Entertainment

International show comes to life on Ipswich stage

Anastasia Chumakova, principal soloist with Moscow Ballet La Classique, in Swan Lake.
Anastasia Chumakova, principal soloist with Moscow Ballet La Classique, in Swan Lake. Contributed

FOR ballerina Anastasia Chumakova, Swan Lake is one of her favourite roles and one of the most challenging.

"My role is the white swan and it is very challenging for a ballerina: you need to be very strong technically but at the same time very tender and soft," she said.

"The tale is of her life as a lady who is now a swan and it is very interesting for a ballerina. I have done the role many times and I really love this production.

"When I first performed it, I was very young so there was a different focus on technique, but now over the years, I try to find the role and add something to the part."

Brought to life by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's spectacular score, Swan Lake is a classic two-act fairytale of a tragic romance.

"(Swan Lake) it is very beautiful and very well done," she said.

"The costumes look very lovely and I hope the audience love what we do."

The principal soloist with Moscow Ballet La Classique is heading to Australia for the first time.

"I have never been to Australia, unfortunately, but I am looking forward to seeing this beautiful country. We have a lot of stops so we will have to see how it goes to find some time to sightsee while we are there."

Anastasia said it could take about a month prior to prepare for the role.

"You need to be very strong and enjoy the part on stage and try to make less mistakes," she laughed. "It is quite demanding beforehand and during the tour."

Anastasia has been performing for about 10 years and has travelled to England, Italy, Spain, China and Egypt.

"We are a good team as we travel together and try to help each other," she said. "We are like family."

And for anyone wanting to become a famous ballerina, Anastasia offers this advice.

"I would say work hard, don't be afraid, be yourself and enjoy what you are doing," she said. "You need to train every day, train hard but also have time to rest."

 

 

Moscow Ballet La Classique's Swan Lake is on Thursday March 16, CIVIC THEATRE, IPSWICH - Bookings: (07) 38106100.

Topics:  ballet ipswich theatre swanlake whatson



Teenager charged over hotel fight with bouncer

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffsPhoto: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Patron charged over St Patrick's Day fight with a hotel bouncer

How to protect our waters against white spot disease

SPOTTING IT: What to look out for to identify white spot disease in prawns.

DPI urges anglers to adopt strict measures to prevent disease spread

Upgrades continue on the Sikh temple

New golden domes have been placed on the Sikh temple in Woolgoolga.

New domes placed on First Sikh Temple.

Local Partners

Gogglebox shock: ‘This is so bloody juicy’

THE Gogglebox households can’t quite believe their eyes as they watch one of the most scandalous TV...

New Oscars fiasco safety net

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture. During the acceptance speech, the real winner was revealed.

Academy ‘won’t sack PwC’ but new safeguards in place.

Frozen’s original ending was much darker

Disney’s hit movie Frozen nearly turned out very, very differently.

IF THE original script had gone ahead, Frozen would have been grim.

Bea's parting gift: The Freak's in the frame

Pamela Rabe stars as Joan Ferguson in a scene from season five of the TV series Wentworth.

Gripping prison drama Wentworth returns for a volatile fifth season.

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie The Lego Batman Movie.

LEGO Batman and Scarlett Johansson take on Beauty and the Beast.

MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy Boss Baby story is a little far-fetched

A scene from the movie The Boss Baby.

After nailing Trump, Alec Baldwin’s career takes a strange detour.

MKR’s Amy blasts Josh’s ‘sl*t’ slur

Amy Murr, pictured with brother Tyson, said rival contestant Josh Meeuwissen crossed the line when he called her a ‘sl*t’.

AMY responds after being called a ‘sl*t’ by MKR’s villain Josh.

Properties sell for more with print

PRINT SELLS: A new report shows using print and online advertising achieves a price 21% higher than online alone.

How much more can can you get for your home by advertising in print?

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from best in the biz

TOP AGENT: LJ Hooker Double Bay agent Bill Malouf is a real estate mentor

Top agent to mentor a would-be agent

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Strong demand for houses and units on Coffs Coast

GOLDEN GLOW: This is one of the joys of living on the Coffs Coast, the sun rises past the Jetty at Coffs Harbour.

Sellers have the upper hand as desperate buyers snap up homes

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!