MAGIC and realism will combine when Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker in Bathurst.
Tchaikovsky's timeless tale of bravery and dreams is touring Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania, presented by Grand International Concerts.
Along with one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written (featuring Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy and The Waltz Of The Flowers), The Nutcracker features artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets.
Australian audiences are so welcoming ... they have a great appreciation for ballet.Soloist Vadim Pakhomov
The performance will take the audience on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gaslight world of Clara.
Moscow Ballet La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current artistic director Elik Melikov.
This production of the much-loved fairytale masterpiece has been described as capturing the imagination, passion, humour and magic of the ballet.
Soloist dancer Vadim Pakhomov, who was born in 1984 in the city of Ryazan in the former USSR and loved to dance from an early age, will be part of the production.
He studied at the Moscow Academic Ballet School and joined the Moscow Ballet La Classique in 2006.
He has been all over the world performing with the group, including to Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and the UK, but says he still enjoys travelling after all these years.
Mr Pahkomov said he particularly enjoyed the chance to perform outside of the capital cities.
“We love touring regionally, we get to see lots of beautiful cities and bring ballet to places where it is not as common,” Mr Pahkomov said.
Mr Pahkomov has toured around the world as part of the Moscow Ballet La Classique, and holds Australian crowds in quite high regard.
“The Australian audiences are so welcoming and warm, they have a great appreciation for ballet, I would love to tour there again and again,” he said.
“Ballet is something that can be for everyone, no matter if they are young or old.
“It is an amazing experience to perform such beautiful techniques and choreography in front of an audience.”
The Nutcracker will be performed at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre this Thursday, April 12. Phone 6333 6161 for tickets.