Russian ballet to perform Nutcracker

22 September 2016

Local ballet students will join the Imperial Russian Ballet Company on stage in The Nutcracker at Albury Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 18 October at 7.30pm.

The Nutcracker follows the ballet company’s sell-out performances last year of Swan Lake and it tells a Christmas story where the children travel to the land of sweets, featuring Tchaikovsky’s recognisable music score including The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

In August, students aged between 6 and 11 from the Regional Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) had tuition from the Imperial Russian Ballet dancers.

The ballet company makes a point of recruiting children from local ballet schools in the cities that they perform in around the world.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. Tickets are selling fast and limited seats are available to the performance.

Tickets are available from Albury Entertainment Centre’s website or the box office at 525 Swift St.

Cost: $86.90 adult, $76.90 concession/student, $66.90 child under 13, $76.90 member adult, $66.90 member concession