- Thursday 28 Sep 2023, 20:00 - 22:30
- Spoken Language
Luxor Theater Rotterdam
The Largest Swan Lake in the World from China! The English choreographer Derek Deane has revived this stunning version of the World's Largest Swan Lake with the Shanghai Ballet. The scenes featuring 48 swans – twice as many as usual – are of moving beauty.
The iconic ballet with its timeless story of good and evil still captures the imagination and receives rave reviews:
"Breathtaking... otherworldly... moving beauty....
Pure lyricism, fragile with great grace ... virtuosic
A great flawless Swan Lake... Like a perfect impressionist painting....
This is Swan Lake as it should be and as you rarely see it."
Choreographer Derek Deane (former artistic director of The English National Ballet) himself says of his masterpiece, "It is even more moving and poetic. They are like large paintings by Degas, with the hushed "tableaux" brought to life again and again." Without compromising the authenticity of Swan Lake, he has added a wonderful chapter to this ballet classic with his breathtaking choreography.