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Swan Lake

18 Jul - 1 Sep 2013

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to present a national tour of New Zealand dance icon Russell Kerr’s classic production of Swan Lake as the centrepiece of our 60th birthday year.

Considered the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of music and dance. We are excited to be able to present this important revival with the support of colleagues from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Wellington), the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (Christchurch) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Auckland).

With Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score – lush, romantic, instantly recognisable – and Kristian Fredrikson’s opulent designs, Swan Lake transports the audience from ballroom to lakeside. You’ll be caught up in the unfolding tragedy and exalt as the dancers bring every nuance of their characters alive through ballet at its most illuminating.

Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including 2 intervals

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What are they saying


Immaculately professional, the production overflows with an opulence and a gracefulness hard to find in other art forms, making show-goers feel almost like royalty while the dancers are on stage.

Lauren Hayes

The Southland Times

You could just be mesmerised by the sheer physical beauty of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Swan Lake. It is the stunning production's fourth season, its best ever and a perfect celebration of the company's 60th anniversary year.

Bernadette Rae

NZ Herald

Credits


Choreography

Russell Kerr after Petipa/Ivanov

Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Design

Kristian Fredrikson

Lighting Design

Jon Buswell

Conductor

Nigel Gaynor

Cast


Wellington

Dunedin

Christchurch

Invercargill

Takapuna

Auckland

Auckland

Palmerston North

Napier

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