December 01

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Swan Lake – Russian Classical Ballet

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This Christmas the Russian Classical Ballet, mastered by the choreographer Evgeniya Bespalova, comes to Lisbon, and at the Tivoli presents The Swan Lake. A classic and charming story with sumptuous scenery, wonderful costumes, and music that will make this great masterpiece of classical ballet, a show that you will not want to miss.

The Swan Lake is considered for some, the most spectacular classical ballet show, full of romance and beauty. Its choreography demands from the ballet dancers artfulness and technical skillfulness to represent the characters.

The choreography movements were inspired and linked to the movements of swan’s movements, that give the performance dynamism and a unique creative richness of movements. However, The Swan Lake owes its popularity not only to Petipa’s inventive and expressive choreography, but also due to the music, a Tchaikovsky masterpiece.

The Swan Lake, tells a story about a prince looking for the ideal woman, and who sees in the swan silhouette the woman’s delicacy and enchantment, which he falls in love by. In reality, the swan embodies an enchanted princess… a truly poetic and romantic theme.

 

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa e Lev Ivanov
Cenography: Russian Classical Ballet
Première: 27th February 1877, at Bolsho Theatre, Moscow

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