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Maryinsky dancers for Cork City Ballet Swan Lake

Posted on October 11, 2010


Cork City Ballet’s new Swan Lake, at Cork Opera House from November 24–27, will star Sofia Gumerova and Nikita Shcheglov from the Maryinsky Ballet.


Shcheglov is a regular guest with the company, but this will be Gumerova’s first visit to Ireland. The new production, choreographed by Alan Foley and Yuri Demakov, draws on the traditional Petipa/Ivanov choreography, but also includes a version of the big swans’ dance performed by men.  See for details.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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