ROH Live Screening: Swan Lake

@ The Witham

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12 June 2018

7:15pm

£15 | £13 for 16 - 12 years | £10 for 11 years and under

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, 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. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is surprising Swan Lake was 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 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.

The Royal Ballet Choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Four acts, approx. 180 minutes (including two intervals)

Venue
3 Horse Market
Barnard Castle
DL12 8LY

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