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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Sun, 17th June, 2018 @ 14:00pm - 17:00pm

£8 - £18

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THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S
MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY
BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

Satellite screening from the Royal Opera House
Swan Lake has had a special role in therepertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934.
This Season The Royal Ballet creates a newproduction with additional choreography
by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Whileremaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text,
Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the stagingof this classic ballet, in collaboration with his
long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of
swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette,
he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her
human form only at night.
Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the
best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its
premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production
by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet
consciousness but also wider popular culture.That success is secured not only by the
sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic
contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created
by Ivanov.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

Details

Date:
Sun, 17th June, 2018
Time:
14:00pm - 17:00pm
Cost:
£8 - £18
Event Category:

Venue

SpArC Theatre
Phone:
01588 630321 / 638038

Organiser

Liz Still