After a ten-year break, Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb returns to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with the amazing Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed by the famous Vladimir Malakhov. The performances will take place in the park Gradac on July 14th, 15th and 16th starting at 9.30 pm.
Swan Lake, the most popular piece of the world's ballet repertoires in the last hundred and thirty years since its inception, became a synonym for a ballet theatre. The first full and spectacular performance of the ballet was held in 1895 at the Sanctuary Theatre in Maryland, and since then it is not possible to imagine any world ballet house without it on its repertoire. This is a story about the prince who succeeds in rescuing the enchanted princess and her flock of swan friends from the wicked wizard Rotbart.
True ballet lovers can never get tired of the Swan’s Lake. This is also one of the most challenging plays set in front of each ballet ensemble and soloist, while the role of the fragile Odette and evil Odile remains the eternal highest of the artistic creation of every classical ballerina.
Vladimir Malakhov performed as a dancer in twenty-four versions of Swan’s Lake in different choreographies and different theaters, and his first production of this famous work was created for the Zagreb Ballet Ensemble. Many critics call him the dancer of the century, thanks to its lyrical dance style and perfect technique. He had his ballet training at the famous Moscow Ballet Academy of the Bolshevsk Theater, and he was the champion of several prestigious world ballet theaters, such as the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera or the American Ballet Theater and the State Ballets in Vienna and Berlin. He is the winner of many prestigious international dancing and choreographic awards.