English National Ballet principal ballerina, Daria Klimentova, along with her partner, Vadim Muntagirov, will be guest starring in the Cape Town City Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Artscape Opera House from 19-26 August, 2011.
Klimentova was born in the Czech Republic and trained at the Prague State Conservatory. After dancing with the National Theatre Ballet Company in Prague, Daria travelled to South Africa in 1992 to join the Cape Town City Ballet as a principal dancer. She became a favourite among Cape Town audiences and had a substantial following, before making her way to London to join the English National Ballet Company as a senior principal ballerina. Daria has maintained a close relationship with the Cape Town City Ballet over the years and is set to enthral Cape Town audiences once again, with her portrayal of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.
Russian-born Vadim Muntagirov, the latest dance sensation in Europe, will partner Klimentova as Prince Siegfried. He completed his training at the Royal Ballet School in London, joined the English National Ballet in 2009, and with a bevy of competition wins and awards to his name, was promoted to first soloist in 2010.
Swan Lake is one of the greatest classical ballets ever choreographed. The mystery and romance of the story is embodied in the ethereal choreography and Tchaikovsky’s poignant score.
The Cape Town City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake will be accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Megan Swart, Xola Putye, Laura Bosenberg and Thomas Thorne, along with guest artists Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov, will be dancing the lead roles.
Performances are in the Artscape Opera House from 19-26 August, 2011. Ticket prices range between R100-R250. Book at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, www.computicket.com or Dial-A-Seat: 021-4217695 Booking opens on 1st June, 2011.
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