Dmitry Krymov‘s Midsummer Night's Dream
24 - 26 August 2012
Kings Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 9LQ
Dmitry Krymov will present the world premiere of his unique production A Midsummer Night's Dream at Edinburgh International Festival. Dmitry Krymov is a director, artist and designer whose visually stunning productions have established him as one of the most original directorial voices of his generation.
In Russian with English surtitles.
For more information see: http://www.eif.co.uk/midsummer
Cinderella: Mariinsky Ballet
30 August - 1 September 2012
Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
The legendary Mariinsky Ballet brings Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale to the Festival, in this large-scale production that offers a sumptuous mix of engrossing storytelling and grand classical ballet with a fresh contemporary twist. Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre and former Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world. His exquisite and inventive choreography blends classical ballet with innovative movement that is full of wit, charm and character.
Complete with a full corps de ballet, the dancers’ every movement is highlighted and intensified by Prokofiev’s gorgeous musical score performed live by the Mariinsky Orchestra and led by the great Valery Gergiev. Prepare to be captivated, entranced and enchanted in equal measure.
'The marvellous Alexei Ratmansky sets new steps to Prokofiev’s Cinderella in the International Festival’s single hottest ticket.'
‘Spectacular... aptly captures the magic and hope of the well-known fairytale. In short, it is genius.’
For more information see: http://www.eif.co.uk/cinderella