Performing throughout Australia and
New Zealand in 2024 with the double bill,
Forest Song & Don Quixote.
Moving ballet performance with a message

May 22, 2023 – Bill Stephens

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ACT ONE
Forest Song

This legendary ballet, which for over 75 years remains not only the pride of Ukraine, but also of world choreography and cultural heritage. Forest Song is a magical love story, full of mysticism alongside the conflict between the human world and nature. It tells a tale of love between a fantastical forest creature Mavka and a man, Lukash. The story is of the fearless and brave Mavka, who longs for peace in her world, just as Ukraine longs for peace in her country today. The ballet is filled with complex duets, fouettés and incredible choreographic pieces.

ACT TWO
Don Quixote

This flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet is a much-loved romantic comedy. It tells the story of a courageous but troubled man’s quest for love. Gypsies, bullfighters, lavish costumes, breath-taking dancers and an inspiring music score ensures that Don Quixote is a not-to-be-missed experience.

GRAND KYIV BALLET OF UKRAINE
Was formed in 2014 by the premier dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, Oleksandr Stoianov.

The company perform a diverse range of classical repertoire, including the legendary ballets Forest Song, Don Quixote, Giselle, Snow White and Carmen Suite, as well as contemporary ballet. The Grand Kyiv Ballet have toured all over the world, including throughout Europe, United States of America, China and South America.

In 2023, the Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine will perform throughout Australia and New Zealand with their double bill, Forest Song & Don Quixote.

The Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine
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