The renowned Mariinsky Ballet Company will present Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s all-time favorite ballet Swan Lake in Guangzhou on November 4 to November 6.
The Mariinsky Ballet is closely linked with the history and development of Russian choreographic art, which began more than two and a half centuries ago. Foreign dance masters played an important role in the establishment and evolution of Russian ballet. At the end of the 18th century, Franz Hilverding, Gasparo Angiolini, Giuseppe Canziani and Charles le Picq were all working in St Petersburg. As far back as the 1790’s, however, the first Russian ballet teacher, Ivan Valberkh, came to the fore. The main sphere of his activities was in a small mime ballet company. He sought to make his productions rich in subject matter and to create recognizable, lifelike images.
Which debuted in the company’s very own theater in 1895. Generally presented in four acts outside of Russia and Eastern Europe, Swan Lake is unique in that its ending varies, from romantic to tragic, in different productions around the world.
Time: 7:30 p.m., November 4 and 5; 2:30 p.m., November 6
Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House
Add: Zhujiang Xi Lu, ZhujiangXincheng, TianheDistrict(天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号)
Duration: 3 hours with two intermissions
Odette / Odile:
Anastasia Kolegova (November 4)
Anastasia Matvienko (November 5)
Oxana Skorik (November 6)
Xander Parish (November 4)
Timur Askerov (November 5)
Yevgeny Ivanchenko (November 6)
Yuri Smekalov (November 4)
Konstantin Zverev (November 5)
Ivan Oskorbin (November 6)