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Olivia Dow School Presents ‘Kitchen Royale’

Malta Independent Sunday, 10 July 2011, 00:00 Last update: about 10 years ago

Kitchen Royale is this summer’s ballet production by The Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet.

The story is set in the busy kitchen and banquet hall of a Duchess’s palace, where preparations are underway for an international feast to be attended by dignitaries from all over the world. However, as the celebrations kick off, food makes way for love, as the Duchess’s son, the Grand Prince, sets his eyes on a noble lady.

The cast of the Russian Ballet students will bring to life this “happy ever after” story and the audience will be regaled with the special effects created by the costumes, prop and music.

Ms Dow is producing the show with the collaboration of her two senior teachers and choreographers, Jessica Farrugia and Martina Zammit. The show, which has become an annual cultural appointment, will be held on 31 July and will feature the Ballet Russe de Malte. Ms Dow has been the principal of the ballet school, with two state-of the-art studios, for the past 17 years. The ballet school coaches the famous Legat System traditionally followed by the Russian Classical Ballet. This method, which focuses on Russian teaching techniques was originated by Nicolai Legat, ballet master of the Russian Imperial Ballet. His wife, Tatiana Nicolaevna Legat, coached Ms Dow in her student years in Edinburgh.

Classes for both boys and girls begin from pre-preparatory level and go up to soloist levels.  Each November an examiner is appointed and sent over by the Russian Ballet Society in Edinburgh to grade the students in Malta.

Kitchen Royale will be held on Sunday 31 July at 7pm at Sir Temi Zammit Theatre, University of Malta.

For ticket information phone on 2158 3368, 9947 4127, email: [email protected] or visit

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