Swan Lake’s Majestic Rendition by the International Ballet Company at La Laguna University
Experience the beauty of one of the most renowned classical ballet masterpieces in the world, Swan Lake, presented by the International Ballet Company. This captivating show will grace the stage of the La Laguna University Auditorium. Swan Lake first debuted on 4th March 1877 at the illustrious Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Almost two decades later, it was revived on 15th January 1895 at the revered Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Its timeless appeal has made it a favourite amongst modern choreographers who continue to perform this celebrated ballet under the title, Swan Lake – Ballet from Saint Petersburg.
The enchanting musical score of Swan Lake was crafted by the famed composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Known for his inspiring body of work, Tchaikovsky has composed the music for other notable ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and Overture 1812.
The gripping storyline of Swan Lake follows Prince Siegfried, who is deeply in love with Princess Odette. A malicious sorcerer, Von Rothbart, has cast a spell on Odette, transforming her into a swan during the day, and back into a human at night. The enchantment can only be undone by true love. The story takes a darker turn when Siegfried, who is due to select his bride at an upcoming ball, unwittingly falls prey to the sorcerer’s trickery and mistakenly makes a promise to Von Rothbart’s daughter, Odile, the Black Swan.
The esteemed 13th edition of the La Laguna University’s annual ballet event offers an extensive array of conferences, workshops, and seminars suitable for everyone. This year, the event will be accessible both in-person in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and virtually. The event is scheduled to commence on 30th November and conclude on 8th December 2023.