Vienna Festival Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Gala

Vienna Festival Ballet


Friday 24 April



Saturday 25 April

The entire show was captivating from start to finish

Welwyn Hatfield Times

Vienna Festival Ballet celebrates 35 years with an outstanding Anniversary Gala. We are proud to present highlights from the world’s most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured in our repertoire over the years.

Highlights will include the legendary Rose Adagio and the Bluebird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty, as well as Clara’s journey to the glittering land of snow in The Nutcracker. Gershwin’s ground breaking Rhapsody in Blue is also featured, as is the famous lakeside scene from Swan Lake, including the Dance of the Cygnets, which opens the second act. The highly successful Hip Hop scene from Vienna Festival Ballet’s Snow White also appears here, as does the Dance of the Mirlitons and the Trepak Dance from the Nutcracker. The gala closes with the beautiful Corn pas de deux from Coppélia and a spectacular grand finale.

The Vienna Festival Ballet tours extensively throughout the UK, bringing well known classics to both big cities and small towns. As Artistic Director Peter Mallek explains, “A lot of the bigger companies cannot perform in smaller venues.  We have tailored our productions so that we are able to adjust the ballet to fit all different sizes of stage. This means we can bring ballet as close to home for our audiences as possible, so they don’t have extra travel costs and long journeys. They can see a very high standard of ballet at an affordable price, right on their doorstep.”

Vienna Festival Ballet’s reflection on 35 years of performing all over the world will take you on an unforgettable journey through the best of ballet in one magical evening.

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 25 April

This breathtaking ballet is set in the magical world of a fairy kingdom where the King and Queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora.  The lilac fairy and her attendants have been invited to the Christening but the wicked fairy, Carabosse has been forgotten.  Angered by this, Carabosse casts a spell on Aurora that on her sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger and die.  The Lilac Fairy changes the spell so that Aurora and the kingdom will fall asleep for 100 years until a handsome Prince awakens her with a kiss.

This magical ballet is set to be a wonderful evening for the whole family.  Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty and with a sumptuous musical score by Tchaikovsky, this ballet is sure to entrance audiences of all ages.

Vienna Festival Ballet was founded in 1980 by the celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek.  Peter, as Artistic Director, works tirelessly to ensure this dynamic company of talented, international and professional dancers, continues to delight audiences all over Europe with their dazzling and vibrant interpretations of the best loved classical ballets.

An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking. – ENTS24.COM

A truly spellbinding performance!Burnley Express

talented array of young artistes – Oxford Times

Four starsWhatsOnStage


Grand Opera House York

35th Anniversary Gala performance at 7:30pm

Sleeping Beauty performance at 5pm

Tickets: £14 – £24

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