The cast sheet for Swan Lake will be posted on this page one day before the performance and will be available until one day after the performance.
Follow the link below to read the synopsis of Swan Lake.
Rudi van Dantzig’s vision of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Rudi van Dantzig (1933-2012) created his production of Swan Lake in 1988 for Dutch National Ballet. In the programme to accompany the first performance series, he gave his notes on the famous classical ballet. You can find a condensed version of these notes by following the link below.
Spectacular virtuosity versus serene fragility
Learn more about the history of the development of ‘the ballet of ballets’ by following the link below.
The music of Swan Lake
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) composed just three ballet scores – Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker – but they brought about a revolution in nineteenth-century ballet music.
Painted shadows and new classical choreography
Follow the link below to read the interview with Toer van Schayk: set and costume designer of Swan Lake and choreographer of the folk dances in the third act.
‘You always want to be even better than you are’
Eight pupils of the Dutch National Ballet Academy on their role in Swan Lake.
A swan’s skirt made of ten square metres of tulle
Read more about the tutus from Swan Lake by following the link below.
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