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Giselle – Moscow City Ballet – Opera House, Manchester


Music: Adolphe Adam Version & Direction: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Choreography: Jules Perrot, Jean Correli, Marius Petipa, Leonid Lavrovsky, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Giselle is one of the few surviving ‘white’ Romantic ballets, first performed in Paris in 1841, created by Jules Perrot and Jean Correli. Much of their version apparently survives, augmented by the 1884 production by the legendary Marius Petipa ...

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Giselle – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester  


Composer: Adolphe Adam Artistic Director: Lyudmila Nerubaschenko Reviewer: Bill Avenell Chichester Festival Theatre even with its revamp may not be quite the Royal Opera House and Liliya Orekhova and Talgat Kozhabaev not quite in the league of Fonteyn and Nuryev but in their current tour The Moscow City Ballet and two of its established principals give a lovely interpretation of ...

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Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Moscow City Ballet

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director & Choreographer: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov (after Marius Petipa) Reviewer: Fiona Hannon What better way to clear away the post-Christmas blues than with a warm and sparkling production of The Nutcracker? This perennial Christmas favourite enthralled an audience at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on a chilly January evening. This production is part of Moscow City Ballet's 25th anniversary ...

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Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake – The Hawth, Crawley

Swan Lake

Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Producer: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Ballet Mistress: Lyudmila Nerubashchenko Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3.5]   The phrase ‘curates egg’ springs to mind. Having enjoyed a number of Moscow City Ballet productions over the year, Swan Lake certainly was enjoyable but perhaps not quite as pleasing as productions in previous seasons. As my young companion suggested, it did not have quite ...

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Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker – Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton.

The Nutcracker Royal & Derngate

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov after Marius Petipa Conductor: Igor Shavruk Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4.5] The first thing you notice when entering the Derngate auditorium is the stage. Even with the curtain down its size alone leaves an instant impression and before you have even found your seat the excitement of what awaits behind it creeps in. It is ...

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Swan Lake – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Producer: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Ballet Mistress: Lyudmila Nerubashenko Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3.5] There is always a slight frisson of excitement when the phrases, Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, a Moscow Ballet Company, are put together and there was certainly a frisson last night as a packed house at Brighton waited to be entranced. Well, I wasn’t entranced but I did ...

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Moscow City Ballet : The Nutcracker – Richmond Theatre

Composer: Tchaikovsky Original Choreography: Petipa Adapted Choreography: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 4] What an embarrassment of riches to have so many first class classical dancers on hand that they are not identified in a cast list. There was no way to know who was dancing Clara, Drosselmeyer, the Nutcracker Prince or the Sugar Plum Fairy let alone the ...

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Moscow City Ballet : The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Choreographers: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, Lyudmila Nerubashenko Conductor: Igor Shavruk Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:4] Founded by former Bolshoi Ballet soloist and choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, for the past 20 years Moscow City Ballet has been one of Russia’s most successful touring companies and is accompanied by a live orchestra. In the first act we are transported ...

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