Peter Schaufuss Ballet, The Tchaikovsky Trilogy at London Coliseum
For nearly two hundred years Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker have thrilled audiences around the globe. Now Danish dance legend Peter Schaufuss presents The Tchaikovsky Trilogy, his own take on three of the world’s best loved ballets, and writes a whole new page in the UK’s theatrical history.
The trilogy of Tchaikovsky ballets all have their roots in fairy tales. To see them as a trilogy rather than three separate works, emphasises something else they have in common – the child in an adult world and the transition between the two.
This ground breaking season will run at the London Coliseum for a week from Monday 23 July to Saturday 28 July 2012 with a different ballet each night. While the entire Tchaikovsky Trilogy will be performed from 1pm on Saturday 28 July 2012.
23 & 25 July at 7.30pm
28 July at 1pm
Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s first full length ballet, premiered at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1877.
24 & 26 July at 7.30pm
28 July at 4.30pm
Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky’s second and most romantic ballet, premiered in St Petersberg in 1890.
25 July at 3pm
27 July at 7.30pm
28 July 8pm
Based on Hoffmann’s fairy story, The Nutcracker premiered in 1892 has become a perennial Christmas favourite.