Imperial Russian Ballet Company presents

The Nutcracker

October 24–25, 2008

ITR Auditorium


The illustrious cast of the Imperial Russian Ballet enjoy performing The Nutcracker more than any other ballet from their extensive repertoire, especially when they are joined by children from local ballet schools in the various towns and city’s they perform in around the world.

During their forthcoming tour of New Zealand the Imperial Russian ballet company will perform with children from New Zealand’s premiere ballet schools throughout New Zealand when they present their interpretation of the most famous and loved ballet of them all, the ageless tale of bravery and dreams that is The Nutcracker.

The Russian Imperial Ballet Company perform all around the world as well as in their own theatre The New Opera in Moscow.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Co. was formed in 1994. Headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda, the Imperial Russian Ballet Co comprises forty five dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia, Kiev & Perm. Actively co-operating with the  Imperial Russian Ballet Co are world renowned dancers & ballet stars, including Patrick Dupond (Opera de Paris), Farukh Ruzimatov, Yulia Makhalina and Diana Vishneva (The Mariinsky Theatre), Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Lyudmila Semenyaka and Nadezhda Pavlova (The Bolshoi Theatre), Vladimir Malakhov and Julia Kent (American Ballet Theatre), Tamie Kusakari(Japan).

The name of the company is recognition of the grand masters of Russian Classical Ballet School and the Imperial Family who made such a great contribution to the development of Russian Culture including the creation of the Bolshoi and Marinsky Theatres.

The prime Choreographic style adopted by the company is a classical one, however, they also indulge in modern dance. Their stage repertoire is based on the combination  of classical masterpieces and modern choreographic novelties.

Music Tchaikovsky
Choerography V.Vainonen (Revised – G. Taranda)
Libretto author G. Taranda