World class ballet comes to Blackley

World class ballet comes to Blackley

In November, we were delighted to host staff and students from the London Russian Ballet School for two very special performances of Ballets Russes and Beyond which featured music from composers Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

The matinee audience was made up of academy students and a number of local primary schools. They were treated to a series of extracts, including sections from Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Swan Lake.

When questioned later about the performance Maya from Year 7 said the show was… “very entertaining, mesmerising. I felt like I was inside a story.” whilst Abby in Year 10 enthused, “[the performance] inspires me to incorporate different elements into my dancing.”

The free evening performance, which was open to the whole community, was enhanced by the addition of an extract from Les Sylphides. Audiences went away absolutely enthralled be their enchanting evening, when ballet came to Blackley.

Matthew Dougall, from the website reviewernumber9 wrote, “Ballet is about beauty, artistry, spectacle, and this company had all of these. The costumes (all originals from Russia) were superb, and the discipline and talent on display was awe-inspiring.”

Read Matthew’s full review here:  https://number9reviews.blogspot.com/2019/11/amateur-dance-review-ballet-russes-and.html