Swan Lake with Olga Smirnova – stunning video from Dutch Nationwide Ballet

Dutch Nationwide Ballet presents Swan Lake this Spring, to rejoice listed here are some beautiful pictures and a video trailer:

Over the previous sixty years, moreover presenting profitable worldwide productions, the Dutch Nationwide Ballet has additionally produced its personal interpretations of the classics. Some of the essential ballets is Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake from 1988, which remains to be regarded worldwide as one of the vital stunning variations of this ‘ballet of ballets’.

For his adaptation of the well-known traditional, the previous creative director was impressed primarily by Tchaikovsky; not simply by his music, but additionally by his letters and diaries. Van Dantzig revered the surviving sections of the ‘normal’ model by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov from 1895, whereas selecting for a much less superficial, extra human interpretation of the opposite sections, thus lending his manufacturing an especially emotional energy of expression.

Olga Smirnova by Marta Syrko

Love and deception
Love and deception are the key phrases in Swan Lake. Siegfried, a younger prince with the soul of a poet, meets a white swan, Odette, on the lakeside one night time, and he guarantees to be trustworthy to her (and thus additionally to his beliefs). Again within the palace, nevertheless, Siegfried permits himself to be seduced by the sorcerer’s daughter Odile, who’s disguised as a black swan. Too late, Siegfried realises his mistake.

Toer van Schayk
In the best way that Petipa obtained help from Ivanov for Swan Lake, so Van Dantzig referred to as on the multi-talented Toer van Schayk. Van Schayk choreographed the colorful people dances that add lustre to Siegfried’s party within the third act. He additionally designed the spectacular units and costumes, taking inspiration from the ‘golden’ work of the seventeenth-century Dutch Masters.

Rudi van Dantzig 
2023 is the ninetieth anniversary of the beginning of Rudi van Dantzig (1933-2012). For over twenty years, he was the creative director of Dutch Nationwide Ballet, which he solid right into a united household. His ballets display nice social engagement and a perpetual ‘quest for the unattainable’. His most well-known works embody 4 Final SongsMonument for a useless boyOnder mijne voeten and his acclaimed variations of the full-length classical ballets Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake.

In whole, seventeen performances of the manufacturing will probably be given within the interval from 22 March 2023 to 18 April 2023. For extra info go to: Dutch National Ballet

Featured Picture: Principal Dancer Olga Smirnova, photographed by Marta Syrko