International Festival Ballet & Hungary Festival Orchestra
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The ballet "Schwanensee" will now take place on the 18. December 2022.
Sat, 23.01.2021 | Sat, 08.01.2022 | NEW: Sun, 18.12.2022
Tickets for the original Vienna date (23.01.2021) or the first replacement date (08.01.2022) remain valid for the new date on the 18. December 2022.
We kindly ask for your understanding!
The International Festival Ballet & Hungary Festival Orchestra present a feery of beauty, elegance and grace - "Swan Lake" - the best ballet classic of all time!
Music: P. I. Tschaikowsky
Choreography: L. Iwanow und M. Petipa
Editor: Alexander Abaturov
Stage design and costumes: V. Okunev (Mariinski Theater, St. Petersburg)
International Festival Ballet
Artistic Director: Alex Bogutsky
Affected by the current war, the renowned ballet company is changing its name to "International Festival Ballet". With this change, the artists express their attitude. The Festival Ballet is an international ballet that thinks beyond all national borders and stands for global understanding and togetherness in the poetry of art, music and dance. The ensemble sees itself as a ballet for peace and the cohesion of all people.
The "International Festival Ballet" is a top-class ensemble, which convinces worldwide with its strict classical elegance, the fresh breath of the twenty-first century and a perfect dance performance. The company consists of 42 dancers. All dancers are graduates of the best Russian ballet schools such as the Vaganova Academy of Saint Petersburg, the Kiev State Choreographic Academy, the Moscow Academy of Choreography, the Ufa Ballet School and the Perm Ballet Academy. The ensemble has also worked with the best ballet theatres and won numerous prizes and awards at international ballet festivals and competitions. Thus, these 42 dancers of the "International Festival Ballet" represent one of the most beautiful and strongest ballet companies and also one of the most renowned worldwide.
For many, "Swan Lake" is synonymous with ballet in general. The romantic fairy tale about the young prince Siegfried who falls in love with the swan princess Odette and wants to free her from the evil spell of Duke Rothbart is a story about the power of true love.
This ballet piece is part of the standard repertoire of all major companies. In particular, the Allegro Moderato from the Swan Dances of Act 2, choreographed by Lev Ivanov, is the subject of countless parodies and is therefore known as the "Dance of the Four Little Swans" far beyond the ballet-going public. In short, it is a work by a brilliant composer and has been a crowd puller for centuries.
"Swan Lake" is conjured up on stage by a classical ballet ensemble, the International Festival Ballet. In addition, the stage design by theatre designer Vjatscheslav Okunev, who works for Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg and La Scala in Milan, among others, beautiful costumes and the boundless elegance and carefree lightness of the "International Festival Ballet" ensure a dreamy and fairytale-like version of a classical ballet that fascinates even after more than 100 years.
Hungary Festival Orchestra
Artistic Director & Principal Conductor: Vadim Nikitin
The Hungary Festival Orchestra was founded by talented musicians from Hungary, Ukraine and Latvia. The artistic director and principal conductor is Maestro Vadim Nikitin. The orchestra's repertoire includes works by Ravel, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Faure and Albegis, Gounod and many others. The repertoire focuses on the music of classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote and many others. The orchestra has collaborated with renowned ballet ensembles from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The Hungary Festival Orchestra performs with great success in France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and other European countries and has established itself as one of the best ballet orchestras in Europe despite its relatively small ensemble.
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