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Swan Lake: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre To Make Hong Kong Debut In 2018

Swan Lake: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre To Make Hong Kong Debut In 2018
By Isabel Wong
October 26, 2017
Catch the full-length production of Swan Lake in Hong Kong with statuesque dancer Irina Kolesnikova

Having toured around the world, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is bringing the full length production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Hong Kong for the first time in May 2018 with prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova.

See also: ON VIEW: HONG KONG—10 Dances Inspired By Our City

The 60-member St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will come to Hong Kong from sold out seasons in London and Paris and for a limited season from 1 May 2018, the traditional Russian classical ballet company will perform at Lyric Theatre at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Centre with tickets available now.

Photo: Courtesy of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre
Photo: Courtesy of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the world's most famous ballet Swan Lake has been presented by St Petersburg Ballet Theatre in six continents along with other classical masterpieces like Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty.

“This is the real thing: grand-scale Russian ballet and a complete classical full-length work. If you see only one ballet in your life, let it be this,” said the tour producer Andrew Guild.

Photo: Courtesy of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre
Photo: Courtesy of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Founded by Konstantin Tachkin in 1994, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its Vaganova trained dancers but also for its grand and full-length productions with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes.

As one of the most successful Russian ballet tour companies, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has performed in various European cities, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Macau and Taiwan. 

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake will be on show at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for a week from 1 May 2018. For more information, visit st-petersburg-ballet.com and get your tickets at hkticketing.com.

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