“Swan Lake” Season at Le Théâtre du Léman starts in April!
“Swan Lake” is known as one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. It is a beautiful and romantic story that has been celebrated by the audiences around the world for more than 100 years. The music to the ballet was written by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky who has also penned the ballet music for other renowned pieces: the “Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty”.
A few facts you might not know about “Swan Lake”:
- There are several variations and versions of the end, from the tragic to the romantic
- The premiere of Tchaikovsky's “Swan Lake” took place on January 15th 1895 on the stage of the Maryinsky (Mariinsky) Theatre in St. Petersburg
- The versions of the ballet in the 1870's and 1880's at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow were unsuccessful
- With its many moves and poses it is considered as one of the most difficult ballets to perform
- The beautiful story was also retold in the movie “Black Swan”, which received five Academy Award nominations. “Black Swan” was directed by Darren Aronofsky, and starred Natalie Portman, who won the best Actress Oscar for her role of Nina in the movie
And now you have a chance to enjoy this famous ballet on your own! Théâtre du Léman has dedicated the month of April to the “Swan Lake” performance.
Do you prefer the old time classic? Then visit the theatre on Wednesday, April 5th and enjoy the original version of this famous ballet performed by the Municipal Theatre of Kiev.
Would you like to experience a modern interpretation? Then “Swan Lake Reloaded” is your choice! This contemporary adaptation by Swedish choreographer Frederik Rydman, which will be staged from April 8th to April 13th mixes street dance, special effects and projections. Le Figaro described it as "stripped and mind-blowing! 1:40 of pure entertainment."
Which version of “Swan Lake” do you prefer?