When it comes to Ballet one exquisite work stands out above the rest; 'Swan Lake' by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is now regarded by ballet lovers and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of his most valuable romantic pieces.
Composed 1875-1876 and re-envisioned in 1895 (Petipa/Ivanov), the elegantly powerful music of Tchaikovsky has truly stood the test of time along with the beautifully fractured and lustfully dark story complimented by its classic dance. Many have taken up the productions gauntlet but few have been able to generate the broad appeal and popularity of the Mariinsky Ballet’s rendition. Taking Tchaikovsky’s trademark sound and blending it with wonderfully conceived visuals inspired by the intricacy and brilliance of Fabergé, the Marinsky is able to create a world that excites the senses and absorbs the mind as the extremely testing role of Odette/Odile (the white/black swan) plays out.
WinkBall citizen video reports Dan, Karen and Lucio were at The Royal Opera House on Wednesday, 27th July 2011 to capture the passion of those attending the prestigious production. What do YOU think of Swan Lake? Let us know by recording a reply to this wall on WinkBall.com!