In short

Swan Lake  (from1895), together with The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, forms part of the big three of Russian nineteenth century ballets.  Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, together with choreographer Marius Petipa, raised both ballet music and dance as an art form to new heights with this piece.  At Dutch National Ballet, Swan Lake is danced in the version of former artistic director, Rudi van Dantzig.

Rudi van Dantzig

Choreographer

Few people have left such a mark on the Dutch National Ballet and the Dutch dance world as writer and choreographer Rudi van Dantzig (Amsterdam, 1933-2012). For twenty years Van Dantzig was the artistic leader of Dutch National Ballet and he made choreographies that demonstrated an enormous social involvement.

Dancers

Who is dancing when?

Sunday, March 1, 2015: Maia Makhateli - Artur Shesterikov | Tuesday, March 3, 2015: Anna Tsygankova - Jozef Varga | Thursday, March 5, 2015: Maia Makhateli - Artur Shesterikov | Saturday, March 7, 2015:
Jurgita Dronina - Isaac Hernandez | Sunday, March 8, 2015: Wen Ting Guan - Vito Mazzeo

(Subject to change)