Top 10 Ballet Shows to See This Winter

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Don’t miss out the greatest ballet shows of the season featuring world-famous dancers from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Europe! We keep on updating this post!

New Year Ballet Gala in the Kremlin

Dec 17

The most famous artists of Russian/ European biggest ballet venues will perform on one stage as part of a glittering New Year ballet gala. The best parts -pas de deux(ballet duets in harmony) of the much-loved ballet productions – “The Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker” and more will be performed! The concert is sure to delight the whole family.

Don Quixote Ballet

Dec 18

Colourful, vibrant, direct, spontaneous: all these epithets can be applied to Don Quixote, but none of them can fully convey the sense of joy that the ballet invariably arouses in the audience. The red capes of the toreadors, the strumming of guitars, the clicking of castanets, coquettish glances from behind open fans.

World Ballet Stars: The Great Pas De Deux (dance duets)

Dec 30

The annual Ballet Gala is claimed to be “one of the leading cultural events of Russia”.
Most of the Gala evening will be given over to the ballets of all times, including “The Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”.

Snow Maiden Ballet

Dec 23, Jan 6, Feb 3, Feb 4

Vladimir Bourmeister’s Snow Maiden sounds like the perfect winter wonderland ballet. Based on a Russian folk tale about an exquisite icicle beauty who strays into a human village and dazzles the heart of the young Mizgir, it’s full of glittery tutus, snowy scenery and jolly Russian peasants in stripy hats and fur (The Guardian).

The “Kreutzer Sonata” Ballet

Dec 26

The modern ballet of the rising star of world choreography, Robert Binet, based on the novel ” The Kreutzer Sonata”, written by Leo Tolstoy.  

The Nutcracker” in the Kremlin 

Jan 9, Jan 10, Jan 11 

The “Nutcracker” ballet is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The “Nutcracker” is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography with a truly festive spirit.

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