BALLET HO!

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than
to enjoy a world class ballet with your loved ones
at St David’s Hall? They’ve got the festive season all wrapped up with four enchanting productions from the prestigious Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia. As one of Russia’s leading ballet companies the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. The soloists and corps de ballet never fail to delight with their breathtaking physical ability.

The captivating series starts in style with the exquisite, Snow Maiden (Weds 19 – urs 20 Dec) where a beautiful girl dances too far outside the Land of Frost and into the human world. Away from her familiar surroundings, will she find happiness in this tale of love, temptation and betrayal?

Then it’s time for the festive favourite, The Nutcracker (Fri 21 – Mon 24 Dec). Get ready to be swept off to a mysterious place where nothing is quite as it seems – watch with astonishment as toys spring to life, and the treacherous Mouse King battles the handsome Nutcracker Prince.

After Christmas it’s the greatest romantic ballet of all time, Swan Lake (Thurs 27 – Sat 29 Dec), which features Tchaikovsky’s haunting score. From the majesty of the palace ballroom to moonlit lakes, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

The season climaxes with the world’s favourite rags to riches fairy tale, Cinderella (Sun 30 – Mon 31 Dec). This perfect production is a mesmerising mix of Prokoev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes. Will Cinderella’s dreams come true?

This year’s ballet season at St David’s Hall also features a sprinkling of special effects with an atmospheric and ever-changing digital backdrop to make everything even more magical!

Tickets are priced £17.50 - £46.50 for 2pm performances, and £19.50 - £48.50 for 5.30pm & 7pm performances. Concessions available. To book, visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or call the Box Oce on 029 2087 8444.