BY BILLY SUTER
TWO Durban performances, at 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, March 10, at the Playhouse Opera, have been scheduled for the touring Royal Moscow Ballet’s tribute to great Russia composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky…and even better new is that this site has THREE double tickets to give away to attend the evening performance!
To put yourself in line to win tickets, see details at the end of this story.
The dancers are scheduled for a six-city tour in March that will also cover Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, East London and Gaborone in Botswana.
“This time they bring a ballet programme celebrating one of the most celebrated Russian composers who wrote for ballet, Pyotr Tchaikovski. Act One features A Serenade for Strings – a one-act ballet with choreography by Anatoly Emelianov; Act Two features the Black pas de deux from the ballet, Swan Lake; and a one-act ballet, Franceska Da Rimini, which premieres in South Africa, also featuring choreography by Anatoly Emelianov,” says a spokesman.
Royal Moscow Ballet has toured successfully around the globe presenting more than 1000 performances. The company, which consists of graduates of the best Russian choreography, ballet and dance schools, premiered as the Royal Moscow Ballet on the August 12, 2002. The founders are Anatoly Emelianov and Anna Aleksidze.
In 2018 the Royal Moscow Ballet will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. The company has created more than 20 modern and 15 classical ballets. The ballets were created by choreographers and founders Anatoly and Aleksidze.
The Royal Moscow Ballet has visited countries such as Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya – the first visit of a Russian ballet company to East Africa, The dancers performed on specially built stages near Victoria Falls.
In honour of their contribution to the furthering of Russian Culture both Anna Alexidze and Anatoly Emelianov were awarded the prestigious Knight of the Second Order of Dyagilev in 2007.
Royal Moscow Ballet is presented by Edouard Miasnikov Agency whose objective remains to widen cultural exchange and sharing between Russia and South Africa.
Booking for all performances is at Computicket outlets. Ticket prices in Durban range in price from R200 to 300.
WIN ONE OF THREE SETS OF DOUBLE TICKETS TO THE ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET
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The three lucky winners of double tickets will be chosen and notified at noon on Monday, February 26. Good luck!