Ballet Preljocaj

Le Lac des cygnes

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti

    Friday 09 July H 20:30

    Saturday 10 July H 19:00

    Sunday 11 July H 17:00

Tickets:
stalls / stalls box / I circle box € 60
II and III circle box € 45

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Choreography

Angelin Preljocaj

Music

Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij

Additional music

79D

Video

Boris Labbé

Costume design

Igor Chapurin

Light design

Éric Soyer

Artistic direction assistant Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Cécile Médour
Choreologist Dany Lévêque

Ballet Preljocaj dancers

Production Ballet Preljocaj
Coproduction Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse / Biennale de la Danse de Lyon 2021, Maison de la Danse, Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand / Festspielhaus St Pölten / Les Théâtres – Grand Théâtre de Provence / Théâtres de Compiègne
Working residence Grand Théâtre de Provence

After Blanche Neige and Roméo et Juliette, Angelin Preljocaj returns to narrative ballet, a field in which he excels, and gives Čajkovskij’s musical a contemporary slant.
While he remains faithful to the dramaturgical structure of the famous ballet, Preljocaj presents his own version of the myth of the swan-dancer, focusing on the impulses that inspire and motivate each character. The choreographer explores the depths of a lake that is yet to reveal its secrets, exploring the Russian culture that is so dear to him. With Ghost in 2008, Preljocaj began to explore the work of choreographer Marius Petipa – the choreographer who, in the late 1800s, made Le Lac des cygnes a classic. With his own take on Le Lac des cygnes, Preljocaj continues that process.