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Swan Lake ranks among the most famous classical ballet titles and forms part of the repertoire of all major theatres worldwide.
The German fairy tale about Princess Odette, transfigured into a swan, the evil sorcerer Red Beard and the hapless Prince who forgets about his promise has gained immortality owing to P. I. Tchaikovsky’s music, as well as the preserved original choreography by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. The National Theatre will premiere a new version of this splendid work in the choreography of the world-famous Danish dancer and choreographer Kenneth Greve, who will tailor-make this ballet for our corps de ballet. Our endeavour is to delve down to the story’s roots, to reveal the real depth and symbolism of the work and, while respecting the legacy, to create a theatre and directorial form in keeping with the development of classical dance and theatre within our times.
author: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
choreography: Kenneth Greve
stage director: Kenneth Greve
conductor: Sergej Poluektov, Pavel Šnajdr, Václav Zahradník
sets: Karin Betz
costumes: Karin Betz
duration of performance: 2 h 30 min (1 intermission)
production photographers: Pavel Hejný, Roman Sejkot, Hana Smejkalová, Diana Zehetner