The leading dancers of Russia’s largest ballet theaters Bolshoi and Marinksi, go up to his tent Herodeion, on October 6, and on his stage Christmas Theater, on October 7, to present one of the most impressive classical dance galas in the world, based on ballet of ballets, the “Swan Lake». Famous names of the international classical dance scene, Eugenia Obratsova, Anna Nikulina, Ekaterina Kontaurova, Ekaterina Osmolkina and Svetlana Lunkina come to Athens to magnetize the Greek audience during the extension entitled “»
“Swan Lake” is the leading work in the history of classical ballet. The double role of Odette – Odile is often played by different ballerinas in the same show and not just one. These are the roles whose assignment is a dream come true for every ballerina. Odette is the White Swan and Odile is the Black Swan. The choice of color represents the contrast between the women who claim the heart of Prince Siegfried. Odette as a white circle represents purity, true love, good, while Odile as a black circle represents, of course, evil and envy, due to the evil intentions of her father who tries, with magic, to force the Prince to renounce Odette to love Odile’s daughter.
However, one of the foundations of the famous ballet and at the same time one of its most recognized parts, is the so-called “Black pas de deux”. It is the moment when Odile dances as a Black Swan in the form of Odette and tries to deceive Prince Siegfried in order to love her. It is also the moment when the Black Swan returned one of the most important and impressive tricks to win the love of the prince, performing the 32 consecutive fouettés, one of the most demanding moments of any ballerina.
The “Black Swan” will feature mainly choreographies from the play “Swan Lake” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich (always based on the original Petipa-Ivanov choreography). Grigorovich’s choreography is the one that is still performed today at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
A great moment of the evening is the presence of the unique choreography “The Death of the Swan” that he had created for the greatest ballerina of all time Anna Pavlova by Michael Fokin in 1907. It is an inspired solo from the poem of the same name by Tenson music by 13th “movement” of Kamig Shin Sans’s work “The Animal Carnival” for violin and piano. It has since been considered the top test for a ballerina.
Finally, selected parts of the play present unique moments from the plays “Sleeping Beauty” by Peter Tchaikovsky, “Corsair” by Adolf Adam and “Sehrazat” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on the fairy tale “Thousands” and
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