Youngsters are being offered the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, when the world-renowned Moscow City Ballet visit the theatre to perform The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
With beautiful costumes and sets, consummate skill, and the magical ingredient of Russian soul, Moscow City Ballet provides the perfect start to the New Year and the ideal introduction to ballet for children. For under-5s and their families there is a one-off, Nutcracker-themed instalment of the hugely popular Move, Make & Do sessions between 11.15am and 12.15pm, with dance, music, art and drama making up an hour of fun. Tickets cost £6 per child, with up to two accompanying adults free.
Children aged 5 to 8 can take part in a ballet class from 1.15pm to 2.15pm, and see The Nutcracker at 2.30pm for just £20 with the purchase of a full priced adult ticket. This wintertime staple will have a special appeal for youngsters, with the distinctive and evocative celesta melody of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy at the climax of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score. Artistic Director Victor Smirnov-Govolanov’s version of the ballet is light, fresh and sure to delight.
Moscow City Ballet perform The Sleeping Beauty at Royal & Derngate in Northampton from 21st to 23rd January at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday. The Nutcracker is staged from 24th to 26th January, with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.
Box Office: 01604 624811 or online: www.royalandderngate.co.uk