The skill and elegance of the Russian Ballet Voronezh returns to the Teatro Diana in Guadalajara this Christmas season. The dance company enlists more than 30 extraordinary dancers and soloists, under the direction of dancer Alexandr Litiagin.
During their next visit to Teatro Diana, on December 8 at 8:30 p.m., they will present the classic work that brings families together year after year: The Nutcracker. With music by Tchaikovsky and a spectacular set design, this dance performance will take us to a magical world of Christmas fantasy.
Russian Ballet Voronezh was founded in 1961. It belongs to the State Opera and Ballet Theater Voronezh, historical reference of art in Russia. It is directed by dancer and artistic director Alexander Litiagin, winner of several international awards.
It is made up of 33 dancers, who will visit Guadalajara to present the choreography of Marius Petipa. The repertoire of this company includes works of classical and modern Russian composers.
Among the most recurrent titles are Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Don Quixote, Le Sylphide, Gavalry Halt, The Stone Flower, The 1001 Nights, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen-suite, and Cipollino.
They have toured France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United States, Italy, Spain, Japan, Slovakia, Austria and Mexico.
Julia Nepomniashchaia, Svetlana Noskova, Maxim Danilov, Pavel Dranov and Ivan Negrobov are some of their most recognized soloists, who also deserve multiple international awards for their performances.
The libretto of The Nutcracker was written by Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa, based on the adaptation of Alexandre Dumas (father) of the story The Nutcracker and the King of the Mice, by E.T. Amadeus Hoffman.
For its theater format it was structured in two acts. Its premiere happened during 1892, at the Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
The music was composed by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, while the choreography was by Petipa and Lev Ivanov.