Event Swan Lake
Export | Feedback | Map | Network | Print
Venue Playhouse, South Bank, QLD
First Date 6 December 2008
Opening Date 6 December 2008
Last Date 20 December 2008
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "This lavish new production of Swan Lake is inspired by the autobiography of ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska. Exiled in France after the Russian Revolution, she wrote an account of her life at The Imperial Ballet and her romance with Tsar Nicholas II. In their tragic story, choreographer Fran├žois Klaus found parallels with the ill-fated love of the Swan Queen and Prince Siegfried. Kschessinska's love for Nicholas endured through many years, but as the dark forces of intrigue and destruction grew around them, he eventually met his grim fate, while she fled to Paris."
Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Test Biographical
Traditional
Subjects Biography
Fantasy
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Francois Klaus Choreographer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Andrew Mogrelia Conductor
Noelene Hill Costume Designer
Clare Morehen Dancer
Christian Tatchev Dancer
David Walters Lighting Designer
Graham Maclean Set Designer
Works
Text Nationality Russia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Performers from Zen Zen Zo played peasants in this production.
Data Source
Source Description
Contact / Friend Qld Ballet Admin
Web Various
Event Identifier 78761