The Bolshoi Ballet Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova will present this premiere of the triple bill of three brand new works at the London Coliseum in November. 

AMORE featuring Svetlana Zakharova (second from left) in Strokes of the Tail photo by Jack Devant.jpg
Amore: Strokes of the Tail. (c) Jack Devant. 

Arriving in London for four performances only from the 20th November, Amore is a new triple bill of works from the Principal of the Bolshoi Theatre and étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet. 

As the first programme of work that the ballerina has commissioned, Zakharova has experimented with both classical and contemporary genres in order to try and find a new way in which to reveal artist expression.

Amore features three brand new works by choreographers Yuri Possokhov (San Francisco Ballet), Patrick de Bana (Vienna State Ballet) and Marguerite Donlon (National Board of German Ballet and Dance Theatre Directors).

Talking about programme Svetlana Zakharova said: “I love the challenge of creating something different, unpredictable.  That’s why I came up with the idea of making not just one new number, but a big project where I could perform different types of choreography in three distinct ballets.  I’ve called the programme Amore because all three ballets are about aspects of love and love is present in all of the performances and as an international project the word ‘amore’ really needs no translation.”

This new programme of works will include Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini , a 13th century love story whose central character was portrayed in the work of Dante and is set to Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem.

Rain Before It Falls will see Zakharova partnered with Patrick de Bana who also created the piece. It features the music of Bach, the 19th century Italian violinist/composer Ottorino Respighi and the contemporary Venezuelan composer Carlos Quintana-Pina.

Finally, Strokes Through The Tail will be performed by the ballerina along with five male soloists variously costumed in tails, and grass skirts dancing to Mozart’s 40th Symphony.

Amore will be performed at the London Coliseum from the 20th to the 25th November. To book tickets visit:, Discount , Love , Theatre and UK