Saturday, 19 August 2017

‘I vow to carry on the style initiated by my husband’

TWO of the great ballets from the Russian tradition come to the Hexagon at the beginning of February, courtesy of Moscow City Ballet.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Prokofiev’s Romeo And Juliet are favourites in the repertoire of the company, set up in the post-Soviet era in 1988. Almost since its inception, the ballet company has toured worldwide, and the UK has always been one of the most popular stop-offs in its itinerary.

Artistic director Ludmila Neroubashchenko, widow of founder and choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, answered questions asked by the Standard.

Q: Why do you think Moscow City Ballet is so popular especially in the UK?

A: “It is our company’s 25th anniversary tour. For the last 21 years we have been coming to the UK every year, sometimes on more than one occasion. We are absolutely delighted with the love, affection and loyalty of our spectators.

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