Ever since its first appearance in Moscow in 1877, Swan Lake has become one of the most popular classical ballets in the world. Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this ballet pulls at the heartstrings with its bitter-sweet but powerful love story.
Ballet West brings the timeless piece to Genting Highlands this month, making it the first full-length Swan Lake ballet to be performed by a full-UK cast in Malaysia. The 150-minute production performed over six days tells the story of a prince who falls in love with a cursed princess (White Swan) but finds himself deceived by a lie that ends their fate.
It was love-at-first-sight when Prince Siegfried lays eyes on Princess Odette, cursed along with her maidens, to become swans by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. While on the search for a wife, the prince happily announces his decision to marry Odette at a royal party. This news is heard by Rothbart who wants to stop the marriage as it would break the curse.
As cunning as he is, Rothbart transforms his daughter Odile into the Black Swan and successfully tricks Siegfried into falling for her. As the prince proclaims his love to Odile, Rothbart puts Odette under a curse which makes her a swan for life. Heartbroken, Odette takes her own life and Siegfried joins her when he finally discovers the upsetting truth.
Ballet West and The Dance Company
The producer of Swan Lake, Ballet West and The Dance Company is a professional touring company with an outstanding ballet academy that recruits excellent talents globally. Swan Lake by Ballet West is choreographed by Daniel Job who is the artistic advisor and ballet master for this production.
The lead roles of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette are taken up by ballet master and Genee medallist coach Jonathan Barton, and Natasha Watson who is also a star in the UK film industry. The Black Swan is played by Uyu Hiromoto, a recipient of the prestigious Solo Seal Award, medallist at the South Africa International Ballet Competition and finalist in both Genée International Ballet Competition and BBC Young Dancer.
Swan Lake is bound to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, with fluid movements and dynamic expressions delivered by the prestigious cast. Book your seats now to catch this unmissable ballet!
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We are rewarding three lucky readers with tickets to Swan lake by Ballet West! Each winner will receive two tickets to watch Swan Lake by Ballet West on 24 August 2018, 8pm.
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WHERE Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands
WHEN 8pm (24-26 Aug, 31 Aug-2 Sept)
TEL 03 2718 1118