Chiswick Meets Cracow In Hammersmith

Local girl Lizzie to perform with ballet company at The Polish Centre

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Lizzie Taylor, who grew up and studied in Chiswick is to star with the Cracow Centre Ballet in a series of performances in Hammersmith in early September.

The company, a young, enthusiastic and colourful ballet theatre from Eastern Europe, features professional classically trained dancers with great talent and a real passion for modern ballet.

Established in 2009 by former prima ballerina Svetlana Gaida, six dancers from Russia, Poland and England will perform at the Polish Centre in Hammersmith in a very exciting display including new choreography, billed as “Vita Nuova” and with music by Frederic Chopin to mark the celebration of his birth 200 years ago (1810-1849).

Their repertoire also consists of some of the most famous and best-loved classical ballets and their beautiful costumes, especially striking in the character dances, have been hand crafted in Belarus.

Teatr Baletu Svetlany Gaidy - Cracow Centre Ballet - will perform on:-
5th September (Sunday), 4pm
Matinee 8th September (Wednesday), 1.30pm
10th September (Friday), 7pm
11th September (Saturday), 7pm
at the Polish Theatre, Polish Social & Cultural Association, POSK, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0R, two minutes from Ravenscourt Park underground.

Tickets £10, group concessions for students £5, reservations by email: also from 25th August from Nina Hollis between hours 9.00-13.00, tel. 0208 992 0202 and at the theatre in POSK box office 18.00-20.00, tel 0208 741 0398.

More information on the dancers and the company is available from

August 10, 2010