Choreographer: Derek Dane (adapted from Petipa's version)
Scenography and Costume Design: Peter Farmer
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
Performance: Shanghai Ballet
*Programs, artists and duration information may be subject to change, please refer to the live performance*
On the occasion of the beginning of spring in the Year of the Rabbit in 2023, the Shanghai Grand Theater will once again join hands with the Shanghai Ballet to present the classic ballet "Swan Lake" and present the audience with a romantic "Swan Ocean" artistic feast for the beginning of the year.
This "Swan Lake", which has won the highest honor in the world ballet circle, has been performed on the stage of the Shanghai Grand Theater for many years in many different styles. From the National Ballet of China, which was the first major play when the Grand Theater was completed in 1998, to world-class dance companies such as Mariinsky Theater Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Australian National Ballet, "Swan Lake" "has become one of the dance dramas with the most performances and audience familiarity in the Grand Theater over the past 20 years.
Since Petipa and Ivanov jointly choreographed and directed the ballet "Swan Lake" in 1895, it has led the classic fashion of ballet art in the world. As Tchaikovsky's masterpiece handed down from generation to generation, "Swan Lake" is the insurmountable pinnacle of classical ballet, and has almost become synonymous with ballet.
In 2015, the Shanghai Grand Theater and the Shanghai Ballet jointly launched the classic version of "Swan Lake". Derek Dean, the choreographer and former artistic director of the English National Ballet, was invited to give guidance, creating an unprecedented "Swan Ocean" in China. The 16 or 24 geese in the regular version are gorgeously upgraded to 48, and the stage is transformed into a real "Swan Lake". This scale is not only the first time in China, but also the world's first "Swan Lake" with a shocking lineup of geese staged in a theater. Swan Lake".
Since the premiere of the Shanghai Ballet’s classic version of “Swan Lake”, it has toured nearly 200 performances in Shanghai, Beijing, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Australia, the United States and other world-class performance centers such as the Lincoln Center in New York. The classic version of "Swan Lake" shows the contemporary vitality injected by young Chinese ballet talents into classical ballet. It is a chemical reaction produced by the collision between oriental aestheticism and Western ballet classics. After years of precipitation and accumulation, Chinese ballet goes global and pays tribute to classics Craftsmanship.
Artistic Director of Shanghai Ballet, Former Artistic Director of English National Ballet and English National Ballet School
Derek Dean joined the Royal Ballet in 1972 and quickly became a principal in 1980. He then created numerous ballets for the Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. He left the Royal Ballet in 1989 in order to open up a broader world of dance art creation.
In spring 1993 Derek Dean was appointed Artistic Director of English National Ballet and the English National Ballet School. In February 1998, after his production Swan Lake premiered at the Royal Albert Theater in 1997, he received two nominations for the Laurence Olivier Awards, the highest award in British drama. In 1999, "Swan Lake" was put on stage again, and performed five tour performances in theaters in Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. This tour set a record of 250,000 people watching . In the autumn of 2000, he edited and created a new version of "Swan Lake", and in the following six months, the work toured in the UK and Japan.
In 2000 and 2004, Shanghai Ballet introduced Derek's versions of "Swan Lake" and "Romeo and Juliet". 2010), the classic version of "Swan Lake" (2015), "Hamlet" (2016), "Sleeping Beauty" (2018), Shanghai Ballet's version of "La Traviata" (2019). From 2018 to now, he is the Artistic Director of Shanghai Ballet.
Time: 2023.01.25-01.26, 19:15
Venue: Shanghai | Shanghai Grand Theater-Grand Theater
Ticket price: 280 / 380 / 480 / 580 / 680