Last Friday night, we went along to the incredible Kings Theatre, one of my favourite buildings in Portsmouth, to see Swan Lake. I’ve seen loads of live music, festivals, West-End plays, etc. in my time, but never a ballet, so I was very honored to go and see the Russian State Ballet’s adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s classic with my daughter Isabella.

The stage was absolutely breathtaking, and the costumes were astounding. And even Tchaikovsky would have been proud of the orchestra’s musical talent.

And it goes without mentioning that the outstanding performances of over 40 dancers made the whole experience truly mesmerising. The children in the audience were just as enchanted as the adults!

If you didn’t get a chance to see Swan Lake, don’t fear – the Amanda Concerts company which put it on is preparing for another huge show this spring. The Russian State Dance Ensemble tour will span the UK for 50 days. For more information, visit Amanda Concert’s website.

Review by Louise Whitmore.

One response to “Review: Russian State Ballet’s Swan Lake”

  1. I am sure it was a great performance! I think everyone should see something like this at least once on their lives :) Dancing is one of the most beautiful arts, I enjoy a lot doing exercises with ballet mirrors and barres!

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