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Swan Lake  

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Choreography
marius petipa-lev ivanov, alexandre gorsky
Stage
Costume
Lighting
Mikhail Sokolov
Runnimg Time
2 hours 5 minutes
Year of Performance
“swan lake” is one of the 3 classic ballet masterpieces along with the “sleeping beauty” and the “giselle”. the main story is based on fights among prince siegfried trying to save her, and a devil of genius desiring to govern them.
depending on the choreography, it sometimes ends tragically or comes to a happy ending in other times. it has become “korea’s most favorite classic ballet” since the korea national ballet introduced it in its entirety as the original work of petipa-ivanov in 1977.
in 2001, the korea national ballet introduced it as the choreography of yuri grigorovich’s version to korea and the performance then obtained successful result in respect of both quality of the work and the popularity. expressing rothbart, who was just a simple devil, as a genius who is controlling prince siegfried’s unconsciousness, grigorovich’s renewed version of “swan lake” expresses the fight between “destiny (the devil) and love (prince)” more dramatically. the audiences are fascinated by particular arrangements in grigorovich’s “swan lake”, such as diverse and gorgeous folk dances at the court dancing party, swans’ fantastic corps de ballet at the shore of the blue tone lake and the same ballerina dancing as both graceful princess odette and wicked black swan odile.

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