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Ballet Beauty Swans In

Ballet Beauty Swans In

Who: St Petersburg Ballet Company
Where: Civic Theatre
When: Tuesday June 8, 2004

ONE of the world's greatest ballet companies will bring the timeless production of SWAN LAKE to Newcastle's CIVIC THEATRE next month.

When the ST PETERSBURG BALLET COMPANY was last here in 2000, its season was completely sold out.

The St Petersburg Ballet brings more than 50 principals, soloists and corps de ballet, sumptuous sets and hundreds of beautiful costumes for its traditional staging of TCHAIKOVSKY 's most famous ballet.

On this visit, they will be joined by soloists from Moscow's famed BOLSHOI BALLET. Producer MICHAEL EDGELEY said the St Petersburg was a ``gem''.

``I've presented many classical companies over my 40 years in the entertainment business and I consider the St Petersburg an absolute gem,'' he said.

``Their presentation of the full-length Swan Lake is beautifully danced and staged to the highest of standard.

``I'm delighted that the Bolshoi Ballet will be sending top soloists to join the tour; what a bonus!'' The complete four acts of Swan Lake will be staged during three performances at the Civic Theatre, on Friday, August 6 at 7.30pm and on Saturday, August 7 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Bookings can be made by calling TICKETEK on 4929 th1977.

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