STAMFORD, Conn. — Direct from Russia, the ST. PETERSBURG STATE BALLET ON ICE, with its award-winning cast of 35 ice skaters, presents a magical family show, “Sleeping Beauty on Ice.” Two special performances at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT (Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford CT 06901) take place on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Staged in the best traditions of the renowned Kirov Ballet, this show is not “en pointe,” it is “on blade”. On Ice! Jumps and spins heighten the romance of this classic fairy tale, as the ice stars glide through the ballet-inspired choreography, defying gravity with every twist and turn. This production is opulently costumed and performed to the exquisite ballet score by Tchaikovsky.
THE ST. PETERSBURG STATE BALLET ON ICE is one of the jewels of Russia. Founded 40 years ago and steeped heavily in the traditions of Russian classic ballet, THE ST. PETERSBURG STATE BALLET ON ICE is the pioneer producer of ice ballets. The company has toured worldwide since 1967, and has toured the United States 10 times, playing venues from colleges, universities and performing arts centers coast to coast, to the celebrated Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
A champion pair figure skater, general director Mikhail Kaminov began as a leading soloist with the company in 1967. He has been head of the company for over 10 years, taking it on tours across Russia, Europe, Greece, Korea, China, Canada and the United States.
Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer of the company, Merited Artist of Russia Konstantin A. Rassadin is a former star of the Mariinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet of St. Petersburg (formally the Kirov Ballet) where for 23 years he performed leading roles and partnered with such great ballerinas as Alla Osipenko and Natalia Makarova. Since 1980, he has staged classics and created original ice ballets for the St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice.
Tickets for “Sleeping Beauty on Ice” are $37.50, $50, and $60. Tickets are available for sale online at www.stamfordcenterforthearts.org, over the phone, 203.325.4466 or at the Box Office: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and two hours prior to show time. Group discounts are available. There is a $5.00 per ticket handling charge on all orders.
“A thrilling combination of grace and power!” - The Washington Post
Presented by Maestro Artist Management www.maestroartist.com
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Konstantin Rassadin, Merited Artist of Russia
Set and Costumes by Mikhail Shavdatuashvili
Tickets Now On Sale.
by Aria Munro