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A Ballet that is rarely witnessed outside of Russian soil. The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg brought Laurencia to debut in London’s Coliseum Opera House. Leading the show is international guest star Denis Matvienko along with Mikhailovsky principal Irina Perren,

Dress Rehearsal 19th of July, 2010 at the Coliseum Theater, London. Copyright © Rola Yousef. All Rights Reserved.

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Laurencia is a Soviet era ballet created by legendary Georgian dancer and choreographer Vakhtang Chabukiani. It is based on the Spanish playwright Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. The first premiere of Laurencia was in 1939 in the Kirov Theatre. Leading roles were performed by Natalia Dudinskaya (Laurencia), Vakhtang Chabukiani (Frondoso) and Tatiana Vecheslova (Pascuala). In 1956, the ballet was staged at the Bolshoi Theatre where Vakhtang Chabukiani partnered Maya Plisetskaya. In 2010, after decades of absence from the Russian stage the ballet was revived for the Mikhailovsky Theatre by Mikhail Messerer.

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