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In the woods there is enchantment...Swan Lake, the world's most beloved ballet, returns to its roots in a new, traditional production by The Australian Ballet.
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The Australian Ballet - Swan Lake

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
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Dates From 22 Feb to 2 Mar 2013

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In the woods there is enchantment...

Swan Lake, the world's most beloved ballet, returns to its roots in a new, traditional production by The Australian Ballet. Commissioned especially for the company's 50th anniversary, it has everything a good Swan Lake should - a troubled prince, an enchanted swan, a malevolent magician and doomed love. Choreographer Stephen Baynes is renowned for his intense musicality and classical purity. Together with designer Hugh Colman, he's created a ballet of unprecedented magnificence. Following 2012's Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake promises to be another sell-out for The Australian Ballet.

CREDITS
Choreography Stephen Baynes
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Hugh Colman assisted by Lexi George*
Lighting design Rachel Burke

*This mentorship has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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Reviews from the Melbourne premiere of Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake:

"Everything about Swan Lake is flawless - the tragic romance, the superb choreography and elegant prose represented through elongated limbs and stunning movement." Australia Stage
 

"... fans will love its familiar elements coupled with a handful of modern injections." Herald Sun
"Odette is effervescent, vulnerable and seductive" Herald Sun
 

"stunning performances" Sydney Morning Herald

"a spectacular production of a traditional favourite" Arts Hub

"An absolute must for any ballet fan, Swan Lake will haunt you long after you have left the theatre, in the most pleasant of ways." Australia Stage

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH QPAC PRESENTS
SWAN LAKE

CHOREOGRAPHY Stephen Baynes
MUSIC Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
COSTUME AND SET DESIGN Hugh Colman assisted by Lexi George*
LIGHTING DESIGN Rachel Burke 22 February to 2 March | Lyric Theatre, QPAC


In the woods there is enchantment...

Swan Lake, the world’s most beloved ballet, returns to its roots in a new, traditional production by The Australian Ballet. Commissioned especially for the company’s 50th anniversary, it has everything a good Swan Lake should – a troubled prince, an enchanted swan, a malevolent magician and doomed love.

Choreographer Stephen Baynes is renowned for his intense musicality and classical purity. Together with designer Hugh Colman, he’s created a ballet of unprecedented magnificence. Following 2012’s Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake promises to be another sell-out for The Australian Ballet.

A fully staged performance of one act from Swan Lake, with narration by one of the characters, accompanied by a trio of musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Curriculum Connections
• Classical ballet
• Internationalism
• Canon text
• Literature and poetry
• Virtuoso performance

Suitability
Middle and Senior school students with an interest in Performing Arts (Dance/Music/Drama) and English

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4:25 PM - 9/03/2013
By Lissa & Paul
Wonderful. Well worth travelling from Darwin to attend.
Absolutely Amazing
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4:39 PM - 1/03/2013
By Jeramie Chisholm
I took my beautiful girlfriend to see Swan Lake and it was your first performance by The Australian Ballet and it was the perfect show to take her too and we'll definitely be attending future events, particularly by The Australian Ballet
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3:59 PM - 1/03/2013
By Sylvia
It was beautiful, my first trip to the ballet and I'll never forget it.
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1:49 PM - 1/03/2013
By Louise Powrie
An absolutely beautiful performance, if the opportunity to see it again came up I would certainly go !!
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11:55 AM - 1/03/2013
By Linda Kidd
Absolutely fantastic performance, I can't find the words to describe it. The dancers were so skilled, the choreography beautiful and timing was perfect. I could swear I was watching swans gliding on a lake and you can't go past the great Tchaikovsky's music. Magnificent, I had a wonderful night!
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11:11 AM - 1/03/2013
By Alan Coop
Where to start... the Set and lighting were brilliant, very lifelike and the effects were astonishing. The coordination and quality of Ballet was exceptional, faultless routines, clearly the result of world class choreography and exceptional performers... in essence perfection in movement and light
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10:02 AM - 1/03/2013
By michael watson
The orchestra and the interpretation by the dancers was truly excellent .The sets and effects were very good , as were the costumes and I thought the dancers were delightful
Great Show
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3:32 PM - 28/02/2013
By Marjorie
enjoyed it very much
Beautiful
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8:36 PM - 27/02/2013
By Sarah
I didn't know the story of Swan Lake as I was watching the ballet - it was so captivating and beautiful I cried anyway!!! Dancing, costumes, solos and of course the swans were all phenomenal
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6:43 PM - 24/02/2013
By Rose Fields
An amazing and truly wonderful experience one that will last forever in my heart......


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