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Swan Lake
12:00, 19:00. Ballet in two acts to music by Peter Tchaikovsky. Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltzer. Choreography: Vladimir Burmeister. "Swan Lake" by the outstanding choreographer Vladimir Burmeister has become a legend a legend of the Moscow stage. It premiered as long ago as 1953, but time has no power over this masterpiece. In his staging, Vladimir Burmeister left intact the remarkable 2nd act that was staged by Lev Ivanov in the 19th century. The famous scene of the appearance of the white swans, including the most popular dance of the Little Swans, was included in his production in its original form. As for the rest, Burmeister’s version is totally original and remains unsurpassed up till now. In his interpretation the ballet has obtained a well-defined dramatic concept and a profound philosophical meaning. In 1956, "Swan Lake" was shown during the Theatre’s guest performances in Paris. It was so great a success that Opera de Paris engaged Vladimir Burmeister for the transferring the production to its stage. The production had been performed at that theatre from 1960 through the end of the 80’s. The performance has travelled almost the whole world receiving rave reviews everywhere. "…a vibrant theatrical spectacle, it is all fire and ice", concluded her review Anna Kisselgoff, famous American theatre critic of "The New York Times".
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