The exquisite dancers from the Royal Moscow Ballet are coming back to Gaborone for their annual Southern African tour. The dancers are pencilled to light up the Mantlwaneng Hall at Westwood International School on March 5th and is organised by OP Advertising in association with Edouard Miasnikov (the Russian cultural impresario).
Highlights to look forward to include a presentation of three classical pieces. These includes Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture: Fantasy; the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 (Pathétique); and excerpts from Carl Orff’s scenic cantanta, Carmina Burana. All ballets for this tour have been masterfully choreographed by Anatoly Emelianov.
According to a press release from OP Advertising, the Royal Moscow Ballet has toured successfully around the globe presenting more than a thousand performances. The company, according to the release, consists of graduates of the best Russian choreography, ballet and dance schools. The Royal Moscow Ballet was established on the 12 August 2002, by its founders namely Anatoly Emelianov and Anna Aleksidze. The release further says that the tour continues last year’s theme of celebrating the great Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
“This time two pieces are on the bill: Romeo and Juliet, which is one of the best loved one-act ballets, featuring a score by Tchaikovsky, based on Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed young lovers. The Symphony No. 6, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony,” explains the release.
“The composer entitled the work “The Passionate Symphony”, that was then incorrectly translated into French as “pathétique”, meaning “solemn” or “emotive”,” it says. Meanwhile, German composer Carl Heinrich Maria Orff, is best known for his distinctive cantata Carmina Burana (1935) based on 24 poems, mostly boisterous and bawdy, from the medieval collection of texts of the same name. Tickets are currently on sale through the WebTickets network and agents located at most Spar stores and the Riverwalk Kiosk.