The Swan Lake - The Moscow City Ballet

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2 December 2017

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Swan Lake, the jewel of the classical repertoires composed by legendary Russian composer Tchaikovsky and creatively choreographed by Marius Petipa, has become one of the most performed ballets in the world. Swan Lake is one of the magical stories everybody has heard about but seldom has had a chance to see performed on stage.

Composed in 1876 by Tchaikovsky it was only in 1895 with the premiere in St. Petersburg when Swan Lake, danced on a choreography of Marius Petipa, became a tremendous success. Marius Petipa, born in Marseilles, went to St. Petersburg in 1847 and ruled over the Russian dance for more then 50 years. He could have never imagined that after him passing away his ballets would be danced all over the world. Furthermore, his Swan Lake, more than a century after its creation, became the most popular of all romantic ballets worldwide.

The story takes us to a romantic and imaginary universe where prince Siegfried falls in love with a swan, nothing less than a princess being a victim of sorcery. During daytime a swan, at night a women… destined to live like this until the day the sorcery will be broken…

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