5 Things You Need To Know About Ballet West’s ‘Swan Lake’ Premiere In Malaysia
Get ready to be mesmerised by the art of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet at the Asia premiere right here in Malaysia! World-class dancers from Ballet West UK will be presented by The Dance Company as the first professional ballet company to showcase the magical production of Swan Lake with six shows lined up for us at Genting Highlands.
As a pioneer in the world of dance, Ballet West UK has an impressive track record of sold out shows in more than 40 cities across the world for the past 28 years.
Before kicking off production for six months of intense training, they had to go through a series of auditions to narrow down 113 dancers to the selected 11 best performers to join their existing cast and perform in Malaysia. Swipe through below for 5 things you need to know about Ballet West’s Swan Lake premiere.
Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake was originally composed over two centuries ago in 1875 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the legendary Russian composers of the classical repertoire. It tells a spellbinding tale of love, magic and tragedy through a chronicle of how a Prince Siegfried falls in love with a beautiful girl, Odette by the lake while he was out for a hunt on his birthday. Unfortunately, an evil sorcerer came in between their growing love due to a curse that is casted on Odette.
The first performance of Swan Lake took place in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia and continues to make its mark until today.