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A Swan Lake

The Norwegian National Ballet Children of The Norwegian National Ballet School
Alexander Ekman, choreography and set design; Henrik Vibskov, costumes; Tom Visser, lighting designer; Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor
The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Per Kristian Skalstad

“I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!” said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In "A Swan Lake", his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks. Alexander Ekman is an award-winning choreographer, whose work is internationally acclaimed for its inventiveness, musicality and humour. With a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, "A Swan Lake" takes a fresh and witty look at Tchaikovsky‘s ballet of all ballets.


With short quotes from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake", reworked by Mikael Karlsson

Dancescreen Award 2016 for Best Live-Performance Relay & Camera Re-Work;
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2017: Best Live Performance Capture


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Ballet / Dance
98 mins
Jeff Tudor
A co-production of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, NRK and 3 minutes West in cooperation with Arthaus Musik © DNO&B
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