Big is beautiful for Big Ballet

The Big Ballet
The Big Ballet

Big is beautiful as the audience will see when The Big Ballet comes to our region in April.

The Grand Opera House in York will host the larger than life ballerinas on April 12 when the Size Does Matter tour arrives in Yorkshire.

A ballet like no other ever seen before in the UK, Amande Concerts presents The Big Ballet, an ensemble of 16 Corps de Ballet dancers, each weighing no less than 16-Stone and united in a common cause; not to lose a single pound.

From Russia’s Ural mountains, a region from where Tchaikovsky himself hailed, The Big Ballet formed in 1994 and set out to deliberately and, above all, self-confidently challenge accepted social standards in a world where the pursuit of slenderness and beauty seems obsessive. The dancers courageously and imposingly prove that grace, elegance, charisma and nimbleness is not the demesne of the “thin”, proudly presenting their voluptuous yet surprisingly sinuous and flexible figures.

These ladies enchant their audiences with different classical and modern ballet pieces in a hilarious comedy show full of fun and astonishing choreography, proving that you shouldn’t take life, or yourself, too seriously.

The Big Ballet troupe successfully toured the UK in spring 2007 and 2008, enchanting their audiences with different classical and modern ballet pieces in a hilarious comedy show full of fun and astonishing choreography! In the first part they presented “Hens and Pens and Swan Plus” performed to the music of P. I. Tchaikovsky, staged by Vladimir Galkin, an ironic fairy tale full of fantasy and sweet dreams. The second part turned out as a surprise as it involved “Fighting Club” Dance Company; together they produced a “Smashing Cocktail” of Hits. The wonderful music complemented the show!

Tickets £23 & £21 from box office on 0844 847 2322 or online at www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk