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Nutcracker1 Nutcracker2   Moscow City Ballet celebrates its Silver Anniversary with an eagerly anticipated return to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Mon 4 – Wed 6 Nov. The Waterside marks the start of their UK tour as the popular ballet company performs a dramatic and entertaining programme of two Russian classics; Romeo & Juliet (Mon 4 Nov) and the Nutcracker (Tue 5 & Wed 6 Nov). Romeo & Juliet and the Nutcracker showcase the fact that Russian ‘big story’ ballet combines artistry, technique, narrative and live music, thus providing a true dancing experience.  Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity, grace and vitality of the principal dancers. Romeo and Juliet is a signature piece of the company’s repertoire set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score.  All the hustle and bustle of Renaissance Verona is brought to life in this powerful production following the fate of the star-crossed teenage lovers. The Nutcracker boasts Tchaikovsky’s rich score, complete with stunning costumes and sumptuous sets.  This enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, including a visit to the delicious Land of Sweets and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy, and is a real festive treat. Founded in 1988 by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, who sadly died in April this year after, Moscow City Ballet remains in the safe hands of his wife LudmilaNeroubashchenko, who has been leading the ballet company for the last few years, will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian Classical tradition all over the world. We are looking forward to a successful 25th Anniversary Season of 2013-2014. Neroubashchenko, who has been leading the ballet company for the last few years. Ludmila will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions, as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian classical tradition to audiences all over the world. Ludmila Neroubashchenko said, “We are committed to continue entertaining audiences with our Russian jewels performed by world class dancers. This season we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, so we hope to commemorate it with a magical and entertaining tour in memory of Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, former Bolshoi Ballet soloist and distinguished choreographer.”   Moscow City Ballet will be accompanied on tour by the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra who provide a dynamic vitality to this remarkable season of dance. Book your tickets now at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)


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