About the show
Opening this unique evening is Yuri Possokhov’s masterpiece Francesca da Rimini. This heart-wrenching story of the accursed lovers from Dante’s Inferno is set to Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem, meditating on the doomed pair as they are condemned to eternal torment.
Next on the bill is Patrick de Bana’s mysterious and ephemeral Rain Before it Falls. This striking piece concerns the choice on the eternal crossroads of darkness and light. The performance is scored with a captivating fusion of Bach and Respighi, mixed with modern electronica by Carlos Pina-Quintana.
The final performance features Svetlana Zakharova supported by five the Bolshoi dancers, including stellar premieres from Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin. Scored to Mozart’s “Symphony No.40”, Strokes Through the Tail is a playful piece choreographed by Marguerite Donlon, with live accompaniment by the Orchestra of English National Opera.
Viewed as one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, Svetlana Zakharova is highly regarded for her technical expertise, her exquisite footwork and her musicality. This alluring triple bill showcases the world renowned dancer at her artistic peak, whilst exploring the passion, ambiguity and playfulness of these three captivating dance pieces.
Drawn together from some of the best balletic production houses in the world, choreographers Possokhov, de Bana and Donlon are to deliver a sublime trio of entrancingly designed dances that promise to captivate London audiences.
Amore - Svetlana Zakharova plays a limited run at the London Coliseum from the 20th to 25th November 2017.
Recommended forBallet fans should not miss the opportunity to catch the renowned Svetlana Zakharova in this alluring triple bill.
Age Recommendations: No under 5's