The internationally renowned Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine presents a double bill with Forest Song and Don Quixote at the Redland Performing Arts Centre on May 12 and 13.
The company was formed in 2014 by the premier dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, Oleksandr Stoianov. He is renowned for his high jumps, energy and is known as the modern Nureyev.
The company perform a diverse range of classical repertoire, including the legendary ballets Forest Song, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Giselle and Carmen Suite.
Since the outbreak of war in 2022, at the request of their families, the Grand Kyiv Ballet have remained outside of Ukraine. They now dance all around the world including tours throughout Europe, United States of America, China, and South America.
The Ukrainian showpiece Forest Song has remained the pride of Ukraine and is a reflection of its cultural heritage for 75 years.
Forest Song is a love story, full of mysticism, highlighting the conflict between the human world and nature.
It tells a tale of love between a man Lukash, and a fantastical forest creature, Mavka.
The fearless and brave Mavka longs for peace in her world, just as Ukraine longs for peace in her country today.
The ballet is filled with intricate duets, fouettés and complex choreographic pieces.
Don Quixote has been edited into one vibrant act. This flamboyant Spanish ballet the story of a courageous but troubled man’s quest for love.
Shows are at 7.30pm on May 12 and 13 with a matinee at 2pm on May 13. Tickets are $105, $95 and $85.
Book on tickets.rpac.com.au or 3829 8131.