magic as it unfolds.

We met with Alexej Ignatow, the producer of Russian State Ballet & Opera House and asked, what make his company so unique and stand out from the rest.
“Russian State Ballet and Opera House was founded to represent quality and passion for Ballet and Opera at the highest level. Unlike many other companies that travel to Europe with ballet and opera productions, we only focus on working with established theatres in the Russian Federation. These theatres have many years of experience and, most importantly, they have an established spine of directors and leaders which have gone through the best artistic institutions in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Our logo is the assurance of a quality production. Every year we aim to bring a different artist to the UK, which means that although you may have seen a Nutcracker ballet one year, next time the set, costumes, artists and even choreography will be different. It will feel like a different show altogether, but still with the same high level of quality.”

Nutcracker2The Premiere of The Nutcracker transforms the Classical Ballet into a Fairy Tale. Featuring a timeless score from incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker is a certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance.

Full of mystery and romance, this ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide and inspires both young and old.

Alexej Ignatow added: “We often get asked how would you encourage people who have never seen a ballet before, to come and attend a ballet for the first time? And my instant reply is that you don’t need to be an expert in classical ballet or music. We ensure that the set and costumes make the production easy to follow. The music is beautiful and sometimes even if you lost in the plot, just close your eyes to enjoy the music.”

The Nutcracker ballet story is based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a Prince, and the magic starts…

Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a gem for the Russian cultural traditions, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of Russian character to one of the most well-known ballets.

They have ensured that this classical ballet remains just as spell bounding today as it was when it was first performed over 120 years ago.

It includes all the favourite elements of the Tchaikovsky’s music everyone listens to on radio or at home, such as The Spanish Dance, The Arabian Dance, The Russian Dance, The Chinese Dance, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Press6The Nutcracker is considered by many to be one of the greatest Classical Ballets of all time!

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will be coming to Chatham on Thursday 24 October at the Central Theatre.

Do not delay in purchasing your ticket for the greatest Ballet, The Nutcracker.
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