Peter Schaufuss Ballet - Sleeping Beauty
'Peter Schaufuss's Tchaikovsky trilogy generates excitement wherever it is staged'
'Nothing less than genius'
Jylands Posten (Copenhagen)
'This immensely talented man knew what he wanted to do, grabbed the chance and did it'
'This trilogy is a juicy treat'
Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky's second and most romantic ballet, premiered in St Petersberg in 1890. Since its premiere there have been countless tradtional productions and some modern versions. The traditional emphasis is on dancing and technique; in the modern, psychological interpretation usually comes to the fore, focusing on the struggle between good and evil and a young girl's transition from child to woman.
Danish superstar Alban Lendorf dances all performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.
Irek Mukhamedov, once entitled “best dancer in the world”, will be performing alongside the sensational 22-year-old Danish superstar, Alan Lendorf.
With two such top line talents sharing a stage, Schaufuss’s version of the Tchaikovsky classics will be a spectacular feat.
Former Bolshoi and Royal Ballet superstar, Mukhamedov, whose electrifying repertoire has long captivated London audiences under MacMillan’s tutelage, will return once more since his riveting final appearance in Mayerling, in 2004.
Irek, who was decorated with the Order of the British Empire in 2000 says, “London is the place that has had the most profound effect on my life and I am delighted to perform again, in the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee & Olympics.”
He will be playing the roles of Rothbart in Swan Lake, the Queen’s husband and Aurora’s and Carabosses’s father in Sleeping Beauty, Clara’s Father and Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier in The Nutcracker, in all performances of all three ballets.
For the Saturday trilogy on 28th July – book all three ballets at the same time and at the same price and pay for only two.
Seats with Treats
When you buy a PREMIUM SEAT you treat yourself or someone special to a glamorous visit to the London Coliseum that includes best seats, luxury chocolates and souvenir programme.
For the ultimate Tchaikovsky Trilogy treat buy a VIP PASS and take a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes. With the VIP PASS you can enjoy all the benefits of a Premium Seat as well as meeting the stars backstage.
Wednesday 24th is a Charity Gala performance: DANCER FOR CANCER (special prices)
*To book this package online start by selecting your seats for the first performance. When you get to the “your ticket choices” page please select “continue shopping”. This will take you back to the home page from where you can pick the next performance. Continue with this until you have seats for all three of the Saturday performances. At this point only select “proceed to checkout”.
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