The Russian National Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake
The Russian National Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake

The Russians are coming

IPSWICH arts lovers will get the chance to see one of the world's most-loved classical ballets when the Imperial Russian Ballet Company visits the Civic Centre next month.

Russian Ballet's Rachel Carey said seeing a professional ballet live was something everyone should do at least once in their lives.

"Seeing a ballet live is a magical experience and Swan Lake is the most-loved classical ballet of them all," she said.

"The athleticism of the dancers and elegance is an experience not to be missed.

"It is such a traditional ballet with a beautiful love story and a happy ending where good triumphs evil."

The performance consist of two acts and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

"Audiences can expect stunning backdrops, amazing dancing and a traditional ballet with variations from artistic director Gediminas Taranda," Ms Carey said.

"The ballet will create a night of magic and beautiful dance. There are certainly many wow moments in this version of Swan Lake and those who go to see it won't be disappointed."

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company, formed in 1994, has visited Queensland venues for the past eight years and has a team of the country's top professional dancers.

"These dancers are elite athletes at the top of their profession," Ms Carey said.

"The lead soloists, Lina Seveliova and Nariman Bekzhanov, make it look easy but they rehearse up to 12 hours per day leading up to a show."

Swan Lake will be performed at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday, September 5.

For more information, visit

Phone 3810 6100 to purchase tickets.

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