The ballet «Swan Lake»

The ballet «Swan Lake»

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The play nominated for the "Golden Mask 2009-2010" in 3 nominations (Best ballet, the best work of choreographer choreographer (M.Messerer), Best Actress in a ballet (E.Borchenko - for the role of Odette-Odile)).

Ballet "Swan Lake" covers among other very special place. One of its causes in the name of true connoisseurs of this art form anticipation of a miracle. After all, according to art historians, after the famous Bolshoi Theatre in London in 1956, this masterpiece in a short time has become the hallmark of the Russian ballet. According to general director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Vladimir Kehmana, to the choice of "Swan Lake" ballet version for statement on their stage, they came up with the utmost care. At the end of a heated debate was preferred embodiment Alexander Gorsky - Asaf Messerer.

Mikhail Messerer, chief choreographer of Theatre St. Michael, went to the reconstruction of the sample in 1956 very carefully, trying to protect the formulation from the Gorsky effect of time. Nevertheless, his ballet acquired closer and understandable for the modern sound of the audience. In its work, choreographer restored costumes and decorations in their original form - as good as the established artist Simon Virsaladze for the legendary first demonstration of "Swan Lake".

According to Mikhail Messerer, Ballet relevant to today's society: the end in "Swan Lake" happy, and it is - it is something that is so necessary to modern audiences.

Libretto: Vladimir Begichev and Basil Geltser
Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Asaf Messerer in the wording of Mikhail Messerer
Director: Mikhail Messerer, M. Petipa and L. Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky
Premiere: 15 September 2009
Running time: 3 hours with two intermissions


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