The Pattihio theatre in Limassol will set the scene this weekend for some of the most beloved and renowed ballet performances around the world, live with dancers from the Moscow State Ballet.
Tonight at 8.30pm the programme opens with Romeo and Juliet. The two-act ballet, based on the play by William Shakespeare and choreographed by Leonid Lavrovsky, will dance its way onto the Pattihio theatre stage by a total of 40 dancers from the Moscow State Ballet.
Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by the Kirov Ballet of St Petersburg in 1934 to compose one of his best compositions. The ballet version of this dramatic doomed love story was first presented by Kirov Ballet in 1940, danced by Galina Ulanova and Constantin Sergeiev, the most famous dance couple at that time.
Tomorrow, the theatre hosts a happier love story – Cinderella – and this time there will be a happily ever after when Cinderella gets her prince.
The beloved tale by Charle Perrot, which has entertained children and adults for almost two centuries, will be told once more in ballet form at 3.30pm and again at 8.30pm.
Dancers from the Moscow State Ballet will take us all to the ball during this two-act ballet with music by Prokofiev.
Fantasy, romance and the notion of good winning over evil, will all come to life during two performances with exceptional dancers all dressed in theatrical costumes directed by Ludmila Titova.
Romeo and Juliet
Ballet in two acts. December 10. Pattihio Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €30/25/15. Tel: 25-878744
Ballet in two acts. December 11. Pattihio Theatre Limassol. 3.30pm and 8.30pm. €30/25/15. Tel: 25-377277