Don Quixote Dreams
The School of Classical Russian Ballet
with Principal Artists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballets
Tuesday 24 March 2020, 19:30
The School of Classical Russian Ballet, formerly London Russian Ballet School, returns to Cadogan Hall with an exhilarating performance from the famous Don Quixote. The School is well known for the high standard of its productions and this promises to be no exception with thrilling repertoire for everyone, full of warmth and excitement and one of the most famous pas de deux in classical ballet.
Principal artists of the world-famous Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballets bring extraordinary magic to the stage, joining the very talented young dancers.
This is a charitable evening to raise funds for the School’s bursaries Opening Doors and the outreach programme which engages young people in the world of ballet and classical music. The Young Lambeth Performers will again be on stage and 140 young children from Lambeth will attend the evening at no cost as part of the School’s project to engage youngsters in the world of ballet.
9th December 2019
We were delighted to return to the Kia Oval Cricket Ground in December 2019 in the second of our two annual outreach performances there. We welcomed over 500 children from local primary schools to come and see our talented students in full-time and pre-vocational ballet training perform. It was also very exciting for these schoolchildren to see their very own classmates, who are part of the Young Lambeth Performers, dance in a specially choreographed piece and this was a hugely successful element of the afternoon. This performance was the first time most of the children had seen ballet or even heard classical music, and everyone who attended came away inspired and enlivened. The atmosphere of absolute enthusiasm and the incredible response of the young audience is very special and shows that ballet is not elitist only the access to it.
15th & 29th November 2019
The School of Classical Russian Ballet was delighted to receive an invitation to perform at the Manchester North Co-op Academy in November 2019. The four performances were a resounding success and were the first of their kind in that area of Manchester. Our vocational students performed for over 1000 people, and it was a great opportunity to share our passion for exceptional ballet. Find out more about our two performances in Manchester North via the button below
29th October 2019
Students from the School of Classical Russian Ballet performed alongside Evgeny Ivanchenko and Daria Pavlenko, Principal Artists of the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet. This was an incredible opportunity for the audience to see these astonishing dancers perform in London alongside our talented students and to see a gorgeous display of original Ballets Russes costumes from a private collection. Our students, Ivanchenko and Pavlenko danced to a curated programme including the music of Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Chopin among others. The School was also delighted to welcome Igor Pugachev of the Bolshoi Ballet that evening dancing with Kamila Sizinceva in Flames de Paris.
This performance was a charitable fundraising evening for the School and its bursary programme Opening Doors. We were also thrilled to bring the Young Lambeth Performers to the stage, to join the artists in a new, specially choreographed work to Shostakovich. In total, over 130 young children, including many of the Young Lambeth Performers’ classmates, from Lambeth attended the evening at no cost as part of the School’s project to engage youngsters in the world of ballet.
15th July 2019
In the first of our two annual ballet outreach performances at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground, we welcomed over 500 local schoolchildren to experience a magical afternoon of ballet and music. As well as ballet, we were thrilled to offer the children the opportunity to see and listen to a violinist perform live!
26th April 2019
The School of Classical Russian Ballet returned to Cadogan Hall with Principal Artists of the Bolshoi Ballet Kristina Kretova and Igor Tsvirko in a gorgeous evening of ballet with the magical music of Ludwig Minkus and Ferdinand Hérold.
The programme included Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère, originally created for the Imperial Theatre over a century ago and an exhilarating example of classical ballet. In the second act, the light-hearted warmth and happiness of La Fille Mal Gardée of Alexander Gorsky completed the evening.
Principal Artists of the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet Kristina Kretova and Igor Tsvirko brought an extraordinary magic and join the very talented company of the School.
This evening was also a charitable evening to raise funds for the School, its bursary programme Opening Doors, and its work to engage youngsters in the world of ballet and music. We were also delighted to welcome a number of young children from the Lambeth outreach performance project of the School, Young Lambeth Performers, on stage in a specially choreographed piece. Their magical performance was watched by dozens of local schoolchildren, including their classmates, who attended the evening at no cost.
Take a look at the videos below for a glimpse into this memorable evening and to see our Young Lambeth Performers in action!
14th November 2018
The School of Classical Russian Ballet celebrated 200 years of the ballets of Marius Petipa with a spellbinding performance of Sleeping Beauty The Fairytale. Our students danced alongside the renowned Bolshoi principal dancers, Kristina Kretova and Ruslan Skvortsov, whose magical performances you can view here. We were also delighted to invite and welcome dozens of local schools to this wonderful evening of beautiful ballet and music. Have a glimpse into the evening via the link.
You can also read a review of the magical performances here.
9th July 2018
In July 2018, we once again welcomed over 500 local schoolchildren and their teachers to a magical ballet performance at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground. Our vocational and pre-vocational students performed an amazing programme, including Siberian Tales, a special piece which was performed by our students for the first time ever in the UK.