Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake
This performance plays the best scenes from the famous ballet, Swan Lake from P.I. Tchaikovsky.Performance covers the whole story of the original ballet designed to appeal to a wider audience.
Odette/ Odile : Anna Scechaleva, Barbora Kaufmannova, Ivona JelicovaPrince Siegfried : Ondrej Novotný, Jan Krejcir, Miroslav Hradil
Rothbart : Milan Malac, Radim KubecekThe Prince´s Mother : Radka Zemanova, Ivana BeranovaSmall swans (pas de quatre) : Lenka Hrabovska, Ivana Blazkova, Lucie Tomankova, Karolina NovakovaSpanish dance : Petra Sontagova, Vladimir VaskuBrides : Monika Mastalirova, Nela Celisova, Klara Krejcirova,Zofie Demkova, Magda TluharovaPolish dance : Tereza Ulrichova, Nela Celisova
ABOUT THE EVENT :
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was composed in 1875 as a commission by Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, the intendant of the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow. Like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake was unsuccessful after its first year of performance. Conductors, dancers and audiences alike thought Tchaikovsky’s music was too complicated and hard to dance to. The production’s original choreography by German ballet master, Julius Reisinger, was uninspiring and unoriginal. Much is unknown about the original production of Swan Lake – no notes, techniques or instruction concerning the ballet was written down. Only little can be found in letters and memos. It wasn’t until after Tchaikovsky’s death that Swan Lake was revived. Much of the Swan Lake we know of today was a revision by the famous choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895.