Acclaimed ballet company returns to St Helens

The Vienna Festival Ballet returns to the Theatre Royal this Sunday
The Vienna Festival Ballet returns to the Theatre Royal this Sunday

One of the Britain’s best-loved dance companies returns to St Helens this weekend with a production of the classic tale of Cinderella.

The Vienna Festival Ballet’s spring ballet for the 2017 season is the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale.

A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.

Cinderella is based on the traditional story, the ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime.

The company was founded by Peter Mallek, the celebrated Austrian dancer.

He launched the company after his illustrious career as a dancer of international renown in 1980.

Now in their 38th year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world.

Their productions have all the elegance and extravagance associated with the best of ballet. Notable for the continued freshness and strength of their artistes, VFB attract highly talented dancers from around the globe.

Chris Nicholls, renowned conductor and musical director for ballet, to rearrange and rewrite the ballet score from a collection of Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements. The music was then recorded especially for the company by the leading orchestra in Kosice, Slovakia, conducted by Nicholls himself.

Sheila Styles, one of the company’s most expert and idiosyncratic choreographers, from the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet has created through inspiration from the choice of music, and her talent for choreography and staging, a perfect ballet for VFB.

Vienna Festival Ballet Company performs at the Theatre Royal, St Helens on Sunday, March 5 at 5pm.

For tickets or further information, call the box office on 01744 756000 or visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com