Swan Lake

Dance, Ballet
Swan Lake
Photograph: Time Out

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre comes to Melbourne with one of the world’s favourite ballets

The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre does things the traditional way and will bring that approach to Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece about a beautiful princess transformed into a swan. The performance will be led by award-winning prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova who’ll play Odette. The company may not perform with a live orchestra, but there are 60 dancers on stage in intricate costumes and their own touring sets, making this a pretty decadent production.

Swan Lake will play a short season at Melbourne’s historic Princess Theatre, marking the first time the stage has seen the classical ballet in 65 years.

By: Ben Neutze

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