New Delhi, the capital of India, is prepping itself for an elaborate performance of the classic ballet ‘Swan Lake’.
Not many people are aware of ballets and such traditional acts. However, the famous Swan Lake, which has been adopted in animations, movies, books and several audio-visual formats is something that people from across the world, including India, are aware of. A ballet, originally composed by the famous Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake evokes so many emotions while staying relevant to this day. In New Delhi, the Royal Russian Ballet is set to showcase an elaborate performance of this classic ballet, for the first time, from the 22nd to 24th of September at Siri Fort Auditorium I.
Navrasa Duende, a venture by Energo India, an Indian industrial group is organising this ballet. Bringing in the Royal Russian Ballet, which was founded in 2008 in Ukraine to sustain and engage the best traditions of Russian classical ballet around the world, the production is set to be an interesting one. The ballet troupe, which includes 55 best ballet dancers from Russia, Ukraine and Europe shared “In many success tours our art has been appreciated by viewers in more than 20 countries, including USA and Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, China and others, as well as of course, Russia and Ukraine. The theatre has its own professional technical team. All members are the skilled professionals, experienced in working in different municipal and state-run theatres.”
— Navrasa Duende (@navrasaduende) August 27, 2017
On why the audience must visit this specific performance of the Swan Lake, which will see these international artistes involved, a representative from Navrasa Duende states, “Swan Lake is the most beloved and quintessential classical ballet, a timeless story of good versus evil. From the first yearning bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, it beckons you to another world, with its bewitched swan queen, doomed prince, glittering villainess and drifts of white tutus. Beautifully crafted and sensually romantic – it’s simply stunning. The twin role of the radiant white swan and the scheming, duplicitous black swan tests the full range of a ballerina’s powers.”
Bringing together art and culture
Navrasa Duende states that it seeks to explore diverse cultures and art forms and introduce them to global audiences. The company outlines that “The organisation has its roots in its founder’s strong belief in promoting the performing arts of all. We hope to create, manage, and promote unique productions of live entertainment across countries to cover music, dance, theatre, cinema, visual arts, literature and tourism, sometimes blending multiple genres.”
As the organisation is hosting this classic ballet in September, it has also reminded us to look forward to an event across major cities in the country, the World Street Dance Carnival towards the end of the year.