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National Ballet of Ukraine to stage Ballet "Swan Lake" in Kunming

By : InKunming | Published: 2011-November-17

The National Ballet of Ukraine will bring their classical ballet “Swan Lake” to Kunming on January 7 and 8 next year.

The tickets are being sold at Kunming Theatre. Tell: 0871-3169950

The national ballet brings together many elite dancers. Today, let’s talk about them.

Natalia Domracheva, as the role-player of Black Swan, has been the principal dancer of Kiev National Opera and Ballet Theatre. She was born in Russia. And she graduated from the Kiev National Government Ballet School in 2002. She received many awards of international ballet competitions. Repertoire: The Nutcracker-Klara, Gizelle, La Bayadera- Gomzatty, The Don-Kihote- Kitry, The Sleeping Beauty-Princes Aurora, La Selfide and others.

Serguei Sydorskyi plays the role of prince. He graduated from the Kyiv Choreography School in 1999 and joined the ballet troupe of the National Opera of Ukraine by the same year. He also received many awards of international ballet competitions. He has performed in roles such as prince of the Sleeping Beauty, prince of the Nutcracker, prince of the Romeo and Juliet and so on.

The Kiev Ballet Theater has received recognition all over the world. Its history began in 1867 when it was just a city opera theater. Today "The National Opera of Ukraine" (the theater's official name) became the first stage of the state. During more than 200 year history the theater has gone through many changes and developed one of the biggest repertories in the world.

The theater building and its interior bring some additional charm to this magic. The Neo-Renaissance style design is an excellent frame for the world of harmony, lofty matters and spiritual enrichment which takes place in this building.

New generation of ballet dancers demonstrates the high level of mastery and artistic perfection, continue bright traditions of the Ukrainian musical culture. The names of young Ukrainian dancers Konstantin Kostyukov, Irina Dvorovenko, Elena Filip'eva, Maksim Belotserkovsky, Vladislav Kalinin, Vadim Solomaha among those who preserve the classic heritage of Kiev ballet school.

The tickets are on sale starting Tuesday (Nov 1, 2011).

Ukraine artists will present the ballet Swan Lake in Kunming on January 7 and 8, 2012.

Kunming Theatre had recently signed the Swan Lake project with the ballet from the National Opera of Ukraine.

Tchaikovsky’s first ballet, Swan Lake is considered as one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.

The National Opera of Ukraine (formerly the Kiev Ballet Theatre), was established in the 1860's and soon developed a reputation for its fine ballet and opera work.

Some of the world famous dancers that have performed with The Kiev Ballet include: Serge Lifar, Maya Pisetskaya, Nadejda Pavlova and Marina Timofeeva from the Bolshoi Theatre and Irene Kolpakova, Alla Osipenko, Vladimir Malahov and Bregvadze from the Kirov Ballet.

To date there are 24 ballets in the repertory of The Kiev Ballet, which makes it one of the biggest repertories in the world.  

(Editor:Ryan Li)

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