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Giselle at the Lyric Theatre  – The Monica Loughman Ballet

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Giselle at the Lyric Theatre

The Monica Loughman Ballet Company announces 2014 Spring Tour to Belfast and the first Ballet performance in the Lyric’s new theatre:

Lyric Theatre Belfast, Danske Bank Stage – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April 18th, 7.30pm

BOOKINGS: http://www.lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/specific/whats-on/giselle | 028 9038 1081

image001The Monica Loughman Ballet Company announce details of their Spring 2014 tour featuring one of the greatest of all romantic ballets,Giselle which opens at the The Lyric Theatre, Belfast on April 4th and 5th and later running at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on June 28th and 29th.

Monica Loughman starred alongside British ballet legend Wayne Sleep in Channel 4’s epic series Big Ballet. In this three-part series the choreographer worked with a troupe of plus sized dancers to produce a final performance of Swan Lake. The programme received broad critical acclaim for challenging taboos in the ballet community and handling the related issues in a positive way.

Monica Loughman’s Irish ballet company has a roster of seventy dancers from across Ireland and Northern Ireland and performs seasonally in the 2000 seat Convention Centre Dublin as well as touring nationally.  The company’s repertoire includes, La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Vivaldi Seasons and Giselle.

Giselle is Monica Loughman’s favourite ballet and it is a role that she danced almost 300 times during her career with the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet in Russia.  Besides her recent television series, Monica Loughman is well known in Ireland because of her story: she went to Russia aged just 14 to train and went on to become the first ever westerner to get a job in a major Russian company. She later wrote a best selling book about her experiences in Russia where she became a prima ballerina.

For this performance, Monica is bringing guest star, the beautiful Kristine Neiksina from Lithuania National Opera Ballet to dance Giselle and Irish ballerina and rising star Leanne Sexton will perform the coveted role of Myrtha. Since 2004 Monica Loughman has been developing the Irish ballet company to the scale that it is today and it now performs to tens of thousands of people across Ireland annually.

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 Monica Loughman’s Giselle

Monica Loughman’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death.  This popular family ballet has been performed to full houses across Ireland in recent years and was attended by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins in Galway in 2011.

Giselle is a peasant girl who in Act One has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has led her to believe that he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. Act two plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis – vengeful spirits of young brides who died before their wedding day.

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic ballet. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory.

Monica Loughman’s production uses Marius Petipa’s classic version, which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.  Her style of choreography is classically Russian and comes from her years as principal ballerina of the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet.

Further information or Group Bookings contact 

www.lyrictheatre.co.uk 

or for tour info or general info on Monica Loughman Ballet Company visit :

 www.monicaloughmanballet.ie

or www.facebook.com/monicaloughmanballet

BOOKING & LISTINGS INFORMATION

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th, 2014 | 7.30pm | £20 / £15 Concession (Under 16s, Unwaged, Over 65) / Family Ticket (2 children, 2 adults or 3 children, 1 adult) £60
Box Office – 028 9038 1081| www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

 The Monica Loughman Ballet Company announces 2014 Spring Tour to Belfast and the first Ballet performance in the Lyric’s new theatre:

Lyric Theatre Belfast, Danske Bank Stage – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April 18th, 7.30pm

BOOKINGS: http://www.lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/specific/whats-on/giselle | 028 9038 1081

The Monica Loughman Ballet Company announce details of their Spring 2014 tour featuring one of the greatest of all romantic ballets,Giselle which opens at the The Lyric Theatre, Belfast on April 4th and 5th and later running at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on June 28th and 29th.

Monica Loughman starred alongside British ballet legend Wayne Sleep in Channel 4’s epic series Big Ballet. In this three-part series the choreographer worked with a troupe of plus sized dancers to produce a final performance of Swan Lake. The programme received broad critical acclaim for challenging taboos in the ballet community and handling the related issues in a positive way.

Monica Loughman’s Irish ballet company has a roster of seventy dancers from across Ireland and Northern Ireland and performs seasonally in the 2000 seat Convention Centre Dublin as well as touring nationally.  The company’s repertoire includes, La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Vivaldi Seasons and Giselle.

Giselle is Monica Loughman’s favourite ballet and it is a role that she danced almost 300 times during her career with the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet in Russia.  Besides her recent television series, Monica Loughman is well known in Ireland because of her story: she went to Russia aged just 14 to train and went on to become the first ever westerner to get a job in a major Russian company. She later wrote a best selling book about her experiences in Russia where she became a prima ballerina.

For this performance, Monica is bringing guest star, the beautiful Kristine Neiksina from Lithuania National Opera Ballet to dance Giselle and Irish ballerina and rising star Leanne Sexton will perform the coveted role of Myrtha. Since 2004 Monica Loughman has been developing the Irish ballet company to the scale that it is today and it now performs to tens of thousands of people across Ireland annually.

ABOUT :: Monica Loughman’s Giselle

Monica Loughman’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death.  This popular family ballet has been performed to full houses across Ireland in recent years and was attended by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins in Galway in 2011.

Giselle is a peasant girl who in Act One has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has led her to believe that he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. Act two plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis – vengeful spirits of young brides who died before their wedding day.

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic ballet. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory.

Monica Loughman’s production uses Marius Petipa’s classic version, which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.  Her style of choreography is classically Russian and comes from her years as principal ballerina of the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet.

Further information or Group Bookings contact www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or for tour info or general info on Monica Loughman Ballet Company visit :: www.monicaloughmanballet.ie or www.facebook.com/monicaloughmanballet

 

BOOKING & LISTINGS INFORMATION

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th, 2014 | 7.30pm | £20 / £15 Concession (Under 16s, Unwaged, Over 65) / Family Ticket (2 children, 2 adults or 3 children, 1 adult) £60
Box Office – 028 9038 1081| www.lyrictheatre.co.uk