XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion presents

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Swan Lake
SLEEPING BEAUTY

New Zealand and Australia Tour 2015
August through December

The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns for a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty in 45 cities and towns across New Zealand and Australia from August.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: "The talent and dedication to service to art".

Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is located on a creative upswing. With more than 50 ballet dancers, The Russian National Ballet Theatre will give
Russian ballet a new lease of life and will commence a New Zealand and Australian tour from August 2015.

Artistic director of the theatre is honored artist of Russia Evgeny Amosov. The coach of the company is Evgenya Rytova. The basic principle of the theatre is to preserve the creative heritage of the great masters of Russian ballet and to search for new forms in choreography.
The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire. One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890 was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre's repertory.

The current staging is directed by Evgeny Amosov. With its huge cast, fairytale settings and glorious Tchaikovsky score The Sleeping Beauty remains the very essence of classical grandeur. This version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, goodness versus evil, and of course, love!

In recent years, the company has repeatedly visited on tours many countries such as USA, China, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Poland, South Korea and Japan. Nowadays, The Russian National Ballet Theatre land ceremoniously in over 15 cities in New Zealand and more than 30 cities in Australia. They will enthrall audiences in a greatest classical ballet journey.