This year’s Dance series incorporates 4 different dance troops, returning to the big screen is THE BOLSHOI BALLET, live from Russia and THE ROYAL BALLET live from London. Two exciting new additions are THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET and MARIINSKY.
Individual Ticket Prices: $24.00 Adult & $12.00 Child 12yrs under. ONLY AVIALABLE AT THE DOOR.
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**Individual Event Tickets are NOT available in advance, sorry (due to cost and wastage - trust us we've tried!), they are only available at the door the day of the performance. We have 396 seats - plus WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - and GUARANTEE if we SELL OUT, the next performance is on us!
MARCO SPADA Bolshoi Ballet (2hrs30min) – title change
Showtimes: Sunday March 30 9:55AM
For technical and artistic reasons, the live broadcast of The Golden Age will be replaced by a never-seen-before ballet Marco Spada, which will be broadcast live on the same date and time, Sunday, March 30, 2014.
The bandit Marco Spada cheerfully plunders the surrounding region just under the nose of the Governor. He hides his identity carefully and raises his daughter Angela in a castle. Completely unaware of his double life and his clandestine activities, Angela is concerned about her love situation. She longs for Prince Frederici but is shattered when she discovers she may not be able to marry him as he is already engaged…
Recently added to the Bolshoi’s repertoire (November 2013), this “swashbuckling” ballet, rarely presented previously, nows sees its rebirth on the stage of the famed theatre. Re-created specifically for the Bolshoi by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte, “Marco Spada, or the Bandit’s Daughter” is a grandiose and unique ballet both on a technical and dramatic level: complex choreography, five lead roles created for five principals, several changes in scenery, the participation of nearly all the Corps de ballet, and even the presence of animals on stage… With its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapping heroines, rebellion, and lovers misunderstandings, Marco Spada is a fresh and joyful ballet not to be missed.
SLEEPING BEAUTY Royal Ballet (3hrs10min)
Showtimes: Sunday April 27 9:55AM
First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography and Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. It is also The Royal Ballet's signature work. Today's Sleeping Beauty not only captures the mood of the original but shows that this is very much a living work for The Royal Ballet, growing and changing with the Company while celebrating its past.
A WINTER’S TALE Royal Ballet (3hrs)
Showtimes: THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELED TO CINEMA AUDIENCES (Sunday May 4 9:55AM)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Royal Ballet (3hrs13min)
Those familiar with Lewis Carroll’s literary menagerie of colorful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance. The whole Company is drawn into the fun, dancing a myriad of quirky characters: a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar and so many more. Alice and the Knave of Hearts, deftly danced by two Royal Ballet Principal dancers, are at the centre of the story, and the role of The Queen of Hearts, another Principal, is wittily captured with hilarious results. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly imagined show and, with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure.