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Sleeping Beauty Ballet – STATEMENT
We are all aware of the current tragic situation in Ukraine, firstly Blackpool Grand would like to send our thoughts to the families in Ukraine.
In light, Blackpool Grand would like to update you on their November presentation with Amande Concerts Ltd. Sleeping Beauty Ballet.
It goes without saying that both parties (venue and producer) strongly condemn the violence in Ukraine. Arts and politics are not connected, these are innocent people that are being affected. Neither can alter any political situation.
The production of Sleeping Beauty is brought to you by Amande Concerts Ltd. Which is an English company, registered in the UK, that has worked with the best of the best performing arts organisations from Eastern Europe for over twenty years. “Russian State Ballet and Opera House” is a brand name established by a UK company, Amande Concerts Ltd. The brand acts as an umbrella for the presentation of artists of many diverse nationalities who have graduated from artistic institutions in Russia and countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. We understand the potential for the confusion this name causes, but there is no link between Amande Concerts Ltd. to the Russian ‘state’ as a political entity.
Amande Concerts Ltd. Has confirmed to Blackpool Grand that the company does NOT receive any public or commercial money from Russian organisations and has been self-sufficient WITHOUT any sponsoring support from ANY state or organisation, including Great Britain.
Sleeping Beauty Ballet
Considering the current situation, we have decided to update the literature to be clearer that in no way do either company support the actions taken by the Russian government. The title ‘Classical Ballet and Opera House presents Sleeping Beauty’ will now be used across all media.
Blackpool Grand Theatre has no further comment at this time.
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