Pjotr Tchaikovsky: A Swan LakeSemperoper Dresden

A "Swan Lake" with neither tutus nor ballet shoes! In this version, Johan Inger prefers to focus on the highly contemporary issues of mutual respect and personal freedom in human relationships. The set design by Estudiodedos redefines the space, allowing the choreography to dovetail perfectly with the plot.

Swedish choreographer Johan Inger’s works are renowned for their wry, poetic and humorous take on human relationships, with his adaptations of Carmen and Peer Gynt garnering particular acclaim. Now he reveals a new facet of his art in this latest production of "A Swan Lake". Taking his inspiration from "The Stolen Veil" – one of a collection of folk tales by Johann August Musäus – he builds a decidedly modern story around the famous swan.

On the stage of the Semperoper in Dresden, set designers Letici Gañán and Curt Allen Wilmer explore the full potential afforded by the intersection of architecture and scenography. With movable walls, mirrors, lights, colours and projections, the pair behind Estudiodedos create a vast array of sensory experiences in which dance and space intertwine, ultimately merging into a single narrative thread.

Ballet filmed on 17 December 2023 at the Semperoper in Dresden.

Director

Tilo Krause

Production

Armida Film

With

  • Semperoper Ballett

  • Zarina Stahnke

  • Christian Bauch

  • Jón Vallejo

  • Joseph Gray

  • Skyler Maxey-Wert

  • Ayaha Tsunaki

  • Leander Wilde

  • Zoran Marković (Chorégraphe - Assistance)

Choreography

Johan Inger

Director

Johan Inger

Sets

  • Curt Allen Wilmer

  • Leticia Gañán

Costumes

Salvador Mateu Andujar

Lighting

Tom Visser

Video

Emilio Valenzuela Alcaraz

Music director

Thomas Herzog

Orchestra

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Dramaturge

Gregor Acuña-Pohl

Country

Germany

Year

2024

Duration

108 min

Available

From 28/12/2023 to 16/03/2024

Genre

Performance Art

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