Artistic Director Li Cunxin is thrilled to have the opportunity to present a work as timeless and as unforgettable as Swan Lake to Toowoomba audiences. Widely regarded as one of the greatest ballets of all time, Mr Li describes Swan Lake as traditional ballet at its most heart-breaking and glorious. “Swan Lake is Queensland Ballet’s highest selling production to date, and I’m particularly pleased to be sharing the magical choreography of Ben Stevenson’s production with Toowoomba audiences,” Mr Li said.
Swan Lake audiences will be transfixed from the opening bars of Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score, transported into the magical fairytale world and whisked away in a whimsical flight of swans, cygnets and fluttering tutus. Set in a majestic kingdom, the story of Swan Lake follows the ultimately tragic love of a noble Prince and his bewitched maiden. “A favourite of audiences, choreographers and dancers alike, Swan Lake is one of those ballets that every ballet lover wants to see and every classically-trained dancer wants to perform,” Mr Li said.
Ben Stevenson’s traditional production elevates what is a cherished and celebrated favourite. Swan Lake’s exquisite choreography, beautiful costumes and evocative sets will delight audiences young and old. “Ben is a master storyteller and brings his own special magic to Swan Lake. It is a production close to his heart, and one that audiences must not miss.”
For more information or to book for either of these workshops, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au
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