Russian dancers in fine form at Guild

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THE Royal Moscow Ballet graced the Guild Theatre stage with their amazing talents on Monday night.

For one night, the East London audience was treated to a medley of dances, paying tribute to three great Russian composers, namely Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Borodin.

The production showcased the ballet Paganini, scenes from Swan Lake,The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty as well as the Polovtsian Dance from the opera, Prince Igor.

The company has been touring South Africa since the beginning of this month and will return with The Stars of The Russian Ballet in August, with a production paying tribute to one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century, Rudolf Nureyev.

TOP CLASS: Russian principal ballet dancers Aleksander Petrichenko and Elizaveta Labacheva rehearse the Black pas de deux from ‘Swan Lake’, which was later performed to a full-house at the Guild Theatre. Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT
POISE: Russian principal ballet dancers Natalia Odinokova and Dimitri Kozhemiakin perform the one-act ballet ‘Paganini’ at the Guild Theatre. Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT

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