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Thursday, May 2, 2013


(Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova dancing Odette in Act II of “Swan Lake”)

The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to Johannesburg in July to present a full-length, four-act classic production of the world’s most famous ballet – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

It has been six years since South African balletomanes last thrilled to performances of the 55-member company of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre who now spend almost nine months of every year travelling the world with their magnificent repertoire of full-length classics. In 2004 and again in 2007, the St Petersburg Ballet toured South Africa collecting rave reviews and hanging out the “Sold Out” sign at almost every performance.

Now the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is returning to Johannesburg for a limited season. It will perform exclusively at The Teatro at Montecasino and premieres on July 10, 2013.

First performed in St. Petersburg in 1895, Swan Lake with its unrivalled “white acts”, its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story, is the ballet that towers above all others.

The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for beautiful dancers but also for stunning and grand full-length productions.

International Producer, Andrew Guild said. “Not only do The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre bring their troupe of Vaganova trained dancers , they also bring their magnificent scenery; scenery that has audiences applauding even as the curtain rises, along with sumptuous costumes, dozens of dazzling white tutus and hundreds of pink pointe shoes. The St Petersburg Ballet is truly traditional Russian classical ballet at its very best.”

Booking is at Computicket. Response has been so strong to this production that six extra performances have been added.