A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT BALLET ON SCREEN AT THE KIRKGATE CENTRE, COCKERMOUTH

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Arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. Now the company presents a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett, who brings fresh eyes to the staging of this classic, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock 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. Poorly received at its premiere in 1877, it is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become not only part of 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

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV. ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY

LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

 

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