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Alexander Ekman's witty, inventive take on the most famous ballet of all.


Act 1 is part stage play, part dance theater, telling the story of the very first, disastrous production of Swan Lake in 1877. The dancers of the Norwegian National Ballet are joined on stage by acclaimed actors Fridtjov Såheim (Lilyhammer) and Jan Gunnar Røise, as well as soprano Elisabeth Teige from the Norwegian National Opera.


In Act 2, the stage is filled with 5,000 litres of water and the swans are given a 21st century makeover in neoprene costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. The famous conflict between the White and Black Swan is played out with dramatic intensity by Norwegian National Ballet's Camilla Spidsøe and Melissa Hough.


Co-Presenter: Consulate General of Sweden San Francsico

  • Year
    2014
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Country
    Norway
  • Note
    Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
  • Director
    Jeff Tudor
  • Music
    Mikael Karlsson