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Dance with joy!

13 January 2023 to 15 January 2023 Blackpool Grand Theatre

Breath-taking ballet is back at Blackpool Grand Theatre in January 2023 with stunning performances of Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker from the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet & Orchestra.

Founded in 1947 and currently celebrating their 75th anniversary, the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet comes to the UK for the very first time. Renowned for its award-winning soloists and magnificent corps de ballet, the company has been delighting audiences for decades at home and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.

Giselle - Friday 13 January.

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic, but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score. From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.

Swan Lake - Saturday 14 January

The greatest romantic ballet of all time, Swan Lake is brought beautifully to life on Saturday 14 January by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score as delicate white swans glide in perfect formation in this compelling tale of tragic romance. The dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges. Odile, the temptress in a black tutu seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision and perfectly mirrors the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity.

The Nutcracker – Sunday 15 January 2023

The Nutcracker is the most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems. Toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

Varna International Ballet Artistic Director, Daniela Dimova, said, ” We are thrilled to be bringing our highly talented company of dancers and musicians to the UK for the very first time. We can’t wait to perform for British audiences and to bring these magical ballets to life on stage”.

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to all three? Book your seats NOW!