English Youth Ballet premiers a new production
of Swan Lake at the New Theatre. It promises to be
a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the
rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the
beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the
affections of the Prince.
Set in Russia in at the time when the Marinsky 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.
English Youth Ballet's Professional principal dancers lead
the pageantry of a large cast of up to 100 young talented regional
dancers in this highly acclaimed Company.
The policy of the English Youth Ballet is to perform full
length productions of classical ballet in the regional theatres of
the UK, and to give young dancers outside London an opportunity to
perform within a professional setting. English Youth Ballet boasts
sell-out performances has great popularity throughout the UK. This
popular Company brings their beautiful new production of Swan
Lake to Cardiff.