Whether you go to see Swan Lake, The Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty, a Tchaikovsky ballet is an experience hard to beat. Through intricate orchestration and virtuosic choreography, these ballets are a grand spectacle that do not come around very often. Thanks to Candlelight Ballet, Melburnians can get a taste of the magic in one of the city’s most emblematic buildings, Collingwood Town Hall Ballroom.
Surrounded by the twinkling lights of thousands of candles, ballerinas will grace audiences with their remarkable talent at upcoming Candlelight Ballet performances. Joined by Invictus Quartet, they will plier, pirouette and elancer during select Tchaikovsky songs to dazzle and delight audiences throughout the evening.
Candlelight will set the Collingwood Town Hall alight with a sea of candles, hauntingly beautiful melodies and emotive Tchaikovsky storytelling. Two ballerinas will take to the stage at select moments throughout the night to accompany selected stirring pieces from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and to dazzle us with their graceful movements as candles flicker all around. They will captivate you with their grace and style as the music soars throughout the night for a performance you’ll be hard-pressed to forget.
Ballerinas Ruth Austin and Heidi Zolker have more than a decade of international dance experience between them, having studied, trained and performed in Singapore and in North America. They are joined by the talented Invictus Quartet who have represented Australia in a number of international competitions as well as having had the honour of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Candlelight Ballet has had tremendous success across the world with attendees saying of the experience that it is “beautiful music, wonderful atmosphere!” and that they “absolutely loved it!” There’s few plans out in the town that are as magical as an evening of everlasting melodies and arguably the world’s greatest ballet.