The Mikhailovsky Theatre presents Cipollino at the London Coliseum, bringing a unique and special ballet from Karen Khachaturian, Gennady Rykhlov and Genrikh Mayorov to the capital city. The former is one of the most renowned composers in Russia and with the talents of the Mikhailovsky Theatre working to bring this show to the stage, audiences can be certain of a memorable experience as skilled dancers perform to some wonderful music. But what makes this ballet so special is that it is suitable for all ages, with the plight of vegetables at the heart of the story for the children and some impressive workmanship keeping adults entertained throughout.
The Mikhailovsky Theatre prides itself on being amongst the oldest ballet houses in all of Russia, having been around since the first half of the nineteenth century and providing glorious productions ever since. Based in St. Petersburg, they arrive at the London Coliseum in 2010 to present a wide range of productions that are likely to impress UK ballet fans to no end, with their anticipated versions of “Swan Lake”, “Laurencia” and “Giselle” offering some captivating shows this season. With Cipollino they try something a little different, with a ballet that provides an exciting spectacle for younger audience members, in addition to the older crowd who can still find something in this expertly crafted show.
The story focuses on a group of vegetables and their plight against the aristocracy, who in this case take the form of mean fruits. The tale was put together by the Italian writer Gianni Rodari, with the focus lying on the character of Little Onion boy, who is surrounded by a team of colourful characters, including Mr Pumpkin and Master Grape, two vital men of the community, as well as Radish – his girlfriend. Together they must stand up to the likes of Count Cherry and Prince Lemon if they want to be treated with the respect that they deserve. With Cipollino, Gennady Rykhlov and Genrikh Mayorov have adapted Rodari’s classic fairy tale and created an enchanting show for various ages.
It is likely to be a glorious challenge for the Mikhailovsky Theatre and one that can introduce the world of ballet to a new generation of theatregoers. As a result, it is not one to be missed.
Cipollino is at the London Coliseum from Saturday 17th July 2010 to Saturday 24th July 2010.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 17th July 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 24th July 2010|
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