Dutch Nationwide Ballet presents Swan Lake this Spring, to have fun listed here are some beautiful photographs and a video trailer:
Over the previous sixty years, in addition to presenting profitable worldwide productions, the Dutch Nationwide Ballet has additionally produced its personal interpretations of the classics. One of the vital ballets is Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake from 1988, which continues to be regarded worldwide as one of the crucial lovely variations of this ‘ballet of ballets’.
For his adaptation of the well-known traditional, the previous creative director was impressed primarily by Tchaikovsky; not simply by his music, but additionally by his letters and diaries. Van Dantzig revered the surviving sections of the ‘commonplace’ model by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov from 1895, whereas selecting for a much less superficial, extra human interpretation of the opposite sections, thus lending his manufacturing a particularly emotional energy of expression.
Love and deception
Love and deception are the key phrases in Swan Lake. Siegfried, a younger prince with the soul of a poet, meets a white swan, Odette, on the lakeside one evening, and he guarantees to be devoted to her (and thus additionally to his beliefs). Again within the palace, nonetheless, Siegfried permits himself to be seduced by the sorcerer’s daughter Odile, who’s disguised as a black swan. Too late, Siegfried realises his mistake.
Toer van Schayk
In the best way that Petipa acquired help from Ivanov for Swan Lake, so Van Dantzig referred to as on the multi-talented Toer van Schayk. Van Schayk choreographed the colorful folks dances that add lustre to Siegfried’s birthday celebration within the third act. He additionally designed the spectacular units and costumes, taking inspiration from the ‘golden’ work of the seventeenth-century Dutch Masters.
Rudi van Dantzig
2023 is the ninetieth anniversary of the beginning of Rudi van Dantzig (1933-2012). For over twenty years, he was the creative director of Dutch Nationwide Ballet, which he solid right into a united household. His ballets show nice social engagement and a perpetual ‘quest for the unattainable’. His most well-known works embody 4 Final Songs, Monument for a useless boy, Onder mijne voeten and his acclaimed variations of the full-length classical ballets Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake.
In complete, seventeen performances of the manufacturing shall be given within the interval from 22 March 2023 to 18 April 2023. For extra data go to: Dutch National Ballet
Featured Picture: Principal Dancer Olga Smirnova, photographed by Marta Syrko