Russian Triple Bill will be at the DRTCC in October for two shows

Following on from their outstanding performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company will return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 and they have been touring the world ever since.

The program will be performed in three awe-inspiring acts, which include Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides and Carmen.

The dancers are taking the show to the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre on Saturday, October 27.

The Daily Liberal spoke with Russian ballet dancer Anna Pashkova ahead of the show.

Ms Pashkova was born in Samara, Russia, and started dancing professionally at five-years-old.

“But I was always dancing at home so I think I started dancing at an earlier age,” she said.

In 2001 she graduated with honours from the Perm State Choreographic School and after joined the Company, which she has been with for the past 16 years.

Ms Pashkova is known for being able to perform a variety of roles.

The diverse program consists of the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in the first Act.

Local ballet dancers will be dancing on stage with the Russian Company for Sleeping Beauty. 

Les Sylphides is a short ballet in about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman.

The final act is Carmen, and Ms Pashkova plays the lead role.

Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

“All shows are very different, with each set in a different time period, with different characters and costumes,” Ms Pashkova said.

Coming to Dubbo to peform was very exciting, Ms Pashkova said.

“Audiences are much open and grateful,” she said.

“I’m excited to be on stage and perform for audiences. The energy from audiences is warm.”

There will be two performances that day, with the first at 2pm and the second at 7:30pm.

The show will go for a total of two hours and 40 minutes. 

The first Act will go for 45 minutes, followed by a 20 minute interval.

The duration of the second Act is 35 minutes, with a 15 minute interval.

Finally with third Act will got for 45 minutes.

Tickets range in prices from $70 to $80.

For more information, please call the Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre on (02) 6801 4378.