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As a sign of increasing confidence of its special place in British Ballet following its Sleeping Beauty Moment at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff before Christmas and its triumphant launch of The Light Princess in Newport last month, Ballet Cymru has announced that it will stage Shadow Aspect a new evening-length work by Tim Podesta starring the Royal Ballet's guest artist Mara Galeazzi at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport on 3 and 4 Nov and at Sadler's Wells on 5 Nov.
According to the Riverfront's website
"Shadow Aspect refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious mind does not identify in itself. In short, the shadow is the dark side.The Royal Ballet's website adds:
'To know yourself, you must accept your dark side. To deal with others' dark sides, you must also know your darkside.' Carl Jung"
"Galeazzi was born in Brescia and from the age of ten trained at the school of La Scala, Milan. She was awarded a Cavaliere del Lavoro medal in 2009 and the Positano Prize in 2008. Signature roles with The Royal Ballet included Juliet, Anastasia, Tatiana (Onegin), the Firebird, Giselle and Mary Vetsera (Mayerling), the role in which she made her farewell appearance as a Principal. Since retiring she has returned to The Royal Ballet to create the role of Mother (Ludovic Ondiviela’s Cassandra) and to collaborate in Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works. Further dance work since leaving the Company includes founding the dance group M&T in Motion with Australian choreographer Tim Podesta. In 2016 she created her first piece of choreography, Remembrance, performed with Covent Garden Dance Company in Hatch House, Wiltshire."Galeazzi is one of the great ballerinas of our age and I am looking forward to seeing her interaction with the brilliant young artists of Ballet Cymru.
Ticket prices in Newport to see a star of this calibre are unbelievable: Red seats - £14.50, concessions £12.50, dance schools £10.50, Yellow seats - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, dance schools £9. These are Eastern Europe - no Cuban - prices, people, in a leading British theatre in the second largest city of Wales. To bag your ticket before the Bristolians, Londoners and your neighbours at the Syddfa Batent cotton on click this link today. You won't get in to see anything like this at these prices in Llundain I'll be bound.