Marrying evocative dance with a rhapsodic score composed by Tchaikovsky, this beloved ballet derives its story from various Russian folk tales. Since its first performance in 1877, it has been staged the world over - various dance troupes have put their own elegant spin on a narrative about an evil sorcerer who turns the beautiful princess Odette into a swan. Though criticised during its first year of performance, it's now recognised as one of the most influential masterpieces of all time.
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More About Swan Lake - Exquisite Dance Adapted for the Ages
From the atypical "Barbie" version to Black Swan, the Oscar award-winning film starring Natalie Portman, this famed Russian ballet has been adopted in myriad ways since its first performance at the end of the 19th century. As a great deal of the original ballet notes are missing, recent productions have been pieced together via notes and memos. Yet regardless of the rendition, its tradition lives on with the help of contemporary choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, who retain the core of the ballet's original essence whilst imbuing it with modern edge.
Revived after Tchaikovsky's death by choreographers Petipa and Ivanov, nearly every ballerina to play Odette has been compared to the immensely talented Pierina Legnani, who performed 32 fouettes in a row - a highly technical, fast-whipping turn on one foot. You can witness how today's dance troupes are interpreting the romantic tale by purchasing Swan Lake tickets right here on StubHub.
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After securing your Swan Lake tickets, explore other contemporary dance and ballet shows being staged throughout the country, including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and the urban dance hit Stomp. StubHub can help you get access to the best of live dance shows in the UK.
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