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RUSSIAN BALLET STARS JOIN REHEARSALS AT NATIONAL COLLEGE OF DANCE

 

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4115454/russians-send-rising-stars-into-a-twirl-photos/

THESE kids are pinching themselves.

 Not only do they get to train with the best ballet dancers in the world – but they get to perform with them on stage as well.

The smiles were impossible to miss on Tuesday afternoon when dancers from the Imperial Russian Ballet Company led a class of school-aged performers from Lambton’s National College of Dance.

The Moscow dancers and their Newcastle recruits were rehearsing for The Nutcracker, a Tchaikovsky classic billed as an “ageless tale of bravery and dreams”. The concert is known for bringing young performers on stage.

It’s a win-win: the young guns learn from the best, while the touring show adds new variety.

“Whenever you think of ballet, you think of Russia. They are the icons – Russia is ballet,” the academy’s Vicki Morgan said.

“It is just the best opportunity for our dancers – they’ve given local kids a chance.”

The Nutcracker is on at Newcastle Civic Theatre on September 15. Tickets through the box office.

 

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4115454/russians-send-rising-stars-into-a-twirl-photos/

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