The Imperial Russian Ballet Company has returned to Cape Town after their sold-out season of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ last year and will perform at the Baxter Theatre until Sunday July 8.
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 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 and consists of 40 dancers. They are 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 company has been on tours to countries around world such as Australia, Germany, Finland, Spain Portugal, the USA, Uruguay and Japan.
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