Sunday, 19 November 2017

Theater Basel | Schwanensee (Swan Lake)

The Swan Lake, a ballet by Stijn Celis with music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky plays at the Theater Basel now as a very entertaining and humorous production.
The costumes are very powerful and remind us a bit of Alice in Wonderland, which creates a fascinating contrast to the more classical parts of the ballet where the dancers dance in tutu's.
For the first time there are not only female swans but also male ones, which we think is very beautiful.
This production of Swan Lake is refreshingly different to every other Swan Lake we have seen before, the dancers are brilliant and managed to transport us with a wink into another world full of swans, deception, freedom and love from the first minute.
The production is very colourful, entertaining and very captivating and we like the very fresh and lively way it is reinterpreted.

choreography: Stijn Celis
musical direction: Thomas Herzog, Nuno Coelho
stage: Jann Messerli
costume: Catherine Voeffray
light: Fred Pommerehn
video: Philipp Contag-Lada
dramatic composition: Armin Kerber, Bettina Fischer

dancers of the Ballet Theater Basel
symphony orchestra Basel

Annabelle Peintre as ODETTE/ODILE
Frank Fannar Pedersen as SIEGFRIED
Jorge García Pérez as ROTBART
Ayako Nakano as KÖNIGIN
Debora Maiques Marin as JESTER
Diego Benito Gutierrez, Armando Braswell, Mirko Campigotto, Anthony Ramiandrisoa, Piran Scott, Max Zachrisson as THE SIX MINISTERS
Tana Rosás Suñé, Lydia Caruso, Lisa Horten-Skilbrei, Raquel Rey Ramos, Marina Sanchez Garrigós, Dévi-Azélia Selly as THE SIX MINISTERS
Camille Aublé, Alba Carbonell Castillo, Andrea Tortosa Vidal, Sidney Elizabeth Turtschi as THE FOUR PRINCESSES
Alba Carbonell Castillo, Lydia Caruso, Debora Maiques Marin, Gaia Mentoglio, Tana Rosás Suñé, Andrea Tortosa Vidal, Rubén Bañol Herrera, Mirko Campigotto, Florent Mollet, Max Ossenberg-Engels, Anthony Ramiandrisoa, Ismael del Valle as THE SWANS

© pictures: Werner Tschan

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