Swan Lake is the most famous of ballets – perhaps the most loved classical ballet of them all. The tale of a Prince falling in love with a graceful Swan Princess is a signature of classical ballet, and one that will be heading to Victoria next month with the The Russian National Ballet Theatre.
Founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and presented by XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotions, the theatre celebrates the masters of Russian ballet with new forms in choreography. Combining both classical and modern dance, the theatre boasts an ensemble of more than fifty talented and unique soloists.
This production is an especially appealing and popular one for the company, with a collection of individual dances, dramatic costumes and enticing stage screens. Expect a full length classical performance with charming music, floating white tulle and stunning dance techniques.
If you haven’t heard of Swan Lake, this is your chance to experience the dark love story of good set against evil on a classic ballet stage. Following the original storyline with subtle variations, Swan Lake tell the story of Odette, a vulnerable princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse that can only be broken by the power of love, inviting the notion that virtues of love and forgiveness can conquer all.
Without question, this is one of the finest of all ballet in the Russian National Ballet Theatre repertoire.
When & Where: GPAC, Geelong – November 23, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura – November 24 & 25, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo – November 27 & December 2 & The Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool – December 1