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Swan Lake

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Friday 30 October 202018:00
Saturday 31 October 202011:00
Saturday 31 October 202018:00
Saturday 07 November 202011:00
Saturday 07 November 202018:00
Sunday 08 November 202018:00
Programme
Swan LakeMusic: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
Choreography: Marius Petipa (Original), Lev Ivanov (Original), Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk (Choreography of folk dances)
Performers
Hungarian National Ballet
Balázs KocsárConductor
Toer van SchaykSet Designer, Costume Designer
Jan HofstraLighting Designer
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Classical ballet in three acts

Tchaikovsky’s first ballet is the most beloved classical piece in ballet literature: while the hardships of love between a prince forced into marriage and a maiden enchanted into the form of a swan is one of the most charming Russian romantic fairy tales, the piece nevertheless failed at its original premiere in 1877. The choreographers creating the premiere were simply not equal to Tchaikovsky’s genius. It was Marius Petipa's and Lev Ivanov's choreography that brought fame for the piece and established a tradition, and most companies to this day still dance the piece following this blueprint. Rudi van Dantzig and Toer van Schayk revised this classic creative work in 1988.

The same female ballet dancer portrays both Odette – the pure, innocent white swan– and Odile – the seductive, manipulative black swan in the Hungarian National Ballet’s brand-new production.

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