Swan Lake – The National Ballet of Japan at New National theatre
3rd May, Protected content Holiday)
Music Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
Choreography Marius PETIPA / Lev IVANOV
Production MAKI Asami
Set & Costume Designer Peter CAZALET
Conductor Alexei BAKLAN
Orchestra Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Out of the classical ballet repertoire, Swan Lake is unquestionably an audience favourite. The NNTT's Swan Lake was revised in Protected content the former Artistic Director, MAKI Asami. It maintains its elegance, to which is brought the memorable staging of the English artist, Peter CAZALET, with its modernity, sophistication and sense of colour. Characteristic of MAKI's Swan Lake is the origins of the story being clearly outlined in the prologue, the focus on storytelling, the russkaya dance, so often omitted, being danced by a lead dancer, the quick dance steps, and number of technically challenging sections. There is always something new to discover in this piece, even after watching it many times. The true worth of a ballet company becomes apparent in the techniques of the main dancers and their ability to bring depth to their portrayals, as well as in the skills of the corps de ballet. We invite you to see the National Ballet Japan of today
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Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро Lebedinoye ozero), Op. 20, is a balletcomposed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Protected content . Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets.
The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and/or German folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger(Václav Reisinger). The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March [O.S. 20 February] Protected content the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the Protected content of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January Protected content , at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.
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