Swan Lake Megaron Athens Grigorivich

SWAN LAKE by the Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia

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Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
When: 12 – 19 October 2018
Why Go: See one of Russia’s most beautiful ballet stories

The Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic love story, Swan Lake, at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens.

Known as one of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, this choreography by Yuri Nikolajevic Grigorovich is considered one of the most demanding and beautiful choreographies in Russian ballet.

Performed in two acts and four scenes, this production of Swan Lake will be led by acclaimed soloists from the Bolshoi Theatre, together with dancers from the Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia.

Swan Lake Megaron Grigorivich Athens

ABOUT SWAN LAKE

On Christmas Day 1969, the great Russian choreographer  Yuri Nikolajevic Grigorovich premieres Swan Lake for the Bolshoi Ballet, a choreography that has stayed in the history of the theatre’s repertoire for over 40 years. The historical premiere was led by Grigorovich’s wife and Bolshoi’s unforgettable ballerina, Natalia Bessmertova. Grigorovich worked for the Bolshoi Theatre until 1995 before he established his own ballet company. In 2008 he was offered the opportunity to return to the Bolshoi as ballet master and choreographer.

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse

CREDITS

Music: Pyotr Ilic Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich
Based on script scenarios by Vladimir Bekishev and Vasilis Gellert
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Sets-Costumes: Shimon Virsalaj

 

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