Ahead of Bolshoi Ballet Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova presenting the UK premiere of her triple bill dance programme at the London Coliseum, a new trailer has been released:
Arriving in London for three performances only from the 21st November, ‘Amore’ will see Svetlana joined by some of the Bolshoi Theatre’s brightest stars including Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin as well as choreographer and dancer Patrick de Bana.
‘Amore’ is the new triple bill of work commissioned by Zakharova from world-renowned choreographers giving her the opportunity of experimenting with classical and contemporary genres. The music will be performed by the ENO Orchestra conducted by Pavel Sorokin.
The programme is formed of:
1. ‘Francesca da Rimini’ by Yuri Possokhov: a 13th century love story whose central character was portrayed in the works of Dante, is set to Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem.
2. ‘Rain Before It Falls’ by Patrick de Bana: danced by Svetlana, de Bana (left) and Denis Savin to an eclectic score featuring music by Bach, the 19th century Italian violinist/composer Ottorino Respighi and the contemporary Venezuelan composer Carlos Quintana-Pina.
3. ‘Strokes Through The Tail’ by Marguerite Donlon: a delightful piece performed by Svetlana and five male soloists (above left) variously costumed in tails, and grass skirts to Mozart’s 40th Symphony.
“I love the challenge of creating something different, unpredictable,” says Svetlana. “That’s why I came up with the idea of making 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.”
Amore will be performed at the London Coliseum from the 21st to the 25th November. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com , Love Theatre.com , Theatre People.com and Love London Love Culture.