Laurencia is the classic work of Vakhtang Chabukiani, which is set to be presented by the Mikhailovsky Theatre in 2010 at the home of English ballet, the London Coliseum. This revival will make up one of many opportunities to witness the skills and talents of Russia’s most prestigious dance group, who have been entertaining audiences for nearly two centuries. With Laurencia they will be bringing a show to the capital for the first time in half a century, making London the first location on the planet that will witness this significant event. With acclaimed talents working behind the scenes and a classic text that has been missing for some time, Laurencia will be a unique and popular ballet in July 2010.
The show takes us to a village in Spain following a ferocious battle, where the characters of Laurencia and Frondoso are found. The latter is in love with the title character and this causes much ridicule in the village, but when the Commander from the battle arrives and decides to court Laurencia, it sets in motion a horrifying series of events. Laurencia does not cooperate with the Commander and in his resentment he leaves the village, only to return in an attempt to abduct her. But Frondoso proves his worth by saving her, prompting Laurencia to agree to his marriage proposals – something that only further fuels the fires of the Commander.
The original version of the show, staged in 1939, was choreographed by the Georgian dancer Vakhtang Chabukiani, with music from Alexander Krein. However, on this occasion, audiences will be witnessing the work of Mikhail Messerer, who has put this edition of the text together for the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The result is a unique interpretation of a classic text that has entertained audiences in Russia for the best part of the last century.
The text has been a significant one and highly influential on the world of ballet, with male dancers receiving prominent roles and particular styles established by Chabukiani when the work first appeared in 1939. Now, with the talents of the Mikhailovsky Theatre working to bring this text to a London stage, Laurencia will find a new audience in a different part of the world.
Laurencia is at the London Coliseum for two shows on Tuesday 20th July 2010 and Wednesday 21st July 2010.
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