Award-winning English Youth Ballet returns to Bromley with its exquisite production of SWAN LAKE. International principal dancers will lead an impressive cast of 100 local, young dancers selected for their skill and potential.
Set in Russia in at the time when the Maryinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar and the Russian nobility, Baron Von Rothbart, Director of the Russian Ballet schemes to secure Royal patronage through the marriage of his daughter Odile to the Tsar’s son. Odette is eventually betrayed in this famous ballet which leads to a tragic and dramatic end. Enjoy the beautiful dancing of the swans in the Lakeside scene and the sumptuous contrast of the Tsar’s Palace Gardens in Act 3.
It promises to be a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive Black Swan Odile and the vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the Prince’s affections.